After-School Programs

General Information

Program Enrichment for After-School Kids (PEAK) & After-School Education & Safety (ASES) are after-school partnerships that include the City of Ventura Department of Parks & Recreation, Ventura Unified School District and Ventura Police Activities League (PAL). PEAK was formed in 2002 to develop and implement an inclusive after-school program for elementary and middle school children serving 630 kids per year. ASES programs began in schools in the fall of 2011.

Our Mission

To provide a safe and supervised after-school education, enrichment and recreation programs for students. After-school is a partnership including the City of Ventura, the Ventura Unified School District and the Ventura Police Activities League. 

Program Goals

  • Keep kids safe 
  • Improve academic achievement 
  • Give students choices and provide opportunities 
  • Provide recreational, cultural and enrichment activities 
  • Improve social development and self-esteem 
  • Provide leadership and character development opportunities 

Objectives 

  • Provide a safe place on-campus for students 
  • Improve academic performance 
  • Increase school attendance and reduce school drop-outs 
  • Reduce the number of juvenile crimes and victims of crime, within the area, during the after-school time period 
  • Provide a nutritional snack 
  • Provide recreational, cultural, wellness and enrichment activities 
  • Improve social development, self-esteem 
  • Provide leadership and character development opportunities

Program Components

  • Check-In 
  • Nutritional Snack and Supper 
  • Academics: Homework Assistance 
  • Enrichment Activities:
    • Sports – Games/Leagues 
    • Art Programs 
    • Martial Arts 
    • Climbing Wall 
    • Guest Speakers 
    • Field Trips 
    • Swim Lessons 
    • Spelling Bee (2 per year) 
    • Lights on After-School and Special Events

PEAK: Program Enrichment for After-School Kids

Schools Served & Program Hours:

Sheridan Way Elementary

  • 2:25 - 5:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
  • 1 - 5:30 pm, Wednesday

E. P. Foster Elementary

  • 2:25 - 5:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
  • 1 - 5:30 pm, Wednesday 

Portola Elementary 

  • 2:25 - 5:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
  • 12:30 - 5:30 pm, Wednesday 

Elmhurst Elementary

  • 2:20 - 5:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 12:20 - 5:30 pm, Friday

ASES: After-School Education & Safety 

Schools Served & Program Hours:

De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts Middle School (DATA)

  • 3 - 6 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 1 - 6 pm, Friday

Montalvo Elementary

  • 2:25 - 6 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 12 - 6 pm, Wednesday

Lincoln Elementary

  • 2:25 - 6 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 12:10 - 6 pm, Friday

Westpark After-School Program Hours 

  • 2:30 - 6 pm, Monday - Friday 

Why Students Join PEAK & ASES 

  • For the variety of exciting enrichment activities 
  • Daily assistance with homework 
  • Opportunities to be with friends and mentors 
  • A daily nutritional snack/supper

Why Parents Support PEAK & ASES 

  • A convenient, safe on-campus program 
  • No cost program 
  • Homework assistance 
  • Daily structured activities 
  • Trained staff

For More Information

For more information about either program please contact: 

Mario Robinson
Recreation Supervisor
Mrobinson@cityofventura.ca.gov
(805) 654-7807

Anita Diaz
Recreation Coordinator
Adiaz@cityofventura.ca.gov
(805) 648-1895

Jamie Gill
Recreation Coordinator
Jgill@cityofventura.ca.gov
(805) 658-4748

  1. Parks & Recreation
    501 Poli Street, Room 226
    Ventura, CA 93001


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