Proud of Where you Come From


Program Overview

Through "Proud of Where you Come From," we partnered up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach and local high schools to bring teens to historic sites in our service area. At these historic places, participating teens learned the history of the site, and then worked with docents and museum management to brainstorm creative ways of sharing the site's story with future visitors. Through this program, teens increased awareness of local history and enhanced their self esteem in knowing their perspective is valued, while historic sites were given tools to understand and reach a younger audience!



2016/17 school year

Participating Sites

The Bembridge House Museum

953 Park Circle
Long Beach, California 90813

USS Iowa

250 S. Harbor Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90731




Sponsors + Funders