Description: START is a regional after school program, which is a partnership between the City of Sacramento, the County of Sacramento and six school districts (Del Paso Heights School District, Elk Grove Unified School District, Natomas Unified School District, North Sacramento School District, Rio Linda Union School District and Sacramento City Unified School District). START works to build the capacity of children to succeed academically and socially while reconnecting families and neighborhoods with schools. START fosters enthusiasm for learning by engaging children in fun, literacy-focused activities. In a safe and caring environment START expands the school day and supports district goals. START currently operates in 36 SCUSD schools.
Location(s): A.M. Winn, Abraham Lincoln, Bret Harte, Camellia Basic, Clayton B. Wire, Earl Warren, Edward Kemble, Elder Creek, Ethel I. Baker, Ethel Phillips, Father Keith B. Kenny, Freeport, Fruit Ridge, Golden Empire, H. W. Harkness, Hollywood Park, Isador Cohen, James Marshall, Jedediah Smith, John Cabrillo, Joseph Bonnheim, Mark Hopkins, Mark Twain, O.W. Erlewine, Oak Ridge, Parkway, Peter Burnett, Pony Express, Susan B. Anthony, Tahoe, Theodore Judah, Washington, William Land, Woodbine
Hours of Operation: Days: M- F Hours: From school closure to 6:00 PM (specific schedule varies by site)
Languages: Varies by site.
Fees: Free. Nominal fees may be charged for participation in special events and/or field trips.
Eligibility Requirements: Students must be enrolled in the school where the program is located.
Application Process: Applications accepted on a first come – first served basis and are available at school sites. Some site may reserve space for administrative/teacher referral.
Department: Youth Development Support Services