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About Us

Our Mission

Empowering youth to reach their greatest potential by becoming

lifelong learners


Our Founders


Our program offers the essential components that support whole child education in expanded learning programs.


21st Century


21st century skills are common core competencies that help students succeed in today's world

21st Century Skills

Imagination and Curiosity
Empathy & Global Stewardship
Initiative and Entrepreneurship
Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
Effective Communication Skills
Agility & Adaptability
Collaboration Across Networks

Quality Standards for Expanded Learning

The California Department of Education released its first guidelines for Expanded Learning Programs in 2014.  These guidelines act as a framework of quality for programs on school campuses. 

"California’s Expanded Learning programs are an integral part of young people’s education, engaging them in year round learning opportunities that prepare them for college, career, and life." -CDE

Learn more about

Expanded Learning Programs in CA

800,000+ K-12 students

4,500+ expanded learning programs

540+ hours of instruction time

What is


The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is the result of the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49.