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.
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This year's 21st Century Community Learning Centers program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is all about the world around us. Our teachers are using a wonderful thematic curriculum written and distributed by MindWorks Resources, called "Circle of Life."
MindWorks offers hands-on, interactive after-school curriculum for elementary and middle school. The activities are fun, engaging, academically based, perfectly aligned with the requirements for the 21st CCLC objectives, and simple to use!
The curriculum was designed specifically for after-school programs, and is based on six core subject matters:
Each subject is presented in a fun "club" format, since after-school programs aren't intended to be classrooms. They are supposed to be fun, dynamic, engaging, and academically based.