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Save After School!

You play a key role in providing services to families. Through our collaborative efforts, we hope to expand our mission of providing a safe and nurturing environment for students and community members to learn and grow.


How Can You Make an Impact?


       Send a tax-deductible donation to:


Reach for the Stars Main Office

10626 Orange Grove Ave – Room 1

Whittier, CA 90601

Checks payable to – WCSD/RFTS




“California is still in the process of recovering from a devastating recession. Summer is one of the things in need of recovery. So it’s critical for us to expand this program as resources gradually flow back to the local community from the state.”- Dr. Ron Carruth, Superintendent


“They recognize that investing in summer learning matters more than ever for the future of California’s children and the state’s economic competitiveness, and have provided indispensible leadership to help advance summer learning for all.” – Jennifer Peck, Executive Director of the Partnership for Children and Youth


“The program has come a long way… We started out small with a county grant in 2000 and just built it up from there. It seems like were constantly growing and serving more students and families in the community, and we’re pleased to be able to do so.” – Becky Shultz, Director of Expanded Learning


“It helps kids stay active. If it wasn’t for this program, we’d be sleeping in, watching TV and eating junk food.” – Erika Mendizabal, former RFTS and Jump Start student


“My After School Program is important to me because they help me with my homework, they make it fun, and they care about us.” – Angie, Age 9