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: science experiments, theater, robotics, ecology, music, dance, photography, Jiu Jitsu, computer programs, recreational activities and much more.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County has submitted five new proposals to the Florida Department of Education in hopes of being awarded funding to continue to operate the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program at our Clubs.
The club sites located at Max M. Fisher, Florence de George, Teen Center, Canal Point Elementary, Belle Glade Elementary, Gladeview Elementary, Pioneer Park Elementary, and Rosenwald Elementary have been evaluated by the Center for Assessment, Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Research for the 2012-2013 program year. To access this document, please click here.
The club site located at Gove Elementary has been evaluated by the Center for Assessment, Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Research for the 2012-2013 program year. To access this document, please click here.
The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club (Delray Beach, FL), Marjorie S. Fisher (West Palm Beach, FL), Neil S. Hirsch Family (Wellington, FL) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boca Raton have been evaluated by the Center for Assessment, Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Research for the 2012-2013 program year. To access these documents, please click on the appropriate links below.
Naoma Donnelley Haggin (Delray Beach, FL) click here
Marjorie S. Fisher (West Palm Beach, FL) click here
Neil S. Hirsch Family (Wellington, FL) and Boca Raton click here
Each school year elementary and middle school students are introduced to a new theme. There are 7 unique units in a school year. Each unit consists of 6 weeks of curriculum for 6 subjects: Math (Math Matters), Science (Exploration), Reading (Bring on the Books), Language (Spreading the Word), Social Studies (Around the World), and Art (Art in Action).
MYTH BUSTER Kids- Students will put on their lab coats and recreate the circumstances of some unusual urban legends and myths and test their validity. Using the scientific process, students will determine whether the legends and myths should be confirmed, possible, or busted. Release Date: August 2013
Gove's 21st CCLC Open House/Myth Buster Science Fair took place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. All of the participants and teachers took great pride in displaying their products.
On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, members at Naoma Donnelley Haggin did oral presentations of the "truth" about their myths--their origin and what they meant. The myths were about trolls, vampires, Bloody Mary, Big Foot, and mummies.
Which digests faster, a banana or french fries? Members demonstrated how food travels through the digestive tract. They also demonstrated how hot air balloons work, and how oil and water do not mix on Friday, October 4th, 2013,
Sticky Situations- Whether finding themselves sinking in quicksand or having to make an emergency landing in a jetliner, students will be challenged to use reasoning, problem-solving, and team work to determine the best strategy for making the most of unfortunate circumstances. Quick thinking in sticky situations will make the difference between success and failure. Release Date: October 2013
Entrepreneurs & Inventors- You're never too young to create a world-famous invention or begin a successful business. Students will use innovation, imagination, and entrepreneurial spirits to explore new business plans, and invent new products. This will be the start to a very bright future! Release Date: November 2013
Marjorie S. Fisher (West Palm Beach, FL)
Naoma Donnelley Haggin (Delray Beach, FL)
Neil S. Hirsch Family (Wellington, FL)
Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton (Boca Raton)
Gove Elementary Boys & Girls Club (Belle Glade, FL)
Last revision made (added event calendars and photos) on November 13, 2013.