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 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
WHAT MAKES SHAREFEST SO DIFFERENT?
Sharefest delivers hope to 300+ under-resourced and disconnected students every year. Our primary work takes place inside 5 LAUSD Continuation High Schools from Wilmington to Watts where students meet caring adults from the Sharefest team. Students participate in college and career courses that accelerate earning the credits they desperately need to graduate. As part of our wraparound programming, Sharefest also provides mentorship and access to trauma-informed mental and behavioral health services.
Sharefest pours more resources into each individual student than schools and other organizations are able to. Following a student from high school into post-secondary pathways is simply the most effective way for youth to truly mobilize from poverty.
Because of the partnership and commitment of individuals, organizations, businesses and government agencies, Sharefest continues to empower youth and transform futures year after year.