KIDS FROM THE AREA ENJOY OUTDOOR AS WELL AS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY’S SUMMER CAMPS.
Serving the public, whether around Long Beach or around the globe, is part of the mission at Long Beach State. Students, faculty and staff spend hours volunteering, serving internships and other activities, many of which are coordinated through the Center for Community Engagement or other campus programs. Here are a few ways the campus reaches out.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER CAMPS
Young scientists, writers, artists and athletes can find a variety of summer day camps at Long Beach State. In addition, Camp Nugget provides activities for children ages 5-12 with special needs or disabilities.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Not into partying? Then spend your spring break week with Long Beach State faculty, students and staff helping rebuild homes ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. For the past 12 years, the school has sent a group to New Orleans to work with Habitat for Humanity.
SCIENCE LEARNING CENTER
The Science Learning Center has long served as an outreach for the local community through its Mobile Science Museum, a 27-foot converted mobile home that visits area schools and community events. The Mobile Science Museum generally carries more than 40 hands-on exhibits in astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, biology and marine biology.
HEALTHY BODIES AND MINDS
LifeFit Center @ The Beach offers classes and workshops in its well-equipped facilities on campus with the goal of improving body, mind and spirit for any community member over the age of 49.
Community members needing physical therapy can obtain treatment through the university’s PT @ The Beach.
The Speech-Language Pathology Department’s clinic serves children and adults who have speech-related disorders.
CENTER FOR LATINO COMMUNITY HEALTH
The Center focuses on optimizing community health worker models such as nutrition, HIV/AIDS prevention, obesity prevention, youth empowerment, nutrition education, perinatal and maternal child health and Latino educational success.