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21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC)

Funding Purpose/Priorities


The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to provide at-risk students with opportunities for academic enrichment and personal enrichment, and complement students’ standard academic programs. 21st CCLC programs also engage adult family members of actively participating students through educational and personal development opportunities.

21st CCLC programs provide safe environments for students during non-school hours. The program offers services to support student learning and development, including, but not limited to: tutoring and mentoring, academic enrichment (e.g., reading/language arts, math, science, and technology programs), homework assistance, music, art, service learning, character education, physical education and recreational activities, and dropout prevention.

Target Population

Students: The OYC 21st CCLC program targets 75 students from second grade to fifth grade attending schools eligible for Title I School-Wide Program services.
Adult and Families: The program offer services to support parent involvement, family literacy, and/or related educational development.

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday • 3:30PM – 7:00PM

Charging Fees

Program services are provided at No Cost to students and families.

Academic Focus

Academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading, language arts, science, and math. These activities are provided by certified teachers and aligned with the Common Core or Sunshine State Standards as outlined in the Academic Enrichment section of the application.

Collaboration with Schools

Adequate communication between the 21st CCLC program staff and the students’ regular-day teachers, school administrators and family members is critical to ensure student needs are addressed in the 21st CCLC program.

Supplement Meals

The program offers daily complimentary nutritious snacks and/or meals that meet the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for afterschool snacks and summer meal supplements.

GOALS

MEASUREABLE OBJECTIVES

1) Improve academic achievement – Reading and Language Arts
1.1) 75% of regularly participating students will increase their reading comprehension skills as demonstrated by FCAT scores, and report card grades, as well as formative measurements such as Florida Assessment for instruction reading (F.A.I.R) scores, district assessments, standardized test scores, and pre-, mid, post-assessments.

1.2) 75% of regularly participating students will increase their reading fluency skills as demonstrated by such measures as pre-, mid, post: Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) test scores, Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (F.A.I.R) scores, standardized test scores, teacher created assessments, and curriculum-based assessments/ tools.
2) Increase academic achievement – Science and Mathematics
2.1) 75% of regularly participating students will increase their math skills as demonstrated by FCAT scores and report card grades, as well as formative measurements such as district assessments, standardized test scores, and pre-, mid-, post-assessments (e.g., teacher created assessments, computer-based assessments, curriculum-based assessments/ tools).

2.2) 75% of regularly participating students will increase their reading fluency skills as demonstrated by such measures as pre-, mid-, post: Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) test scores, Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (F.A.I.R) scores, standardized test scores, and teacher created assessments, and curriculum-based assessments/ tools
3) Personal Enrichment – Fitness, positive character traits, levels of behavior, and levels of attendance
3.1) 75% of regularly participating students will increase their fitness levels as demonstrated by such measures as pre-, mid-, post-assessments (e.g. Presidential Physical Fitness test, teacher created assessments, SPARK Assessments tolls, Progressive Aerobic Endurance Run (PACER), Body Mass Index (B.M.I), curriculum-based assessment/ tools).

3.2) 75% of regularly participating students will increase their knowledge of positive character traits as demonstrated by such measures as pre-, mid-, post-assessments (e.g., teacher created assessments, curriculum-based assessment/ tools).

3.3) 70% of regularly participating students will increase or maintain acceptable levels of behavior in school – as demonstrated by such measures as teacher assessments and/or referrals for inappropriate behavior as measured also by school referral records.

3.4) 75% of regularly participating students will improve or maintain acceptable levels of attendance at their schools – based on 3 or less unexcused absences during each nine-week grading period as measured by school attendance records.

4) Adult Family Members – involvement in child’s education, increase knowledge of life skills, and increase participation in family events/ activities.
4.1) 75% of adult family members of regularly participating students will increase their involvement in their child’s education as demonstrated by such measures as pre-, mid-, post-surveys or sign-in sheets.

4.2) 75% of adult family members of regularly participating students that attend 21st CCLC parent workshop activities will increase their knowledge of life skills (financial literacy, health and wellness, and behavior management) as demonstrated by such measures as pre- post surveys.

4.3) 75% of adult family members of regularly participating students will attend 9 or 75% of family events – based on program offerings 21st CCLC/ target school as demonstrated by such measures as sign-in sheets.