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Helping Elementary Achievers Reach The Stars

H.E.A.R.T.S. is an after school program currently in place at 21 elementary schools in the Riverside Unified School District.

"Through powerful community partnerships, Riverside will promote positive youth development through extended school day programs by providing a variety of academic, literacy, and enrichment opportunities, with caring adults in a safe and nurturing environment to enhance learning as well as the physical and emotional well being of youth."

~After School Collaborative Vision

H.E.A.R.T.S. Promises to:

  • Provide a safe and positive learning atmosphere for students after regular school hours
  • Provide academic support
  • Provide personal enrichment and development opportunities for the special needs of Riverside youth
  • Provide positive mentoring
  • Provide a creative outlet for youth

At Jefferson Elementary, the H.E.A.R.T.S. after-school program runs from the dismissal of school each day until 6 p.m. The program includes an academic hour led by Jefferson Elementary teachers and a tutorial staff that provides direct instruction and/or Homework Help, a nutritious snack, and enrichment activities such as recreation, arts and crafts, drama, cooking, etc. A Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA) oversees the program.

The H.E.A.R.T.S. program will run Monday through Friday from dismissal of school to 6:00 pm daily. This includes Wednesdays when school is dismissed early at 1:15. There will be an academic hour led by Jefferson teachers followed by enrichment activities provided by college students.

When you enroll your child, you are making the commitment that you will have your child stay until 6:00 pm everyday in order to receive the benefits of the entire program. Space in the program is limited and there will be a waiting list.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Aguilar at 352-8218 x43020
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