21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the “No Child Left Behind” Act. It is an opportunity for students to enhance and reinforce academic lessons of the regular school day, while also allowing them to learn new skills and discover new opportunities after the regular school day has ended.

The focus of this program, re-authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act, is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as, reading and math. In addition, 21st CCLC programs provide youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art, music and recreation programs, counseling, and character education to enhance the academic component of the program.

FUN and engaging activities include: project-based learning, theater, robotics, ecology, music, dance, photography, computer programs, recreational activities and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose:

This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

 

Types of Projects:

Each eligible entity that receives an award from the state may use the funds to carry out a broad array after-school activities (including those held during summer recess periods) to advance student achievement. These activities include:

  • Remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including those which provide additional assistance to students to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
  • Mathematics and science education activities;
  • Arts and music education activities;
  • Entrepreneurial education programs;
  • Tutoring services, including those provided by senior citizen volunteers, and mentoring programs;
  • Programs that provide after-school activities for limited English proficient (LEP) students and that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;
  • Recreational activities;
  • Telecommunications and technology education programs;
  • Expanded library service hours;
  • Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
  • Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow them to improve their academic achievement;
  • Drug and violence prevention programs;
  • Counseling programs; and
  • Character education programs.

 

 

Additional Information:

  • Targets students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Targets students attending schools eligible for Title I School-Wide Program services and/or schools with at least 40% of the student body receiving free and reduced-price lunch.
  • Eligible applicants include school districts (including charter schools), educational consortia, non-profit agencies, for profit agencies, city or county governments, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education and consortiums of two or more such agencies.

For additional information on the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Programs located at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County please CLICK HERE.

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