Today I attended the grand reopening of the Boyle Heights Youth Opportunity Movement Center along with local youth and their family.
The new center now provides access to a computer laboratory, library, college preparatory center, game room, and entertainment center. These new amenities are a great resource to the local youth, and I hope that you will spread the word among your friends to visit the center and to participate in their activities.
In addition, this year Boyle Heights will be home to a new summer program: the “Summer Night Lights” at Ramon Garcia Park and the Ramona Gardens Rec Center. We all know that during the summer time, many young people are out of school, and sometimes have nothing to do. So this summer, we are providing a space during nighttime hours so kids can be kids! For 10 weeks, Ramon Garcia Park and the Ramona Gardens Rec Center will be open from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight, Wednesday through Saturday, to provide sports programs, cultural workshops and SAFE SPACE! Summer Night Lights programs will begin each night at 7 p.m.