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Youth after school programs (ASES) 

The Department of Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment provides the following youth after school programs:


Sacramento START was launched in January 1996. Today, Sacramento START is one of the recognized Expanded Learning Program providers in the greater Sacramento area.

The Sacramento START program has touched the lives of over 94,000 children & youth in the past twenty-one years. Approximately 1,000 children and youth are currently enrolled in the program that serves the Robla Unified School District at five different school sites. The program currently offers an exciting array of academic, enrichment, physical activities, and nutrition and recreation opportunities for participants. These experiences offer the young people a wide range of possibilities that spark critical thinking, physical activity, food securities and environmental changes.

kids playing tag on grass

PASSage Middle School Program

The Passages / ASES (Teen Services) programs provides a Youth Development based program designed for middle school children. The program allows the students the opportunity to develop enthusiasm for enrichment and recreation through participation in a variety of exciting, challenging, activities such as academic enrichment, sports, visual and performing arts, science and technology, service learning, cooking, multi-cultural activities, life skills education, special events and trips.


kids playing on pavement