Spotlight Program

Spotlight: El Capitan Adventures, El Capitan Middle School, Fresno County Demonstration Site

Thrilling After School Action

Incredible journeys start at El Capitan Adventures (ECA) afterschool program, where 970 students are encouraged to embark on the pathway to fun and enrichment. Its success is so great that it continues inspiring many ex-ECA students, now attending high school, to volunteer for the pioneer program.

Class offerings sound like a treasure chest overflowing with prized activities usually reserved for weekends: skate park; graffiti art; Co2 Dragsters; light art; flag football; drum line; Dare 2 Dream; mural art; fine art/painting; karate; and Big Mac, which teaches journalism skills. Cutting edge course Build It shows kids how to construct out-of-the-box things like marshmallow statues and sugar cube castles. Help with homework is part of a program that blends academic improvement and interactive offerings. Whether social, cerebral or both, all of the classes, which change every two months, inspire creativity, excitement and a desire to learn. [READ MORE]