Ignite is an after-school program that cultivates and supports middle school teens. The program provides social, civic, educational and recreational activities in a positive environment, teaching responsibility and leadership, and promoting individual self-esteem. Ignite helps youth discover their talents with a mission to Ignite their imaginations so the impossible becomes possible.
Ignite concentrates on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics, and focuses on subjects to help our youth gain required skills to succeed in today's world. The program is currently offered at Lied, Escobedo, Leavitt, Molasky and Johnson Middle Schools. Daily rates are $7 for morning sessions and $10 for afternoon sessions.
The Ignite program accepts many childcare subsidy certificates and Employer-Issued Child Care Assistance Vouchers. Financial aid may also be available. The Department of Youth Development & Social Innovation manages the program.