Of the many skills we teach at LA’s BEST, none is more important than teaching children how to make good choices. We are intentional about giving children the opportunity to choose. In LA’s BEST, every site is custom-designed by site staff to reflect the personalities, needs, interests and preferences of the children we serve, and children have the power to make many choices. They join the chess club, or drill team, or football team, or science club. We offer yoga, zumba, ballroom dancing, hip hop and classical violin at various campuses – based on what the children at the site are drawn to and on the resources we have to provide those options. When kids choose what and how they want to learn, their intrinsic motivation soars, and the learning is that much deeper. When kids discover and explore their passions and interests, they open up futures brighter than they ever thought possible.