Imagine a school where at 4 p.m. approximately 200 students are attending mariachi classes, participating in organized sports, and receiving assistance with their homework – all free of charge. A school where students spend their class breaks working together to help grow a school garden. A school where the teachers work closely with the administrative and support staff, community members, and parents and guardians – all for the benefit of the students. A school where, despite a vast majority of the students being eligible for free or reduced lunch, families gather at dinner time to learn cooking basics and to prepare a healthy, well-balanced meal – all while spending quality time together.
Throughout the Flowing Wells Unified School District, this vision has become a reality. With funding from several local, state, and federal sources, employees of Flowing Wells Extension Programs, Inc. (FWEP) help to administer numerous before- and after-school activities, as well as summer classes and parent involvement opportunities.