21st CENTURY OVERVIEW
Academic Achievement ~ Enrichment Opportunities ~ Parent and Community Involvement
An exciting, extended day program is happening in the Broward County Public Schools District. It is called the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. 21st CCLC will offer many opportunities for students to improve their academic skills while participating in fun, positive and enriching after school activities!
The 21st CCLC is a state funded program, under what was called the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is now the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is designed to provide extended learning and enrichment opportunities to student and parents. Each 21st CCLC will be open 3 hours after school for planned activities, including academic tutoring, Monday through Friday and in some cases before school, and Saturday. CCLC activities will be held throughout the school year and in the summer. Student activities are designed to complement the daily school curriculum while also providing educational and personal development opportunities to parents and/or adult family members. Some of the services provided to the students will be (but are not limited to): tutoring and mentoring, academic enrichment (reading, writing, math and science), personal enrichment (ex: homework assistance and technology programs), service learning, character education, physical education and recreational activities, and dropout prevention.
The 21st CCLC program offers academic enrichment and student support services
to meet and exceed state Common Core academic standards and Social Emotional Learning.
The 21st Century Program will provide a comprehensive before and after-school program with high quality and engaging activities that support students’ learning and development. The program will offer a variety of activities – enrichment, physical education/recreation and creative expression through the arts, academic tutoring in reading, writing, math, and science, homework assistance by certified teachers and “Extra Curricula Activities” for children to pursue their own interests in a safe friendly environment.
Broward County Schools 21st CCLC Expectation
• Daily schedule provides activities that are engaging, varied and flexible
• Program activities enhance the positive development of youth
• The program provides a mix well-structured activity that supports and promote creativity.
• Program staff works to influence learning, increasing knowledge for participants
• The program builds upon community resources
• The program offers opportunities for age appropriate learning, physical activity, skill building, and development.