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Program Description

Homework Assistance

Monday-Friday students receive 1 hour of homework assistance. If students have no homework or finish early, the program leader provides various activities to supplement homework (Independent Reading Time- students read self-selected books from our leveled-library, academic worksheets, academic centers, and/or student directed projects).

Academic Enrichment

Throughout the week, students work on academic enrichment activities focusing on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), Literacy, Social Science, and many more academic content areas. An academic enrichment is either designated for a group or the program leader will have a choice in determining the needs and areas of interest of the students.

Project Based Learning (PBL)

Project Based Learning is an inquiry-based model of learning where students work on a project for an extended period of time. All PBL learning experiences follow the Buck Institute for Education’s PBL model and will include: an entry event, significant content (common core standards), 21st century competency development (4 Cs, information / media / technology skills, life / career skills, etc.), in depth inquiry, a project challenge (in response to an issue, challenge, investigation, or problem), voice/choice, individual and group deliverables, critique, revision and reflection, and a culminating event with a public audience. Learning experiences are designed in alignment with the Learning In After School Principles of Learning (active, collaborative, meaningful, promotes skill mastery, and expands horizons) and youth development.

Academic Support

Students receive additional support with academics based on student needs.

College Readiness

The College Readiness curriculum focuses on exposure and access to higher learning. Students are exposed to higher learning through lessons that are grade level appropriate (K-8) and that provide an opportunity to learn about colleges and universities throughout the nation. In addition, students participate in assemblies where they hear about college experiences from current and graduate college students. To further expose students to higher learning, each school site group is named after a college/university and are provided opportunities to participate in field trips to local college campuses.

Y-Clubs/Youth Council

Every Friday, students participate in clubs. Clubs are designed around student’s interests as well as the program leader’s talents/hobbies (skills/interest they want to share with the students). Students may choose/join any club they are interested in (students may join a group other than their regular group). In addition to clubs, a selected group of students participate in Youth Council, a youth empowerment program where youth identify and analyze problems in their community that they would like to address through service learning projects.

Physical Education

Each day, students engage in 45 minutes of structured Physical Education activities.


Each day students receive a healthy snack provided by Nutrition Services.

Common Core:

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent and clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in each grade level. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, and to reflect the knowledge and skills that our students need for success in college and future careers. Our program leaders are utilizing Common Core State Standards when designing grade level lessons.

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WRAP/YMCA Expanded Learning Program Locations


Burcham Elementary School

Site Manager: Heather Nielsen
Phone: (562) 235-0754
Email: wrapburcham@lbschools.net


5610 Monlaco Road
Long Beach, CA 90808


Grade Levels Served: Kinder – 5th

Heather Nielsen

Chavez Elementary School

Site Manager: Yesica Garcia
Phone: (562) 230-4150
Email: wrapchavez@lbschools.net


730 W. Third Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

Grade Levels Served: 1st – 5th

Yesica Garcia

Hoover Elementary School

Site Manager: Marvin Alvarado
Phone: (562) 668-2479
Email: wraphoover@lbschools.net


3501 Country Club Drive
Lakewood, CA 90712

Grade Levels Served: 6th – 8th

Marvin Alvarado

Longfellow Elementary School

Site Manager: Laney Peterson
Phone: (562) 824-2822
Email: wraplongfellow@lbschools.net


3800 Olive Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

Grade Levels Served: 1st – 5th

Laney Peterson

Madison Elementary School

Site Manager: Chanel Sudds
Phone: (562) 824-2822
Email: wrapmadison@lbschools.net


2801 Bomberry Street
Lakewood, CA 90712

Grade Levels Served: 3rd – 5th

Chanel Sudds

Oropeza Elementary School

Site Manager: Yvette Johnson
Phone: (562) 436-4420 x.226
Email: wraporopeza@lbschools.net


700 Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

Grade Levels Served: 1st – 5th

Yvette Johnson

Roosevelt Elementary School

Site Manager: Veronica Vega
Phone: (562) 668-0284
Email: wraproosevelt@lbschools.net


1574 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

Grade Levels Served: 1st – 5th

Veronica Vega

Smith Elementary School

Site Manager: Raul Hernandez
Phone: (562) 235-2162
Email: wrapsmith@lbschools.net


565 E. Hill Street
Long Beach, CA 90806

Grade Levels Served: 1st – 5th

Raul Hernandez

Stephens Middle School

Site Manager: Kendall Harris
Phone: (562) 824-1548
Email: wrapstephens@lbschools.net


1830 W. Columbia Street
Long Beach, CA 90810

Grade Levels Served: 6th – 8th

Kendall Harris

Stevenson Elementary School

Site Manager: Maria Requeno
Phone: (562) 235-1021
Email: wrapstevenson@lbschools.net


515 Lime Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Grade Levels Served: 1st – 5th

Maria Requeño

Willard Elementary School

Site Manager: Alyson Bryant
Phone: (562) 235-1021
Email: wrapwillard@lbschools.net


1055 Freeman Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804

Grade Levels Served: 1st – 5th

Alyson Bryant