P.R.I.D.E. not only supports homework completion, but offers academic intervention programs.The collaborative unites resources to serve the needs of our community more efficiently and effectively increasing services for the under-served, low-income, monolingual Vietnamese/ Spanish-speaking families. For many of these young people P.R.I.D.E. offers first time opportunities and experiences, such as after-school adult supervision, academic support, enrichment activities, sports, and most importantly, an introduction to future education opportunities with college campus tours.
Enrichment activities are life changing for some of our young people. P.R.I.D.E. offers many activities that they would never experience. By exposing our youth to fashion design, performing arts, guitar and art classes, technology, photography, ballet, dance, health and fitness, they are able to dream and explore future career possibilities, thus helping them identify their strengths, natural talents, gifts and interests. As a result of the P.R.I.D.E. collaborative, the Boys & Girls Club brought forth the Anaheim Angels Baseball organization who offers an outstanding RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program giving many of these students a first time team experience. This opportunity inspired many of our youth to believe they could play high school and college baseball, thus, motivating them to engage academically.