Program Information

  • Mission 

    Bridges After-School /ASSETs Programs' mission is to Build Bridges to Student Success by supporting student achievement, providing a safe enriching environment, increasing student self-esteem and life skills, preparing students for 21st Century success, and involving parents and guardians.  

    Program Components

    Students with artwork

    Academic Support

    Academic Support through homework assistance and skill building opportunities are designed to support student success. Students also engage in reading and literacy practices that help to support fluency and accuracy.

    Enrichment/Disguised Learning

    Enrichment/Disguised Learning activities are implemented through learning centers that complement the regular school day instruction. Enrichment activities include core topics in nutrition, art, mathematics, science, reading, drama and others. Middle school students participate in enrichment activities through student-driven clubs that assist in skill mastery. Clubs may include cooking, music, dance, yoga, gardening, environment, sports, photography, ceramics, journalism and more.

    Pro-social Skills/Recreation

    Pro-social Skills/Recreation offers positive interaction and promotes social skills through structured team-building and recreation activities. Students increase self-esteem and awareness through character education, service learning and other community-based activities. Additionally, middle school students participate in life skill development including career exploration and prevention activities. 


    Technology is infused throughout the program model enhancing homework support, academic skill building and a variety of enrichment activities. Program participants use computers to experience multimedia applications involving music, video and photography.

    Parent Support and Empowerment

    Parent Support and Empowerment is facilitated through on-going communication and relationship building between the program staff, school, parents and students. Parents are encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities that help support the program and student success.

    Program Staffing

    Programs are supported by a Site Coordinator, Academic Coach or Teacher, Team Leaders and other program staff. The Site Coordinator oversees the program while working with the site team in activity planning. Credentialed teachers act as liaisons to assure planned learning activities enrich traditional school day instruction. Bridges staff work as a team to provide high quality programming and promote a positive environment. 

    Student Population

    Students working on homework Working on homework students are referred to the program by administrators, teachers, parents, or a self-referral. Typically, students who participate in the Bridges After-School Program are in need of minimal academic assistance, which is usually in the form of help with homework. Enrichment and recreation activities provide lots of fun for all students.

    Attendance Policy

    Students must attend Bridges After-School five days per week for a minimum three hours per day. If a student is absent, parents are expected to communicate, written or verbally, to the Bridges program staff in addition to the traditional school day staff. Ten cumulative unexcused absences can be considered excessive and a student's enrollment in the program may be revoked. Space is limited and there are usually waiting lists.

    Bridges After-School Early Release Policy may be viewed by clicking on the file provided below.


    The Bridges After-School/ASSETs Programs are supported through a combination of state and federal grants: After School Education and Safety, 21st Century Community Learning Center, and 21st Century After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens, as well as community and district in-kind contributions and program participation fees.


    All after-school programs are evaluated in accordance with State and Federal guidelines. Evaluation data is available for review upon request; for an appointment please call (916) 971-5933.

    Child at nutrition decathlon Child and Adult Care Food Program


    The Bridges After-School program is a proud sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). After school snacks are available without charge to all enrolled children.

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call

    (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

    Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

    Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

    (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

    (3) correo electrónico:

    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

    Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.

    Por favor, recuerde que la declaración de nondiscriminación no se puede modificar. La versión corta de la declaración sólo se puede utilizar en documentos tales como folletos, y volantes, ya que son por naturaleza de una página documentos.

    Si usted tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a este tema, por favor póngase en contacto con Shirley Rodas por teléfono al 916-323-8521 o 800-952-5609, Opción 2, o por correo electrónico a

Last Modified on August 24, 2018