The students we work with find themselves facing challenges such as...
- Falling behind early in school
- Unaddressed physical, mental & behavioral health needs
- Unsafe neighborhoods filled with crime and violence
- Challenging home lives
- Interactions with the criminal justice system
At Sharefest we believe in the inherent potential of every student. We also believe the barriers they face should not keep our youth from achieving their goals and dreams. That’s why for over 19 years we’ve delivered hope to under-resourced and disconnected youth by giving them the skills, resources, support and connections they need to mobilize from poverty.
Now is the time to spread hope to L.A.’s forgotten youth.
Students receive mentoring through high school graduation and beyond from Sharefest Instructors and industry partners.
With industry partners, local businesses, community leaders and schools, Sharefest creates opportunities to connect and build supportive communities.
College & Career Connections.
Sharefest creates opportunities for students to connect with and find support in local trade organizations, apprenticeships and community colleges.
DID YOU KNOW...
Sharefest is the only community-based organization with a consistent presence in under-resourced LAUSD Continuation Schools.
IN THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
WHAT MAKES SHAREFEST SO DIFFERENT?
Sharefest gives youth facing significant barriers the skills, support, and connections they need to achieve economic success.
Throughout LAUSD students on the verge of dropping out find themselves on the fringe of the education system. Since 2009 Sharefest has been the only community-based organization consistently working inside schools with youth who are under-served, under-resourced AND underestimated. Sharefest empowers them with life skills and professional development and helps them build a pathway to a life-changing career.
Sharefest pours more resources into each student than schools and other organizations can. Following a student from high school into college or the workforce is simply the most effective way for youth to achieve economic mobility and success.
Because of the partnership and commitment of individuals, organizations, businesses and government agencies, Sharefest continues to empower youth and transform futures year after year.