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:
o 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.
o 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.
o Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
o Leon County Public Schools is pleased to announce the return of the 21stCentury Program Fall/Spring Academic programming for students!
Students will have the opportunity to gain literacy and social skills through programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug, and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, dance, drama, health and recreation programs, technology education programs, certifications, and character education programs.
The program is FREE of charge and snacks or supper will be provided to the students. The program will begin on August 19, 2020, and ends May 27, 2020. The 21st CCLC Program will follow the 2020-2021 School District Calendar. The After School Program will be open during Early Release Days and closed during the district's scheduled Holidays and Teacher Planning Days.
Registration is limited at each site, please contact the site coordinator to register today!