The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County program. BGCCC receives funds from the 21st Century Community Learning Center to offer programming to over 250 at- risk elementary school children (grades 2-4) from seven Collier County Public Schools, with bus transportation provided from the schools to the Club. The program operates 2.5 hours per day from Monday through Friday throughout the school year (39 weeks) and 10.5 hours per day during school holidays.
The Club provides expanded academic and personal enrichment activities to support and enhance students’ academic achievement and personal growth. 21st CCLC programs provide youth with project- and problem-based programming in Reading and Language Arts, Math, Science, Arts and Dance, Physical Education, Character Education and Drug Prevention, and Tutoring.
Measurably improve students’ academic performance in Reading and Language Arts, Math and Science
Provide an expanded academic curriculum while enhancing students’ personal growth through youth development activities, physical fitness, character development and avoidance of risk behaviors, art and dance appreciation, and tutoring
Encourage parent involvement and improve knowledge of life skills among adult family members through a variety of adult classes offered and Family Night events.
For a full 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Narrative CLICK HERE
The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is evaluated by the Center for Assessment, Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Research (www.casperfl.com). CASPER visits the BGCCC throughout the year to observe the program and provide recommendations. This includes a formative evaluation summary and a summative evaluation report .
Stacy Kling - 21st Century Coordinator
Pam Edlund - Unit Director
After School Programming: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday (On early release and no school days, programming will end at 6 p.m.)
Summer Programming: Parents wishing for their students to participate in summer programs can contact the BGCCC. Students are not required to attend any summer programming to be eligible for 21st CCLC services. *However, 21st CCLC services are not available through summer programming.
21st CCLC Programming is a federal grant, therefore, there is no chargefor members to particpate in the program. Members must be students in Grades 2-4 and attend one of the following target schools:
Calusa Park Elementary
Golden Gate Elementary
Golden Terrace Elementary
Lake Park Elementary
To view a lesson plan and more photos of 21st CCLC participants engaged in Project Based Learning, homework and social enrichment activities, click here.