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Information contained here will be updated regularly as more programs and details become available. Please check back regularly for updates!

The Earn Learn Play (ELP) initiative is back again this year, connecting all young people of the City of Los Angeles to recreational, educational, and paid internship opportunities throughout this summer!

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Career exploration and paid internships for youth between the ages of 14 to 24: Find summer job placements in your career field of interest and earn a paycheck while learning valuable skills.

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Opportunities to learn beyond the classroom: Through a range of enrichment programs from STEM to literacy and more, these programs will turn Los Angeles into your own academic playground.

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Sports, arts, and day camps to explore and play: Enjoy the great outdoors, play recreational sports, and discover new worlds through engagement in the arts.

Youth and parents can enter their address and find many free and low-cost summer programs and activities nearby to earn, learn, and play.

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Earn Learn Play is an initiative of the City of Los Angeles Youth Development Department, Mayor Karen Bass' Office, and in partnership with the Summer of Joy Collaborative convened by Great Public Schools Now.

Thank you to the Los Angeles Public Library, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department for their partnership in this year's programming. 

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about Earn Learn Play, please contact us at!

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