Mission

Mission

Our Mission

The Region 4/SPAN Afterschool Programs Office provides technical assistance to support high-quality Expanded Learning Programs in providing active, collaborative, and meaningful learning experiences that complement the school day, build mastery, and expand horizons for students through:
  • A safe and supportive environment
  • Active and engaged learning
  • Skill building
  • Youth voice and leadership
  • Healthy choices and behaviors
  • Quality staff
  • Diversity, access, and equity
  • Clear vision, mission, and purpose
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Program management and sustainability

California's Expanded Learning Programs are an integral part of young people's lives, engaging them in year-round learning opportunities that prepare them for college, careers, and life.