About us

Lil Koala also known as Eucalyptus is the epitome of childhood. Too young to be an adult yet too old to be a baby, he like most kids his age suffer from an identity crisis. Born different than others, he was abandoned as an orphan in Australia, where he was left at the doorstep of an exotic pet store. Lil Koala after being adopted by an American family and christened as Eucalyptus, by his new adopted parents later relocated to Los Angeles, California where he endured his share of bullying, namely due to the color of his fur.  Understanding his difference and uniqueness, he learns to deal with the emotional issues of bullying in a very unique and methodical way. 


Using Eucalyptus plight as the poster child for anti-bullying, Lil Koala teams up with a band of pre-school teachers and writers to redefine, what it means to be bullied while redirecting the energies of bullies. In addition to our being able to infuse life saving skills in the consciousness of todya's youth with the assistance of our in-house CPR instructor, we also teach our students American Sign Language. Currently we are expanding our influence with the help of a full audio visual production.  Looking ahead, such innovative thinking will allow fundamental education to keep pace with the fast paced city living. Leveraging the mass appeal of Eucalyptus, our celebrity mascot and his larger than life powder blue persona we have made significant headway, inroads, and impact thus far. Lil Koala, represents the unspoken plight of childhood. Being big for his age, he over comes his deficiency by reading and writing, which serves as his medium of communication in addition to his being able to sign. Addressing issue such as bullying, belonging and physical fitness, he is not only a mascot for literacy and liberal arts, he exemplifies that children learn best through playing.


The goal of Koala in a Box is to provide quality educational programs and opportunities to children, orphans, the homeless children of society regardless of income status. Our goal is to help them achieve, in measurably effective ways, their full intellectual, economic, and social potential.  


Teacher Edith, affectionately known as "Teacher", is a former teacher and the director of an awesome preschool in downtown Los Angeles. Currently sitting as the head of Koala in a Box, in addition to being a special needs teacher, she too is a CPR instructor. In celebrating her 20 year anniversary as an educator she and staff have partnered with school districts and community organizations for the purpose of “Making it Fashionable to be a Reader”. Billed as the most sought after preschool teacher in LA County; a title placed upon her of which she humbly accepts as her extensive background has qualified her for this humble path as an educator, animator and actress. More of a joy than a job, her reward is in witnessing a child blossom before her very eyes.


Lester Speight, a man in size that needs very little introduction, is as big in heart for the cause of anti-bullying as his persona is on the big screen. His presence allow Koala in a Box to focus more on the educational components as Lester himself tackles bullying issues with as much force as the Terry Tate character himself. Perhaps literally, the biggest actor in Hollywood, Lester has shown that he is in deed an advocate of anti-bullying.


Enoch Arceneaux also known by his penname Kya Arceneaux is a pure writer and educator at heart. Comprising the third member on the board of Koala in a Box, his creativity and ability to articulate via the written word grants Koala in a Box a formidable edge on many failng programs. Hailing from the ranks of a self published author, he drops down in the generations to lend his penmanship to the services and benefit of the youth.


Thanks to our strong educational curriculum, outstanding staff and commitment to early childhood learning and development, Koala in a Box stands out from other Los Angeles institutions. We offer a specialized preschool, pre-K and kindergarten program for children between the ages of three and six. In addition, we've learned from clinical studies and have since scaled our programs to benefit  elementary through high school age children.

We strive to provide each individual child with an sentiments that encourages self-discovery and a commitment to learning. Children are encouraged to learn how to solve problems, release their creativity and build social skills. All in all, our curriculum lays the foundation for a life time of learning. We adhere to the highest standards of educational and child development. What's more, our dedicated staff has the experience and know-how to put these principles to work for each and every child. Koala in a Box carefully screens and interviews all teachers to ensure that they meet our high educational standards. Ultimately, we have but one goal: the optimal development of your child, student, family member and or love one.


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