Power Up! RSIG After School Program


    Power Up! (RSIG) After-School Program (2019-2020)

    Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) is pleased to offer a comprehensive after-school program for 2nd-8th grade refugee students currently enrolled in CVUSD and their parents.

     Power Up! RSIG Program Description English & Arabic


    (To be eligible for participation, students must be refugees with a U.S. entry date of October 2, 2014 or later.)


    First Session will start Octrober 2nd - December 19, 2019 (3 weeks off, November 12-29, 2019 for parent Conference/Thanksgiving). 

    Second Session will start January 28-May 7, 2020 (2 weeks off, April 6-17, 2020 for Spring Break)

    Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

    Location and Times:

     Elementary Sites Hours

      Middle School Sites Hours

     Anza  (2:00-3:30)  CVMS (3:30-5:00) 
     Johnson (2:00-3:30)  
     Lexington  (2:00-3:30)  
    Chase    (2:00-3:30)  
    Naranca  (3:00-4:30)  

    To register, please bring student's I-94 letter to the district office and complete an application.

    Applicants will be accepted at the district office Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:00

    For more information, pleasse call Souad at 588-3261.

    This innovative program will offer a variety of student services to include:

    • support groups that target socio-emotional needs
    • tutoring
    • homework support
    • English Language Development instruction by certificated CVUSD teachers; and
    • development of physical well-being, language acquisition, and social interactions through soccer play

    In addition, student activities will be designed to increase:

    • understanding of the U.S. school system
    • adaptation to a new community
    • academic performance; and
    • a positive sense of self

    The parent component will include opportunities for parents to:

    • learn English as a second language
    • understand the school system
    • support their children with language development and academics
    • learn about community services and resources available to them; and
    • integrate into the new community through activities promoting community service
    • learn job acquisition skills


     The following agencies will provide services under this program:


    The AjA Project will provide photography-based education to refugee students in grades 6-8. Students will develop critical thinking skills and increase their leadership skills. Through the creation of visual narratives, students will begin to reflect upon and share their experiences of migration and think critically about their identities and cultural communities.

    GUHSD’s El Cajon Adult School will provide ESL instruction and job acquisition skills for parents.  Through highly qualified instructors and comprehensive syllabi, refugee parents will develop the necessary English language and literacy skills that prepare them to better support their educational experience and successfully integrate into their new community and workforce.

    SURVIVORS:  will address the socio-emotional needs of students and parents attending the program.  Student and parent support groups, led by a Senior Mental Health Clinician, therapist, and/or volunteer interns, will meet on site once a week.

    Sports for Learning will provide the opportunity for students to learn science/health related vocabulary and concepts while engaging in soccer games and activities.


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