21st Century After School Program at Griffin Middle School

  • Greetings and Salutations! My name is Tarran Jefferson and I will be serving as the 21st Century Coordinator at Griffin Middle School. I have several years of experience working with grant funded programs and I have been employed with Griffin Middle School for the past 12 years as one of the school counselors. I am super excited to be working as the program coordinator this year. We will be focusing on pinpointing areas that are students are needing additional support and resources to be successful, while enhancing their academic and social experiences. I look forward to working with the parents, students, and community stakeholders to make the GMS 21st Century Program a success.

    Summer Registration is now open! Rising 6th-8th graders are welcome, but, spots are limited! The registration form is located to the right! Please contact Mrs. Jefferson if you have any questions! 

    Current 8th graders are encouraged to move onto the 21st Century Program at the high school they will be attending. We have programs at Godby and Rickards! Please feel free to contact any of those Site Coordinators for more information. 


  • Upcoming Family Literacy Meetings: 

    October 26th at 5:30PM: Be Your Own Best Advocate; Teaching Your Students How to Positively Advocate for Themselves

    December 14th at 5:30PM:The Family that Play Together, Stays Together; Holiday Team Building Night

    January 26th at 5:30PM: Structure and Limits: Preventing and Managing Problem Behavior

    February 23rd at 5:30PM: The Journey Towards the End of the School Year; Preparing for the Transiton to the Next Year

    March 23rd at 5:30PM: Preparing for the Big "Test"; Strategies and Suggestions to Alleviate Stress before the Statewide Test

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  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) 

    • The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the No Child Left Behind Act. Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the specific purposes of the federal law are to:

      • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet state and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.
      • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
      • Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
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    Ms. Tarran Jefferson
    21st Century Site Coordinator 

    Program Hours: 3:50-6:00PM

    Summer Programming:
    Monday - Thursday
    May 31st - July 14th
    *No camp July 4th - 8th
    Phone: 850-617-5353
    Email: jeffersont@leonschools.net

    Address: 800 Alabama Street,
    Tallahassee, FL 32304
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