21st Century Community Learning Centers

Inspiring Learning. Supporting Families. Earning Results.

 

Afterschool programs inspire kids to learn, help them make better decisions, and give parents peace of mind. Programs spark greater interest in school so students attend school more often, get better grades, and are more likely to graduate. But the demand for these programs far exceeds the supply.

21st Century Community Learning Centers provide afterschool and summer learning opportunities in every state. Programs are selected for funding based on their ability to meet the needs of students and families and their connection to education priorities in the state. These Community Learning Centers provide:

  • Opportunities for new, hands-on, academically enriching learning experiences to meet the challenging state academic standards.
  • A broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, focusing on subjects like STEM, physical fitness and wellness, drug and violence prevention, nutrition and health education, service learning, youth development, and arts and music.
  • Activities that tie into in-demand industry sectors or occupations that are designed to reinforce and complement the academic program of participating students, including, but not limited to, financial and environmental literacy, career readiness, internships, and apprenticeships.
  • Families of students with opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.   

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County’s (BGCMC) 21st CCLC Programs at the Cole-Clark Club in Hobe Sound, Bill & Barbara Whitman Club in Indiantown, and John & Marge Bolton Club in Port Salerno, provide high-quality, challenging, academic and personal enrichment opportunities to students afterschool, on non-school days and during the summer. 

The major goals of the project are to provide opportunities for academic enrichment to students attending low-performing schools to help them meet State academic standards in Reading/Language Arts, Math and Science; offer students an array of personal enrichment opportunities designed to reinforce and complement the regular school day; and offer families of students served by the Program opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and educational development.

The program targets 700 students at: Seawind Elementary, Hobe Sound Elementary, Murray Middle School, Pinewood Elementary, Port Salerno Elementary, Dr. David L. Anderson Middle, Warfield Elementary, and Indiantown Middle School.  

For additional information on the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Programs please CLICK HERE.