Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is providing notice to the community of its intent to submit two proposals to the Florida Department of Education to establish a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) at the following sites:
- Jupiter Community High School
- Santaluces Community High School
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County has been awarded 4 new grants that were proposed to the Florida Department of Education and will be establishing 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs at:
- Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Clubs, which will serve Dr. Mary McCleod Bethune Elementary, Washington Elementary, John F. Kennedy Middle School, and Howell L. Watkins Middle Schools.
- Florence De George Boys & Girls Club, which will serve Northboro Elementary, Westward Elementary, Northmore Elementary, and Roosevelt Middle Schools.
- Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club, which will serve Benoist Farms Elementary, Grassy Waters Elementary, Seminole Trails Elementary, and Jeaga Middle Schools.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Boca Raton, which will serve Boca Raton Elementary and J.C. Mitchell Elementary Schools.
What is 21st CCLC?
This free program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
Types of Projects:
Each eligible entity that receives an award from the state may use the funds to carry out a broad array after-school activities (including those held during summer recess periods) to advance student achievement. These activities include:
- Remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including those which provide additional assistance to students to allow the students to improve their academic achievement
- Mathematics and science education activities
- Arts and music education activities
- Entrepreneurial education programs
- Tutoring services, including those provided by senior citizen volunteers, and mentoring programs
- Programs that provide after-school activities for limited English proficient (LEP) students and that emphasize language skills and academic achievement
- Recreational activities
- Telecommunications and technology education programs
- Expanded library service hours
- Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy
- Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow them to improve their academic achievement
- Drug and violence prevention programs
- Counseling programs
- Character education programs
- Targets students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
- Eligible applicants include school districts (including charter schools), educational consortia, non-profit agencies, for profit agencies, city or county governments, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education and consortium of two or more such agencies.
A current map of Florida’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers and more information on these programs can be found at http://florida21stcclc.usf.edu/index.php?map
For more information about the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County please visit: https://bgcpbc.org/