Expanded Learning Opportunities for Families

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Expanded Learning Opportunities powered by Greentrike OSTI

Plug into Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) for learning and enrichment programming like visual and performing arts, dance, robotics, STEM, mentorship, and more.  These programs take place before, during, and after school. ELO programs provide a safe place for students to learn new skills, find their spark and voice, build positive relationships, and connect with their community and peers.

Beyond the Bell and Club Beyond

Tacoma Public Schools and community partners have come together to offer Beyond the Bell. Beyond the Bell lets you choose from more activities at your school than ever before. Choose from options for before and after school, in-service days, and school breaks.

Everything is all in one place. Go to the TPS Family App and look for Beyond the Bell.

You will find descriptions and schedules for all activities offered at your school. Check for free opportunities and discounts.

Beyond the Bell is in elementary schools and Club Beyond is in middle schools across Tacoma Public Schools, powered by community partners.

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Flexible Pricing: 2022-2023 after school clubs, activities, and sports

Beyond the Bell partners want to ensure that every student has access to affordable after school experiences.

When you register, you will see three payment options per session:
•    $96 per club/activity/sport
•    Reduced Lunch: $48 per club/activity/sport
•    Free Lunch: $0 per club/activity/sport

Every dollar paid goes directly to the Beyond the Bell program, helping make activities more affordable and accessible for every child. Cost should never be a barrier for any family, so further fee waiver assistance/scholarships are available to help. Call Metro Parks Tacoma at 253-305-1030 for additional information.

The average cost per activity is $320. Discounted rates are offered thanks to Tacoma Creates, private philanthropy, City of Tacoma, Pierce County, Greentrike, Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools and individual donors -- leveraging resources to help reduce fees for ALL Tacoma families.

Expanded Learning Opportunities at University Place School District

ELO is now available at four locations across University Place School District (UPSD). ELO sessions are available at  Chambers Primary School, Evergreen Primary School, Sunset Primary School, and University Place Primary School.

All sessions are Pay What You Choose, a sliding scale between $0 and $150. Support ELO programming for students by making a Pay What You Choose contribution during registration.

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Pay What You Choose

Pay What You Choose is flexible pricing that makes activities affordable for every student. During Registration, participants decide on an amount to pay between nothing at all and $150 for activities.

Every dollar participants pay goes back into making activities affordable and accessible for everyone.

Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace is Searching for New Members

Attention  youth and young adults! Are you are a youth, age 16-24, who is looking to engage in community projects, champion social justice work, or searching for an internship to see if youth development work is the field for you?

If this sounds like you, please email SeedsofPeacepc@Greentrike.org and visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to check out past and current projects by the Seeds of Peace Program!