The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County hereby notifies the local community of our intention to apply to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program through the Florida Department of Education to support out of school time (OST) programming at the following public schools:
- Warfield Elementary School in Indiantown, FL
- Port Salerno Elementary School in Port Salerno, FL
- Hobe Sound Elementary School in Hobe Sound, FL
- Seawind Elementary School in Hobe Sound, FL
- Indiantown Middle School in Indiantown, FL
- Murray Middle School in Stuart, FL
- Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School in Stuart, FL
The Boys & Girls Clubs will submit the application to the Florida Department of Education by August 10, 2018. If granted, funds will be used to support additional learning time at the Bill & Barbara Whitman Club in Indiantown, Cole-Clark Club in Hobe Sound, and the John & Marge Bolton Club in Port Salerno.
The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand community learning centers:
- provide opportunities during non-school hours for academic enrichment, including providing 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.
More information about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program may be obtained by visiting the Florida Department of Education’s website: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/family-community/activities-programs/21st-century-community-learning-center/program-summaries.stml
Questions or public input about the 21st CCLC program and grant proposal may be directed to Jackie Price, Grants Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County at (772) 545-1255.