Leadership Program

Kid City cultivates opportunities for student leadership and self-advocacy, where students tell their own stories and advocate for themselves and their community. Students learn research skills, public speaking, policy and advocacy skills, and network with colleagues in the field of education. Opportunities include:


Splash of LA Summer Leadership Program

Students in Kid City's six-week summer leadership program manage publicity, create games and activities for all ages, perform in the talent show, coordinate a community resource fair, and organize delicious refreshments for a one-day family festival, Splash of LA! Every year, Splash of LA student leaders inspire us with their talent, creativity, and drive! 

Interested in Architecture & Design?

Help Kid City design the:deciduous_tree:"Breezeway":deciduous_tree:— a new outdoor program space for youth in downtown LA! This is a great opportunity to learn design and architecture using the same software used to create video games, and get college credit!New update! The breezeway WILL be built and ready for use by November! You can be part of the entire project if you sign up for the class.Class begins June 13th, and runs Monday - Thursday 4-6pm. Time is short, but there is still time to register! Click here for all the details and information on how to enroll and register through Los Angeles Trade Tech College! 

YouthParticipatory Action Research (YPAR)

Youth Participatory Action Research, which centers the voices of those who are part of the community that is being studied. This community based research approach gives power and voice to folks from the community by fully including them in every step of the research process. Community members take the lead in deciding what research questions we are looking to answer, how we are going to collect data, and in analyzing all the data that is collected. This research, in particular, is a social justice driven approach that sheds light on social issues that affect the community being studied.

Rapid Response Team: Public and Institutional Policy Advocacy

Kid City students and alumni are invited to provide testimony in legislative visits and institutional hearings on issues that are of primary concern to first generation and low-income students: college access and affordability, K-16 education, financial aid, access to arts, etc. Training is provided several times each year. We are proud to collaborate with partners at College for All Coalition, Education Trust West, Southern California College Access Network, the National College Attainment Network, and the Campaign for College Opportunity.

Interested in joining our rapid response team or providing testimony? Please fill out this google form.