About The 21st
Students will have access to quality out of
school time programming that promotes academic achievement, offers a
variety of enrichment activities, and fosters self-expression to enable
youth to achieve their maximum potential.
Services are offered Monday through Thursday afternoons from 3:00 until 6:00 when school is in session. Services include but are not limited to the following: USDA Snack program, tutoring, homework help, academic enrichment in reading, mathematics, and science, and other enrichment activities promoting music, art, health & nutrition, conflict resolution, technology, and more.
Kentucky Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center
Youth Program Quality Assessment Member
Kentucky Out-of-School Time Alliance Member
National Afterschool Alliance
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to afterschool programs. The No Child Left Behind Act reauthorized 21st CCLC in 2002, transferring the administration of the grants from the U.S. Department of Education to the State Education Agencies. Each state receives funds based on its share of Title I funding for low-income students. Grants support afterschool programs that provide the following services:
Academic enrichment activities that can help students meet state and local achievement standards.
A broad array of additional services designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, such as: drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs.
Literacy and related educational development services to the families of children who are served in the program.
(U.S. Department of Education, 2003)