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.
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:
(U.S. Department of Education, 2003)