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San Juan Unified to expand after school enrichment programs through new partnership next school year

Thousands of San Juan Unified School District students will have the opportunity to participate in after school tutoring and enrichment programs next school year, thanks to a new partnership with the California Teaching Fellows Foundation (CTFF). 

San Juan Unified currently operates Bridges/Assets after school programs at 29 school sites. Next school year’s expansion will add additional seats to existing programs, and will launch the program at eight additional schools. $7 million in Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) allocations from the state will be used to expand after school programs going into the 2022-2023 school year. 

As part of this expansion, CTFF is hiring more than 100 local residents with a passion for serving the community and youth as tutors. Previous experience is not required, as ongoing professional training and personal support will be provided for new hires. Online applications can be found at www.ctff.us/application. San Juan Unified will also be looking to hire expanded learning program site facilitators and assistants before the next school year begins.

"With the support of CTFF, we'll be able to provide after school programs to hundreds of students who currently don’t have access to services," said Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Dr. Debra Calvin. "After school programs play a key role in supporting student achievement through academic supports and serve as an important resource for our families."

In addition to the Bridges/Assets after school program, San Juan Unified will continue to offer the Discovery Club childcare program at 25 school sites.