To provide a safe and supervised after-school education

Congratulations to Spelling Bee winners.

PEAK & 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. To enroll, please contact your school principal for site-specific guidelines.

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.


  • 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

The Annual PEAK/ASES Afterschool Program Spelling Bee program is one of many enrichment activities sponsored by the Ventura Police Community Foundation.

Students came from Montalvo, Portola, Elmhurst, Lincoln, Sheridan Way, EP Foster and Westpark.

Congratulations to Spelling Bee winners:

1st- Zoey Batten- Montalvo

2nd- Nick Feltner- Lincoln

3rd- Leah Mayoral – Sheridan Way

Judges included past Board Member Suzannah Underwood and Detective Misti Henderson. Emcee was Dave Daniels from KHAY.

For more information about either program please contact Mario Robinson, Youth Programs Supervisor, at 805-654-7807 or by email, Jamie Gill, After-School Programs Coordinator, at 805-658-4748 or by email or Anita Diaz, Westpark Coordinator at 805-648-1895 or by email.

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