21st Century Community Learning Centers | Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is happy to announce that we will be applying for a new 21st CCLC grant for the 2019-2020 school year.  If approved, this grant will serve students attending Avalon Elementary, Calusa Park Elementary, Golden Terrace Elementary, and Mike Davis Elementary Schools.

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 120 at- risk elementary school children (grades K-5) from four 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) at both our Nichols and Bolch campuses, and 10.5 hours per day during school holidays at our Bolch campus.

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 Music, Physical Education, Character Education and Drug Prevention, and Tutoring.

21st CCLC Program Goals:

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 music 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 please click here.  Nichols Site Bolch Site

Dissemination of Formative Evaluation

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 Nichols formative evaluation summary, Bolch formative evaluation summary, and a summative evaluation report (For a copy of the summative report, please contact Stacy Kling). 

Program Contacts

Stacy Kling - 21st CCLC Coordinator

Jose Hernandez - Chief Operating Officer

Dates and times of Program Operation

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.

Schools Served 

21st CCLC Programming is a federal grant, therefore, there is no charge for members to particpate in the program.   Members must attend one of the following target schools:

Nichols Site

Avalon Elementary (Grades K-5)

Bolch Site

Pinecrest Elementary (Grades K-2)

Village Oak Elementary (Grades K-2)

Immokalee Community School (Grades K-5)


Campus Locations

Nichols Campus               Bolch Campus
7500 Davis Blvd               1155 Roberts Ave West 
Naples, FL 34104              Immokalee, FL 34142    

What We've Been Up To

To view a lesson plan click here Project Base Learning.

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