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Summer Programs

7th Grade Rising Academy

Current 6th grade students who will be attending Chavez or Winton Middle Schools in the fall are invited to participate in a 4-week career exploration academy.  The 7th Grade Career Pathways Academy is designed to support students in successfully transitioning into middle school while exploring career pathways.  Students will have the opportunity to explore careers in health,  public service, criminal justice, culinary arts, graphic design, and learn how school attendance is an important part of student success.


What to expect:

Meet new friends and teachers

Use technology and gain hands on experience

Meet professionals in the field




9th Grade Rising Academy

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2-week transitioning program for incoming Freshman held at Hayward High School, Tennyson High School, and Mt. Eden High School.  Students will create a multimedia project, build a positive social group with a mentor, and get to know staff who are dedicated to student success.  


Words for Lunch


This summer all children under 18 years of age who attend Words for Lunch program  will receive a free lunch and a free book while participating in reading activities.  No registration is required, just drop in!  

Words for Lunch Flyer.pdf


Youth Enrichment Program (YEP)

A before and after-school program that offers high-quality homework support and enrichment to students in grades K-12. Since its inception in January 1996, YEP has provided a safe and nurturing environment for Hayward children to interact and learn and helped to increase the academic competency of its student population. The HPN grant funds the enrollment of an additional 50 students at both Harder and Park elementary schools. The HPN support also provides Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) enrichment activities to students.