The Lassen After School Program is funded through a grant provided by Proposition 49. When the voters of California passed Prop. 49, the state developed the After School Education and Safety program or ASES.
Although this is a free program to the community, there are specific requirements for funding. The highlights of our funding are:
specific hours of operation
opportunity for academic assistance and educational enrichment
staff/student ratio of no greater than 1:20
Educational and Literacy Element
An educational and literacy element must provide tutoring and/or homework assistance designed to help students meet state standards in one or more of the following core academic subjects:
history and social studies
A broad range of activities may be implemented based on local student needs and interests.
The educational enrichment element must offer an array of additional services, programs, and activities that reinforce and complement the school’s academic program. Educational enrichment may include but is not limited to:
positive youth development strategies
recreation and prevention activities
Such activities might involve:
visual and performing arts
career awareness and work preparation activities
other youth development activities based on student needs and interests
Enrichment activities may be designed to enhance the core curriculum.