Clubs & Activities

Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy partners with organizations to provide a positive, college-driven culture to our students.  

College Bound: our College Bound program offers scholarships, case management, tutoring, college workshops, and college field trips. SAT and CAHSEE courses are also provided throughout the school year to ensure that we are preparing students to make them competitive in the college application process.

Keystone Club: Keystone students participate both on and off campus in activities that focus on three priority areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. The program is designed to have students exposed to the priority areas while making them more competitive in the job market and the college application process.

Cyber Patriot: A cyber security club, promoting STEM education, designed to educate and motivate students to become the cyber defenders the nation needs, Student’s will test their abilities to defend in a simulated corporate network from external hostile attacks.

Calculus X: This club provides students an opportunity to prepare for the AP Calculus exam.

Handball: This club provides students a chance to play and compete in various tournaments against students from Locke and students from other High Schools.

APEX Credit Recovery: Students take classes after school through an accelerated online class that is facilitated by credentialed teachers.

CAHSEE Boot Camp: Offers students eight day CAHSEE prep classes.

Homework Assistance: Provides supplemental instruction aligned with classroom instruction.

Professional Tutoring & Guidance: Provides academic help in a safe environment enabling students to practice new skills, model good study habits, and coaches students on how to research/find answers.

Making the Grade: This club provides students with various accredited subject courses that enables students an opportunity for credit recovery and/or educational enhancement.


Chem 4 U: This club provides students an opportunity to prepare for the AP Chemistry exam.

Rocket Club: This club provides students with an opportunity to practice and learn scientific knowledge.

Futbal: This club provides small sided soccer game that allows students the opportunity to play soccer on smaller fields.

Handball: This club provides students a chance to play and compete in various tournaments against teachers, staff members, and other students.

Above The Rim: This club provides students to train like basketball players. The students learn how to dribble, shoot, and play team defense.

Plyometrics: This club educates and assist students to isolate areas of the body that they want to improve or get stronger.

Drill Team/Dance: This club provides a haven for its members to express themselves through the art of dance as well as an outlet for camaraderie, socialization, and spirituality.

Kick Butts Day: A program that educates students about tobacco usage.

Denim Day: A campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault.

Darden Diversity Outreach: A program that assists youth to prepare and pursue their dreams of completing high school and attending college.

“Reach Out” Program: A program to build a sense of community through service projects.

Advocacy Voice: The student process helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school principals.

Computers: Program for families to learn basic functions of a computer and Microsoft software.

Financial Planning: Program for families to learn how to save for college and everyday life expenses.

Education Opportunities - Online Community College classes that are offered to families for credit recovery or educational enhancement.

Career Pathways: This club provides access to vocational and on-the-job training skill classes to students that prefer vocational opportunities.

College Access Preparation (CAP): This club provides college preparation classes, college tours, workshops in test taking strategies, writing skills and library research, and assistance with the often-daunting college admissions process.

College R US: This club provides on-site Community College classes for credit recovery or educational enhancement.

Internship/Jobs: This club provides employment and job building skills.

Get Active! Join Our Volunteer Program!

Green Dot Public Schools and Locke College Prep Academy is pleased to welcome you as a volunteer.  Your commitment to education offers many students an opportunity to have the individual attention that is vital to their education and personal development.  You are a role model of our values and the standards that our community upholds.  

School Education Policy asks that you complete a volunteer application packet prior to reporting for volunteer work.  The packet consists of the following documents:  

  • Volunteer Expectations
  • Live Scan (i.e. fingerprint) background check
  • Tuberculosis (TB) skin clearance 
  • Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Confidentiality Agreement

We hope you can help us transform public education and our commitment to the Watts Community.  Please download the Volunteer Packet and help us develop our youth!

