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Lister Elementary School

Lion's Den

Expanded Learning Opportunities ​Lister Elementary School

Expanded Learning Centers are your child’s opportunity to plug into a variety of before, during and after school academic and enrichment activities, such as sports, the arts, STEM, and mentorship. These centers are a collaboration of youth-serving community partners in Tacoma, powered by Tacoma Whole Child Partnership. Together we are dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic success of your child. We aim to encourage, support, and challenge while having fun!​


What's happening now?


    2019 - 2020 Program Calendar

    • ​Session 1: Sept. 23 - Nov. 8 (7 weeks)
    • Session 2: Nov. 11 - Dec. 20 (6 weeks)
    • Session 3: Jan. 13 - Feb. 28 (7 weeks)
    • Session 4: March 9 - Apr. 24 (6 weeks)
    • Session 5: May 9 - June 12 (6 Weeks)​

      No ELO program during early release days, non-student days, or holidays.

      What Students Receive

      • Free high-quality programming
      • After-school snacks
      • Access to sports physicals & dental screenings​

      For More Information Contact:


      Rosalinda Castro
      Senior Coordinator, Expanded Learning
      (253) 327-0583​

      "Not only do Expanded Learning Opportunities provide a safe place for learning, connecting, and belonging, they also serve as a catalyst to help young people tap into natural gifts, talents, passions, and leadership skills."
      Fahren Johnson, Expanded Learning Program Manager, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation​