Please note: we prioritize the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and plan to take all necessary precautions to protect students, staff, and volunteers for the 2020-2021 school year.



FREE after-school program for youth ages 6 to 18 years old supporting the physical, emotional and social health of youth in Little Tokyo and neighboring communities

Monday – Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m at Terasaki Budokan*

To learn more about enrolling your child for the 2020-21 school year, contact Youth Services Coordinator Lupe Limón Corrales at or (213) 473-1689.



What to expect:

  • Academic enrichment
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy snacks
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Community engagement

A community project of LTSC, the newly built Terasaki Budokan features: 

  • Indoor gymnasium
  • Outdoor plaza with a stage
  • Children’s playground
  • Courtyard
  • Community room



Little Tokyo Service Center has provided after-school services for 20 years and we are excited to expand this much-needed program at Terasaki Budokan. Past results of students in our youth group activities include: 

  • 91% improved their grade point average
  • 89% improved their grades by at least one or more grade levels
  • 76% of students graduating went on to college
  • 75% improved their reading and comprehension grades
  • 62% improved their math grades 


LTSC hopes for students to become empowered and make informed decisions about their physical, emotional, and mental health, along with understanding the connection between their well-being and the strength of their communities.

Along with academic success, we want students in this after-school program to see themselves as active members in society with the capacity to make a positive change in their neighborhoods.


*Terasaki Budokan is a facility in Downtown Los Angeles for youth, families and seniors for sports, community activities, and connections between Japanese American culture and the Little Tokyo neighborhood.