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California Department of Education
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Release: #16-43
June 26, 2016
Contact: Peter Tira
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces Winners of New After School Program Award

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced the winners of a new award, the Distinguished After School Health (DASH) program certificate, which recognizes programs that excel in providing health education, nutrition, and physical activities for their students.

The California Department of Education (CDE) released a list of 187 schools statewide that received the certificate. The list is posted on the CDE Web site and will help parents and students locate and apply to DASH programs in their school districts.

"These terrific after school programs show students the many benefits of good nutrition and exercise and will help our students achieve success," said Torlakson, who started his public service career as a science teacher and coach. "Students who eat right and stay fit will do better in class."

In 2014, Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) authored SB 949, which required CDE to develop a process for determining DASH standards and recognition. CDE assembled a panel of volunteers to screen the applications for alignment with the goals outlined in Jackson's legislation.

"I am excited that this program is now underway, and I congratulate these after school programs that have made healthy eating and exercise a priority," Jackson said. "Parents also will now have the ability to make more informed choices about their children's after school care."

DASH programs limit the amount of play time students spend on computer screens, serve healthy meals and drinks, and require 30 minutes to an hour of daily exercise.

Torlakson said DASH programs will help students learn about the lifelong benefits of good health habits and exercise.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 12.5 million children and adolescents between two to nineteen years old nationwide are obese. Overweight youth face increased risks for many serious health conditions that do not commonly occur during childhood, including high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. More than 80 percent of obese adolescents remain obese as adults. With this new recognition program aimed at health and exercise, more after school sites may be inclined to participate, which in turn may help to combat these statistics.

A complete list of DASH Award recipients in California is included below. Local contact information is available upon request.

2016 DASH Award Recipients

County Program School (If Named)

Butte

Expanded Learning Program

Central Middle School

Los Angeles

A World Fit For Kids!

Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High School

Los Angeles

A World Fit For Kids!

Norwood Elementary

Los Angeles

A World Fit For Kids!

Virgil Middle School

Los Angeles

A World Fit For Kids!

Lucille Roybal Allard Elementary

Los Angeles

A World Fit For Kids!

Betty Plasencia Elementary

Los Angeles

A World Fit For Kids!

Frank Del Olmo Elementary

Los Angeles

A World Fit For Kids!

Patrick Henry Middle School

Los Angeles

California Educational Centers

Burbank Elementary

Los Angeles

California Educational Centers

Furgeson Elementary

Los Angeles

California Educational Centers

Melbourne Elementary

Los Angeles

Project Apple

Frank E. Woodruff Elementary

Los Angeles

Project Apple

Craig Williams Elementary

Los Angeles

Project Apple

Washington Elementary

Los Angeles

Project Apple

Ramona Elementary

Los Angeles

Project Apple

Ernie Pyle Elementary

Los Angeles

Project Apple

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Los Angeles

Project Apple

Albert Baxter Elementary

Los Angeles

Student Success Institute

Hacienda La Puente

Los Angeles

Student Success Institute

Montebello

Los Angeles

North Valley Family YMCA

Darby Elementary

Los Angeles

North Valley Family YMCA

Harding Elementary

Los Angeles

North Valley Family YMCA

Dearborn Elementary

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Wallen L. Andrews Elementary

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Mill School and Tech Academy

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Lou Henry Hoover Elementary

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Lydia Jackson Elementary

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Longfellow Elementary

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Orange Grove Elementary

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Daniel Phelan Elementary

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Christian Sorensen Elementary

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

West Whittier Elementary

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Walter Dexter Middle School

Los Angeles

Reach for the Stars

Katherine Edwards Middle School

Los Angeles

Village Extended School

Plymouth Elementary Program

Nevada

Scotten Out of School Time

Grass Valley School District

Orange

YMCA of Orange

Jordan Elementary

Orange

YMCA of Orange

Prospect Elementary

Orange

YMCA of Orange

West Orange Elementary

Orange

YMCA of Orange

Esplanade Elementary

Orange

YMCA of Orange

Sycamore Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Anaheim Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Edison Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Guinn Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Franklin Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Olive Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Henry Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

John Marshall Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Sunkist Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Stoddard Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Roosevelt Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Revere Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Ponderosa Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Palm Lane Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Orange Grove Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Mann Elementary

Orange

Anaheim Family YMCA

Madison Elementary

Riverside

Corona-Norco Family YMCA

RCOE

Sacramento

Chinese Community Service Center

Bowling Green Elementary

Sacramento

Chinese Community Service Center

John Still K–8

Sacramento

Chinese Community Service Center

Will C. Wood Middle School

Sacramento

Chinese Community Service Center

Nicholas Elementary

Sacramento

Target Excellence

Roy Herburger Elementary

Sacramento

Target Excellence

Ethel I. Baker Elementary

Sacramento

Target Excellence

Sierra Enterprise Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Ted Porter Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Randall Pepper Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Citrus Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Chaparral Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Beech Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Oleander Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Canyon Crest Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Juniper Elementary School

San Bernardino

After School Program

Kathy Binks Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Primrose Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Dorothy Grant Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Wayne Ruble Middle School

