What Are Kids in Fresno County Doing After School?

Almost 30,000 elementary, middle and high school youth in Fresno County are learning something new about themselves and the world around them after school.  These are students from Title 1 schools, representing youth in need of a safe and healthy place to go after school, a place where homework help and a nutritious snack is available, and a place to enjoy a wide variety of interactive classes.

Jose in Fresno is learning how to build a robot. Carmen in Biola is learning how to play the violin in the after school string orchestra. Stefan in Kerman is mastering Hip Hop dance while learning the dance’s origins. And Corinna is exploring digital graphics and filmmaking in Reedley. Learning is fun after school!

The fact is, youth can get into all kinds of trouble after school. Lack of supervision and boredom can jeopardize a student’s welfare between the hours of 3 and 6 pm. Drugs, alcohol, gangs, crime, and bullying are just a few of the dangers.

FRESH programs offer students a rewarding alternative at their school site after 3 pm:

  • - Academic learning and physical movement disguised as fun, hands-on activities.
  • - Interesting classes—from the arts to digital media, and from mad science to journaling—not offered during the regular school day.
  • - Building interests that lead to the exploration of career options and college pathways.
  • - Energetic college-age leaders (and older) who have a passion for teaching and working with youth.
  • - Special events, field trips, community outreach, and competitions to which they would not otherwise have had access.
  • - Support, encouragement, relationship development, problem solving, resiliency and confidence building at the core of each program.

Find out more about the excitement behind Fresno’s Recreation, Enrichment and Scholastic Help program.Find out where Fresno County FRESH programs are located here.