The City of Downey and the Downey Unified School District collaborate to administer a State grant to provide the After School Program Information Recreation Education (ASPIRE) at Alameda, Carpenter, Gauldin, Griffiths, Lewis, Old River, Stauffer, Sussman, Price, Unsworth, Ward and Williams Schools.  The goal of the program is to provide a fun, positive, and safe learning environment.  The program operates on school days from school dismissal until 6:00pm.

Daily Activities
ASPIRE students are provided with a daily snack from the Downey Unified School District Food Services.  Homework assistance is provided for approximately one-hour per day.  The program focuses the enrichment components on enhancing educational skills and encouraging healthy life choices. The enrichment program is geared to be fun and educational for both the elementary and middle school sites.  

Program Guidelines
Student must attend school at the ASPIRE school site.  Students must attend the program daily.  Student must participate for the full day of the program (school dismissal to 6:00pm).  Registration is limited at each school site.  A waitlist is created when the program reaches maximum registration. 

Program Fee
There is an annual, non-refundable registration fee of $20.00 and $15.00 for each additional sibling in the same household.  Fee waivers are available upon request.

For more information please contact the ASPIRE program at (562) 904-8145.
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