The Program Components
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers, ASES, and ASSETS programs provide a safe place for students to go after school, as well as opportunities for education and enrichment. The three components of the programs include:
- Academic Tutorial Program: Students study subjects such as Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Computers. In addition, high school ASSETS Programs focus on college preparation and job readiness.
- Recreational Program: Students participate in physical activities including Intramural Sports, Structured Physical Activity, Dance, and Aerobics.
- Enrichment Program: Students participate in classes such as Life Skills, Art, Cooking, and Music.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
In 1997, Student Support Services Department received its first funding for After School Programs through the Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant.
After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Program
The After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Program was initiated by the Legislature in 1998 (SB 1756), which provides funds to establish local after school education and enrichment programs. The program was then modified in 2002 and changed its name to After School Education and Safety Program (ASES).
ASSETS 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)
In 2004, SFUSD received funding for high school after school programming through 21st CCLC Teen ASSETS.