After School Programs In Paradise Unified Schools

After School Programs

21st Century Community Learning Grant Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

Date:              November 16, 2011

 To:                  Paradise Post

From:             Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley

Contact:        Rashell Brobst, Executive Director, 899-0335 or 624-2490                                     

                      Roger Bylund, Superintendent, PUSD, 872-6400

 PARADISE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT APPLYING FOR 21ST CENTURY COMMUNTIY LEARNING GRANT

 Paradise Unified School District is applying to expand comprehensive after school care to students in Paradise Unified School District.  The District is also applying for supplemental funding to support summer services and provide transportation for students in Magalia.  

Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Roger Bylund said "we have a number of students in the district that would benefit from receiving afterschool services and due to funding limitations are not able to".  Josh Campos Paradise Director for Boys & Girls Club said, "This funding will allow us to reach out to our High school population."  "We are excited about extending services to the Ridgeview students, where our focus will be leadership development, job preparation, mentoring and service learning. "

The schools the district is looking to extend services to include:  Paradise Elementary, Ponderosa Elementary and Ridgeview High School.  Afterschool program services are currently provided directly after school at Paradise Elementary, Ponderosa Elementary, Paradise Intermediate, Pine Ridge Elementary, and at the Boys & Girls Club Paradise Teen Center.  The Boys & Girls Club program currently serves between 300 to 400 students each day and only costs enrollees $10 annually.  If the district is awarded the grant it would provide additional services to nearly 200 more Paradise youth a year.