Clubs Where Kids Learn!
- FREE after-school program for children attending qualifying schools;
- Academic enrichment, including tutoring by certified teachers;
- Youth development programs, including drug and alcohol prevention;
- Additional academic programs, including environmental education and financial literacy.
In Fort Pierce
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is proud to announce that we have received two grants to operate 21st Century Community Learning Centers during 2018-19. These centers provide additional academic enrichment opportunities for young people who need help with their schoolwork.
In Fort Pierce, the 21st Century Explorers Program is held at our Garden Terrace Clubhouse, 3104 Avenue J, and at Infinity Clubhouse, 2902 Avenue D. This program is for Club members from Lawnwood Elementary, St. Lucie Elementary, Chester A. Moore (C.A. Moore) Elementary, and Dan McCarty Middle School. Learn more here.
In Port St. Lucie, the 21st Century Explorers program is operated at Mariposa Elementary School, 2620 SE Mariposa Avenue, for students of that school. Learn more here.
Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers Here.
21st Century Community Learning Center Applications
Earlier this year, the Florida Department of Education invited school departments and agencies to apply to operate 21st Century Community Learning Center sites throughout the state in 2019-20. Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County (BGCSLC) has applied to operate programs at four sites –
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purposes of the federal law are to:
- provide opportunities during non-school hours for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly those in low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards;
- offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities during non-school hours. These might include:
— youth development activities;
— service learning;
— nutrition and health education;
— drug and violence prevention;
— counseling programs;
— arts, music, physical fitness and wellness;
— technology education;
— financial literacy and environmental literacy;
— mathematics, science, career and technical programs;
— internship or apprenticeship programs and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
— offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
Each organization that receives a grant must engage in periodic evaluations to assess its progress toward achieving the proposed objectives and the ultimate goal of providing high-quality opportunities for academic enrichment.
Also, each 21st CCLC program in Florida must submit an evaluation report at the end of each program year. The summative report is a detailed summary of the program and progress towards meeting the stated objectives.
Below are links to applications for each of the sites for which BGCSLC is seeking funding.