The UCPIE Skill Builder’s after-school and summer programs help participants develop and improve in five vital skill areas:

    • Socialization
    • Independence
    • Communication
    • Safety
    • Health

Program goals are accomplished through small student to teacher ratio groups with a structured curriculum of community integration outings, educational activities, technology, arts & crafts, and UCPIE’s Be Fit program.

The Be Fit program provides instruction on healthy choices, healthy snacks, and includes 30 minutes of adaptive physical play each program day.

The Skill Builder’s program provides care for many children with special needs in the Coachella Valley. Programs operate twice a week during after-school and summer hours for children age 7 to 22.

For more information about the UCPIE After School programs, contact Ronica Reagins, Regional Program Manager, at (760) 321-8184 ext. 111 or


For enrollment information contact:

La Quinta Boys & Girls Club Program
Esther Guitar, Site Supervisor
Phone: (760) 898-9020

Indio Elementary-Indio Community Center
Stephanie Franz-Site Supervisor
Phone: 760-272-4332

Indio Teen Center Program
Jannell Johnson, Site Supervisor
Phone: (760) 221-1228

Coachella Boys and Girls Club
Angelica Villasenor-Interim Site Supervisor

Palm Springs Boys & Girls Club Program
Kathy McKinney, Site Supervisor
Phone: (760) 409-8291

Desert Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club Program
Susie Hayes, Site Supervisor
Phone: (760) 250-6162

Cathedral City Boys & Girls Club Program
Michelle Nepper, Site Supervisor
Phone (760) 668-6070

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