Moreno Valley councilwoman observes after school program

By on March 8, 2020

Moreno Valley Councilwoman Carla Thornton recently visited three local elementary schools, where she observed the city’s Afterschool Expanded Learning Program.

During her tour of Hidden Springs, Sugar Hill and Cloverdale elementary schools, Thornton met students and observed staff from Think Together, the program’s provider, according to a statement on the city’s website.

The program serves more than 4,000 students at 43 elementary and middle schools in the Moreno Valley and Val Verde unified school districts. It recently received an Award of Excellence from the California Park & Recreation Society in Sacramento.

“The most risky time of day for children and teens is between 3 and 6 p.m., the time from when school lets out to when mom or dad gets home from work,” Thornton said in the statement. “Parents really appreciate knowing their children are safe and having fun learning during that time in our program.”