Summer & Enrichment Opportunities

Jobs & Internships

City Year, Washington, DC (AmeriCorps): Graduating seniors who are not sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC, a group of 17-24 year olds who commit to full-time service for ten months in the Washington, DC, community. Benefits include: living stipend, health care coverage, free metro pass, and an educational scholarship. Find out more

Constitutional Rights Foundation Youth Internship Program: The Youth Internship Program (YIP) places qualified urban students as paid interns in law firms, businesses, government offices, and non-profit organizations. Open to sophomores and juniors during their out-of-school months, the program is offered three times a year to accommodate students in Los Angeles’ year-round school systems. Each paid internship program lasts eight weeks. Students work at job sites for six out of the eight weeks. During the first and last week and every Friday of each program, YIP participants take part in educational seminars. Find out more

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program: Since 1992, the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has recruited college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. These ten and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diverse array of careers in the federal and corporate sectors. Find out more

INROADS: The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS seeks high performing Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American Indian students for internship opportunities with some of the nation’s largest companies. Find out more

Leadership & Government

African American Youth Leadership Program (AAYLP): The African American Youth Leadership Program is an annual conference for high school juniors and seniors in Sacramento, hosted by the Research and Policy Institute of California. Participants are exposed to training in leadership and personal development and are shown the tools of success in education, business, and government. Conference participants get hands-on experience that culminates in a mock presentation and debate of proposed bills in California’s Assembly Chambers. AAYLP graduates are admitted into the Society of Leaders, a virtual community connecting high-achieving students to academic support, career counseling, and to each other. Find out more

Boys State and Girls State: Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership programs, sponsored by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. Students spend a week living on a college campus and learn about city, county, and state government. Students are eligible to participate the summer after their junior year. Find out more aboutCA Boys State or CA Girls State

California Youth Think Tank (CYTT) Summer Residence Program: A youth leadership and diversity training program for California youth to explore important issues, bridge the gaps that divide them, and work collectively to find solutions to the challenges facing their communities and society. The program is designed to bolster students' leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills and has components for both high school and middle school students. Find out more

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project: This week-long leadership training conference hosted in Sacrament is open for all California high school students currently in the 10th and 11th grade. The conference provides valuable information on Chicano/Latino culture and history through personal experiences of presenters and their study of related topics. The leadership training is presented so that students can take what they learn back to their schools and communities. Find out more

Junior Statesmen of America Summer Program: Junior Statesmen of America allows students to immerse themselves in politics and government while making new friends and developing leadership skills. Find out more

Pre-College Leadership Program at Morehouse College: There are 2 programs, one for male students completing their sophomore or junior year, and the other for male students completing their senior year. The curriculum focuses on personal and interpersonal leadership skills. Find out more

Tavis Smiley Foundation "Youth to Leaders" Leadership Institute: The Tavis Smiley Foundation’s Leadership Institute is the core training and development program of Youth to Leaders. Each year students, ages 13-18, are invited to apply to attend this five-day conference held on a college campus. Between 200 and 250 students are accepted for participation along with adult allies who serve as chaperones. The majority of the Institute participants are moderate to low-income from urban and suburban communities nationwide. Each year 20-25 states are represented. Find out more

Science, Math, & Engineering

COSMOS – The California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science: The mission of COSMOS is to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will become leaders of California, the nation, and the world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and scholars. Find out more

George Washington University Science & Engineering Apprenticeship program: This program places academically talented high school Students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/juniors) with interest in science & math in Department of Defense laboratories for an 8-week period over the summer. The program provides experience in the world of scientific research, with hands-on exposure to scientific & engineering practices not available in the HS environment. It is a paid apprenticeship and the students are assigned a scientist or engineer as their mentor. Find out more

National Space Club Scholars Program, sponsored by NASA: This is a 6 week summer internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It is open to students who will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade, have demonstrated high academic success, and have an interest in space science or engineering as a career. Find out more

MITES Program (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) at MIT: MITES is a challenging 6 week summer program that prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and science. If you are selected, all educational, housing, meals and activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own transportation to and from MIT. Find out more

UCLA Engineering Science Corps Outreach Program: The UCLA Summer Research Program for high school students offers hands-on research experience working in an engineering laboratory of a distinguished UCLA faculty member. Each participant is matched with a faculty mentor and works as a member of that faculty mentor’s research group for eight summer weeks. Participants will attend weekly workshops/presentations conducted by faculty and staff during a catered lunch, which will expose participants to the various engineering departments at UCLA. High school participants also learn to translate their research data into the constructs of a scientific poster, which is presented on the final day of the program. Find out more

UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity "SMARTS" Program: Admitted students participate in CEED's Annual Science Mathematics Achievement and Research Technology for Students Program (SMARTS). SMARTS is a six-week summer college preparation program at UCLA designed to engage traditionally underrepresented students in rigorous science, technology, engineering and math instruction and training. Participants engage in math courses, SAT preparation, research, and college and career planning workshops. Students also complete six weeks of research in UCLA labs through the Research Assistance Program. The six-week experience is culminated with a closing ceremony where Research Apprentices formally present their projects to an audience of faculty, staff, parents and their peers. Find out more

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC): The SUMaC program brings mathematically talented and motivated high-school students from across the United States, and from around the world, to Stanford University for four weeks of serious mathematical pursuits. The goals of the program are to provide access for these students to advanced topics in mathematics, to lead these students through topics that are of great significance to mathematics and the sciences, and to provide a friendly social environment for interaction between SUMaC participants and Stanford Mathematics Department faculty and students. Find out more

Women in Engineering, E2@UMD (University of Maryland): Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland (E2@UMD) is a one-week summer program for high school women (rising juniors or seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. You will live on campus for one-week and explore the world of engineering through fun hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges, and seminars with professional engineers.Find out more

Young Scholars Program at UC Davis: The Young Scholars Program and UC Davis is designed to expose students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with an emphasis on the biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences. Find out more

Summer University Coursework

Harvard Secondary School Program: The Harvard Secondary School Program offers students the chance to take Harvard courses while meeting people from around the world. Find out more

Summer@Brown: Brown University offers pre-college summer programs that are on campus, online, and abroad. Find out more

Summer Pre-Collegiate Program at UC Berkeley: The Summer Pre-Collegiate Program at UC Berkeley offers students a chance to earn college credit by taking college-level courses. Find out more

UCLA Summer Sessions: UCLA Summer Sessions and Special Programs offers summer programs to motivated high school students who would like to get a jump-start on their college career and gain enrichment in a variety of interesting and challenging subjects. Find out more

UC Riverside Summer Academy for Advanced High School Students: The UC Riverside Summer Academy opens summer courses to high school students, giving students the chance to earn college credit. Find out more

UC San Diego Academic Connections: UC San Diego program to connect high school students with college subject matter courses led by graduate students in a wide array of academic disciplines. Find out more

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program: The University of Maryland Young Scholars Program targets rising juniors and seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to experience college life while earning three academic credits. 14 courses are offered for three weeks. Find out more

UCLA Extension for High School Students: UCLA's High School Level Program designed for the college-bound student. These intensive academic courses help introduce students to the UCLA campus, and can provide high school credit, with prior agreement from your counselor. Students can also take regular UCLA Extension degree-credit courses, available evenings and weekends. Find out more

Other Summer Enrichment Opportunities

College Admission Prep Camp: The College Admission Prep Camp is a way to have a great time on a college campus this summer while getting a head start on the college admissions process. The program offers: SAT test preparations with a proven curriculum, college admissions essay one-on-one tutoring, college admissions guidance – where to apply, how the process works. Find out more

Hispanic College Fund Hispanic Youth Institute: Youth Institute is a national pre-college program that begins the Hispanic College Fund’s pipeline of programs helping students graduate from college, pursue professional careers and give back to the community. Students experience a university campus for a four-day, three-night college empowerment program where students will learn to overcome both real and perceived barriers to college access. The students participate in college and career workshops, connect with local Hispanic professionals, meet college admissions officers, interact with mentors, listen to inspirational speakers, and compete for scholarships. Throughout the on-campus experience, the students will build their confidence and receive practical tools to help them along their pathway to college. Find out more

Outward Bound, Los Angeles (OBA): Serving the Greater Los Angeles area, OBA, Inc., better known as Outward Bound Adventures, is a nonprofit organization that provides meaningful nature-based educational experiences for urban underserved youth, young adults and their families. OBA uses the wilderness, urban communities and classroom settings to teach its middle school and high school participants about the natural world. Participants engage in activities and initiatives that promote self-empowerment, integrity, accountability, health, community service and environmental education. Find out more