San Bernardino

After School Program

West Randall Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Truman Middle School

San Bernardino

After School Program

South Tamarind Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Sequoia Middle School

San Bernardino

After School Program

Sierra Lakes Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Shadow Hills Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Redwood Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Poplar Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Palmetto Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Maple Elementary School

San Bernardino

After School Program

Oak Park Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

North Tamarind Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Locust Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Mango Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Live Oak Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Hemlock Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Almeria Middle School

San Bernardino

After School Program

Fontana Middle School

San Bernardino

After School Program

Cypress Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Southridge Middle School

San Bernardino

After School Program

Date Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Almond Elementary

San Bernardino

After School Program

Alder Middle School

San Bernardino

After School Program

Tokay Elementary

San Bernardino

YMCA of the East Valley

Highland Grove Elementary

San Bernardino

YMCA of the East Valley

Smiley Elementary

San Diego

Julian Pathways

Julian Elementary

San Francisco

Chinatown YMCA of SF

Jean Parker

San Francisco

Stonestown Family YMCA

Miraloma Elementary

San Francisco

Presidio Community YMCA

Sutro Elementary

San Francisco

ExCEL After School Programs

Visitacion Valley Elementary

San Luis Obispo

Team ASES

Virginia Peterson Elementary

San Luis Obispo

Team ASES

Winifred Pifer Elementary

San Luis Obispo

Team ASES

Bauer Speck Elementary

Santa Barbara

After School/Expanded Learning

Adelante Charter

Santa Barbara

After School/Expanded Learning

Santa Barbara Academy

Santa Barbara

After School/Expanded Learning

McKinley School

Santa Barbara

After School/Expanded Learning

Harding University Partnership

Santa Barbara

After School/Expanded Learning

Franklin School

Santa Barbara

After School/Expanded Learning

Cleveland School

Santa Barbara

After School/Expanded Learning

Adams School

Santa Clara

Mt. Madonna YMCA of Silicon Valley

Paradise Valley Elementary

Santa Clara

Mt. Madonna YMCA of Silicon Valley

Los Paseos Elementary

Santa Clara

Mt. Madonna YMCA of Silicon Valley

Charter School of Morgan Hill

Santa Clara

Mt. Madonna YMCA of Silicon Valley

Jackson Academy of Math and Music

Santa Clara

Mt. Madonna YMCA of Silicon Valley

Barrett Elementary

Santa Clara

Mt. Madonna YMCA of Silicon Valley

P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Santa Clara

Mt. Madonna YMCA of Silicon Valley

O.B. Whaley

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Hacienda Environmental Science Magnet

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Schallenberger Child Care

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Oak Ridge Child Care

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Steinbeck's Child Care

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Willow Glen Middle School

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Del Roble Elementary

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Terrell Elementary

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Terrell Child Care

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Terrell Booksin Child Care

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Almaden Elementary

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Canoas Elementary

Santa Clara

South Valley Family YMCA

Galarza Elementary

Santa Clara

Silver Oak YMCA

Silver Oak Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Toyon Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Mission Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Mentone Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Mariposa Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Lugonia Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Kimberly Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Judson and Brown Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Franklin Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Crafton Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Arroyo Verde Elementary

Santa Clara

East Valley Family YMCA

Dove Hill Elementary

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

Rocketship Spark Academy

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

Montague Elementary

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

Rocketship Fuerza

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

Hughes Elementary

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

Pomeroy Elementary

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

Bowers Elementary

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

Briarwood Elementary

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

Cabrillo Middle School

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

ACE Inspire Academy Middle School

Santa Clara

Central YMCA

Rocketship Alma

Santa Clara

YMCA of Silicon Valley

Rocketship Los Sueños

Santa Clara

YMCA of Silicon Valley

Rocketship Brilliant Minds

Santa Clara

YMCA of Silicon Valley

Bracher Elementary

Santa Clara

YMCA of Silicon Valley

Rocketship Mosaic

Santa Clara

Scott Lane YMCA

Scott Lane Elementary

Santa Cruz

YMCA Camp Campbell

Boulder Creek Elementary

Santa Cruz

Extended Learning Programs

Starlight Elementary

Santa Cruz

Extended Learning Programs

Hyde Elementary

Santa Cruz

Extended Learning Programs

Cesar Chavez Middle School

Shasta

Project SHARE

Redding STEM Academy

Sonoma

Sonoma County Family YMCA After School Program

Sonoma County Family YMCA After School Program

Stanislaus

Thrive After School Programs

Agnes Baptist Elementary

Stanislaus

Thrive After School Programs

Eisenhut Elementary

Stanislaus

Thrive After School Programs

Antelope Elementary

Tehama

TCDE/SERRF Extended Learning Program

TCDE/SERRF Extended Learning Program

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Mineral King Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Cottonwood Creek Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Highland Elementary School

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Crestwood Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Goshen Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Willow Glen Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Veva Blunt Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Rocky Hill Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Pinkham Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Mountain View Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Linwood Elementary School

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Lincoln Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Houston Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Crowley Elementary

Tulare

Pro Youth HEART

Annie R. Mitchell Elementary

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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