After-School and Mentoring Programs

Natomas Unified School District offers a variety of diverse after-school/mentoring programs for students across the district. The following programs align with our District vision that NUSD will provide an engaging and safe learning community where all students will demonstrate responsibility, achieve academic and social-emotional growth, embrace diversity, and are prepared to make decisions about their college and career success.   

American River College TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS)
TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program is designed to prepare and motivate low-income, first-generation college students for success in college. TRIO ETS participants in 6th-12th grade receive college, career and financial aid information, academic advising, and educational field trips in preparation for successful enrollment and graduation from post-secondary institutions. 
School Sites: Bannon Creek School, Jefferson School, Leroy Greene Academy, Natomas High School and Natomas Middle School.

Center for Fathers and Families (M.A.S.T.E.R.S)**
After-school program designed to engage students with enrichment opportunities, while supporting academic growth. School Sites: Jefferson School and Natomas Middle School.**

Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
EAOP helps students prepare for high education, supports students in their journey to complete all University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) admissions requirements, and apply for college and financial aid. School Sites: American Lakes School, Natomas Middle School, Natomas High School and Inderkum High School.

Girls Leadership
Girls Leadership is an organization that teaches girls to exercise the power of their voice through programs grounded in social-emotional learning. Their work is structured around four central values: Authentic Communication, Courageous Growth, Equity, and Play. The program will help girls learn about themselves, build intentional and positive relationships with their peers, learn new concepts regarding identity, social justice, and advocacy. Students will participate in discussions, games, art, and multimedia tools from a gender and racial equity lens to develop social-emotional growth. School Sites for 2022-2023: American Lakes School, Bannon Creek School, Jefferson School, and Natomas Middle School.

Improve Your Tomorrow (IYT)
Mentoring program that is a college preparatory program for young men of color. Improve Your Tomorrow (IYT) supports students academically while providing a connection to a community focused on building access to college and career. School Sites: Inderkum High School, Natomas Middle and Natomas High School, Discovery High School, and Jefferson School.

LEAP Academy
LEAP is a creation of the Natomas Unified School District and made possible from new state funding, from the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P),  for districts to provide expanded emotional learning opportunities at elementary and K-8 school sites. While there are state criteria that the district must follow that includes priority enrollment for students who meet certain criteria; NUSD staff is hopeful that the students who need the services the most will be able to access them, if their families choose to participate.

The 100 Black Men of America

Mentoring program that utilizes a life skills curriculum that promotes self-discipline and respect, educational excellence and achievement, as well as personal responsibility and career exposure. School Sites: Natomas Middle and Natomas High School and Inderkum High School. Any student that wishes to participate in middle or high school may participate in the monthly Saturday sessions.

The Sacramento Chinese Community Center (The Center)**
After-school program designed to engage students with enrichment opportunities, while supporting academic growth. School Sites: American Lakes School and Bannon Creek School.**

The 4th R
Year-round child care program for Kindergarten through 6th grade children. School Sites: Natomas Park, Heron, Paso Verde, Witter Ranch, and Two Rivers. H. Allen Hight currently closed. 

United College Action Network (U-CAN)
U-CAN provides leadership services and college preparation assistance to students desiring to enroll in four-year postsecondary colleges, with a focus on admissions to over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. School Sites: Inderkum High School, Leroy Greene Academy, Natomas High School, and Discovery High School.

Upward Bound
Mentoring Program designed to support first-generation college students. School Site: Inderkum High School.

**Funded through After-School Enrichment and Safety Program (ASES)

After School and Mentoring Program Enrollments

Enrollment for all programs are processed at the school site. Mentoring programs vary from school site and have unique requirements. Applications are available at the school site. 

For individual program questions, families should contact the school site. If further assistance is needed, please contact Lisset Mijares at (916) 473-0053 or Lisa Heard at (916) 567-5821.