Summer Discovery: Summer Discovery offers summer enrichment programs from UCLA to Florance, Italy, in a wide array of subjects. Find out more

Summer Journalism Program at Princeton University: The Summer Journalism Program is designed for low-income sophomores or juniors who have an interest in journalism. The cost is free including travel costs to and from Princeton! Find out more

Community College Opportunities

Students interested in making themselves more academically competitive may want to attend community college courses over the summer. Students who take advantage of concurrent enrollment opportunities demonstrate that they are capable of handling college level coursework. In addition, UC/CSU approved courses at the community college can help satisfy a high school subject requirement while simultaneously earning the student college credits. For more information, students should visit the website of the community college that they wish to attend. Some local options to consider include:


Some summer opportunity information provided by UCLA EAOP

Wellness Center

The Locke Wellness Center provides integrated wraparound services for students, parents, and other members of the Watts community. The Center is housed in a 9,500-square-foot facility located directly across the street from Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy. The Center offers primary health and dental services; a full-scope of mental health services; reproductive health services; wellness promotion and prevention programming; parent engagement and education; academic support services; and a dance studio. Green Dot coordinates with the Los Angeles Unified School District and community partners to provide these critical services and help its students reach their greatest potential both in and out of the classroom.

All programs and services provided by the Locke Wellness Center are FREE to students. Low-cost medical services are available for community members.


Services for Students and Adults

Linkage to Medical Services: Provides medical insurance eligibility screenings, enrollment in the Locke Wellness Center medical clinic, and linkage to current medical facilities.

Monday through Thursday, 3 pm to 5 pm

Navigation Services: Provides referrals to local agencies that offer free and low-cost services including counseling, food, housing/shelter, legal aid, tutoring, job training and substance abuse prevention.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 pm to 6 pm

Services for Adults

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: Adults have the opportunity to learn conversational English. Locke families who successfully complete the program are awarded 35 service hours.

Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am to 10:30 am

Services for Students

College-Readiness for Youth in Foster Care: Helps youth in foster care graduate and get ready for college. Services include Saturday SAT preparation and health and wellness workshops, monthly college tours, college counseling and individual tutoring.

Recreational Activities

Dance: Monday and Wednesday, 3:30 pm to 4:40 pm

Art: Tuesday and Wednesday, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Teen Parent Program: Teen parents share and learn parenting skills along with discussing responsibilities of parenthood. Participants receive a $10 gift card for each meeting attended.

Monday, 3:30 pm to 5 pm

In-School Services

Dating Violence Prevention: Students learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships and recognize the warning signs of dating violence.

Parent Engagement Education Program: In this nine-week program, parents learn about college requirements, how to navigate the school system and other information vital to their children's academic success.

Reproductive Health Education: Ninth grade students engage in reproductive and sex education workshops. Peer advocates are trained to share accurate information and resources among their peers.

Vision Services: Vision screenings are provided to incoming ninth grade students. Students with vision problems have access to a comprehensive eye exam and glasses.

Services by School Referral

Truancy Intervention: Assist students who are chronically absent develop an individualized plan to improve their attendance.

United Peace Officers Against Crime: UPAC provides leadership, awareness, and mentoring opportunities to students who engage in high-risk behaviors.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Funders and Community Partners

The Locke Wellness Center is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education’s Full Service Community Schools Program and the California Wellness Foundation.

The Locke Wellness Center is able to provide free health and wellness services because of this funding and the generous contributions of our community partners that include:

  • Break the Cycle
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • COACH for Kids
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education
  • Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
  • SHIELDS for Families
  • United Friends of the Children
  • VSP
  • United Peace Officers Against Crime
  • Watts Century Latino Organization
  • Watts Health Corporation
  • Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club

Locke Wellness Center
316 E. 111th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061

(323) 420-2141

Open Monday - Friday
9 am to 6 pm

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Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy

325 E 111th St
Los Angeles, CA 90061

Phone: (323) 420-2100