Summer Night Lights
The Summer Night Lights program is a public and private partnership undertaken by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development (“GRYD”) and The GRYD Foundation.
Summer Night Lights is part of the GRYD Comprehensive strategy, which is directed at increasing community resiliency to the influence of gangs and gang violence.
Summer Night Lights (“SNL”) operates at 32 locations across the City of Los Angeles, keeping recreation centers and parks open and adding extended programming between the hours of 7 pm – 11 pm during the summer.
2018 SNL Dates
June 27th – August 4th
Wednesdays through Saturdays
August 10th – August 24th
Fridays and Saturdays
SNL expands the menu of activities at each site beyond what is traditionally offered, bringing sports, arts and recreational activities, resource fairs, health screenings, workshops, jobs, and connections to resources that residents can utilize year round.
Summer Night Lights with the Fall Friday Nights and Youth Squad 360 components all work together to transform lives here in Los Angeles.
“Much more than keeping parks open and helping young people, Summer Night Lights does more…SNL builds community…it puts the community in charge of its own fate…”
Charlie Beck, Chief of Police