BAM® Los Angeles

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Because we believe that success in school is not only possible but should be achieved and celebrated, we are present in the schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students in the learning process, and through careful guidance, enables them to realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life.

We are thrilled to partner with all our schools as they are instrumental to our work and mission.

Today, the BAM Program is active in the following LA schools:

Santee Education Complex
Bret Harte Middle School
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School
Audubon Middle School
Westchester High School

The BAM LA is supported by the Youth Guidance National Office in Chicago which includes the BAM Training Academy and the areas of Program Evaluation, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications and Development.

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Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs, like BAM, that enable youth to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life. Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving more than 13,000 youth across Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, and London. Our specific and strategically developed delivery areas are counseling & prevention, community & afterschool programming, and youth workforce development

Program Impact

Students enrolled in the BAM Program are:

50% less likely to be arrested for violent crime.
25% more engaged in school
19% more likely to graduate high school on time
Up to $30 in societal gains for every $1 invested in BAM

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