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Youth after school programs (ASES) 

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


Last updated March 9, 2021

The City of Sacramento START program anticipates operating a 3.5 - 4 hour in-person Expanded Learning program when the district returns to in-person instruction. Programming will begin on April 12th, 2021 specific days per week, start/end times and cohorts served, will follow the instructional model adopted for the district and the instructional release time at each site. The program will follow district health and safety procedures and requirements for in-person programs. It is important to note that the capacity of each START program will be significantly reduced, lowering the total number of students that can be served at each site, to allow for adherence to health and safety practices. Additional enrollment opportunities will be available as capacity permits.

Application & Enrollment

  • Monday, March 15th – Expanded Learning Applications available online.
  • Friday, March 19th- Application will close unless site has space available.
  • March 22nd- March 26th: Parent and Student Notification
  • March 22nd- March 26th: Parent Online Orientation
    (SPRING BREAK- March 29th – April 9th)

Assembly Bill No. 1567- gives priority enrollment to pupils who are identified by the program as homeless youth or “At Risk”, as defined, and pupils who are identified by the program as being in foster care, and 2nd priority enrollment, to pupils who were enrolled in the 2019-20 START program at the time of school closures.

Please note that state guidelines related to COVID-19 may impact program capacity.

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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.


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