Middle School

@AfterZone @DownCity Design

In the AfterZone, middle school students have year-round access to a wide variety of hands-on learning and enrichment opportunities—provided by over 70 community-based organizations—that motivate and inspire them to succeed.  The AfterZone gives students the freedom to experiment with newly discovered interests, develop new skills, create relevant connections between in- and out-of-school experiences, and explore possible career interests.

AfterZone offers a wide variety of programs like sailing, rugby, culinary arts, theater, pottery, dance, robotics and design. Students can dive into existing interests or explore new ones.

AfterZone programs are offered throughout the year—fall, winter, spring, and summer.

Some programs take place at one of the AfterZone’s schools, while others travel to off-site locations.

All AfterZone participants receive:

  • Free after-school and summer programs 4 days per week
  • After-school meal and snacks
  • Transportation to and from programs




What Does AfterZone Mean To You?
Video featuring middle school students talking about what PASA programming means to them.

video credit: Emily Fulginiti