L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs

kids with signs 300dpiSince 1995, the award-winning L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs have provided underserved middle and high school students in Los Angeles with free arts, athletics, and academic activities after school. By allowing young people the opportunity to expand their learning, improve their skills and develop new ones in a safe, supportive setting, L.A.C.E.R. fosters scholastic achievement, self-confidence, and good citizenship.





The LACER Afterschool Program at King Middle School

LACER offers free, award-winning after-school programming each day to the registered students at King Middle School. Students can choose classes and workshops within the academics, athletics, and the arts. This grant-based program has very limited enrollment and attendance requirements apply. Open spaces are offered each year through a lottery system that begins on June 1, 2017.

2017-18 Online Lottery Enrollment Form



We want your feedback!

We'd love to get your opinions on the L.A.C.E.R. Program at your school. Please fill out this quick survey - you'll be helping us bring the best program offerings to the youth of Los Angeles.

Student survey click HERE.

Administration survey click HERE.

Parent survey click HERE (English).

Encuesta de padres haga clic AQUÍ (en español)

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L.A.C.E.R. News

MAJOR GIFT: The Wilbur May Foundation

Partnerships like The Wilbur May Foundation, a long-time supporter, help L.A.C.E.R. make the arts an integral part of the after school experience for thousands of youth in Los Angeles. In a new initiative that began in early 2014, The Wilbur May Foundation ARTStars – Connecting Youth Through the Arts program provided an additional 23,300 hours of instruction and performance time across six L.A.C.E.R. schools. By doing so, L.A.C.E.R. was able to provide an arts experience for every student, that’s over 7,000 middle and high school youth who benefited from this expanded collaboration.

Listen to Will Seymour’s conversation with Denise Westwood on 95.5 KLOS “Spotlight on the Community” as he explains how L.A.C.E.R. changes lives daily through arts, athletics and academics and the new initiative made possible by a major gift from The Wilbur May Foundation.