The City of Downey and the Downey Unified School District collaborate to administer a State grant to provide the After School Program Information Recreation Education (ASPIRE) at Alameda, Carpenter, Gauldin, Griffiths, Lewis, Old River, Stauffer, Sussman, Price, Unsworth, Ward and Williams Schools. The goal of the program is to provide a fun, positive, and safe learning environment. The program operates on school days from school dismissal until 6:00pm.
ASPIRE students are provided with a daily snack from the Downey Unified School District Food Services. Homework assistance is provided for approximately one-hour per day as well as active recreation for at least 30 minutes a day. The program focuses on active and engaged activities that expands the learning from the school day. The enrichment program is geared to be fun and educational for both the elementary and middle school sites.
Student must attend school at the ASPIRE school site. Students must attend the program daily. Student must participate for the full day of the program (school dismissal to 6:00pm). Registration is limited at each school site. A waitlist is created when the program reaches maximum registration.
There is an annual, non-refundable registration fee of $20.00. There is an annual, non-refundable materials fee of $10.00 for each student. Fee waivers are available upon request.
For more information please contact the ASPIRE program at (562) 904-8145.
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