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After School Care Program & Trailblazers

Since 2009 Los Angelitos has worked collaboratively with Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) and Paul Ecke Central (PEC) School in an effort to provide low-income children affordable after school care and academic assistance.

Our initial offering was a once a week sports and exercise program for 1st-6th graders run in partnership with the Ecke Family YMCA. We also sponsored a joint program with ClassAct Arts, a local arts non-profit, bringing art and drama to PEC school.

In Spring 2011 we expanded on that original model. Currently, we provide 40 children greatly reduced after school care fees, 5 days a week, from the termination of the school day until 5:30pm.  This program provides a snack, homework help, exercise and arts & crafts on a daily basis.

In addition Los Angelitos collaborates with local high school students that volunteer their time once a week in the after school program at PEC elementary school.  These Trailblazers, as they are called, work with and mentor our after school children focusing on literacy and reading skills.