21st Century Community Learning Centers - Program Summary
provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards;
offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities during non-school hours such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
- offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
Renewal applications will be done through a Request for Applications (RFA). Projects that did not have satisfactory performance during the previous project period are not eligible for renewal. Program sites that are currently funded under another 21st CCLC project are not eligible for funding under renewability. Renewability is subject to the availability of funds from the United States Department of Education (ED).