21st Century Community Learning Centers
The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County program. Boys & Girls Club of Collier County receives funds from the Florida Department of Education for the 21st Century Community Learning Center initiative to offer programming to at-risk elementary school children (grades K-12) from two 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 the Bolch campus, and 10.5 hours per day during school holidays at our Bolch campus.
In August 2020, the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County also acquired 21st CCLC’s Miracle 1 and Miracle 2 After-School Programs. Miracle offers programming to 751 children (grades 3 – 12) at their day school sites. The program operates 2.5 hours daily after school, 8 hours during the summer and 5 hours during Spring Break.
The Club provides expanded academic and personal enrichment activities to support and enhance students’ academic achievement and personal growth. 21st Century Community Learning Center programs provide youth with project- and problem-based programming in Reading and Language Arts, Math, Science, Arts and Music, Physical Education, Character Education, Drug Prevention, and Tutoring.
21st Century Community Learning Centers 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:
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 Boys & Girls Club throughout the year to observe the program and provide recommendations. This includes the Bolch Formative Evaluation Summary and a summative evaluation report (for a copy of the summative report, please contact 21st Century Community Learning Centers Director, Sarah DiMattina).
Dates and Times of Program Operation
21st Century Community Learning Centers programming is a federal grant, therefore, there is no charge for members to participate in the program. Members must attend one of the following target schools:
Eden Park Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Lake Trafford Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Pinecrest Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Highlands Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Village Oaks Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Immokalee Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Immokalee High School (Grades 9-12)
Miracle 21st CCLC Summer Enrichment Camp is available free of cost to families. The camp highlights programs such as STEM, 7 Habits, sports, and team-building exercises.
Dates: June 12th through June 23rd – Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia St, Immokalee, FL 34142 & Bolch Club, 1155 Roberts Ave West, Immokalee, FL, 34142
For Additional Information
For additional information, please contact:
Sarah DiMattina, 21st CCLC Program Director
Miracle 1 & Miracle 2
Shani Rodriguez, Vice President of Program Operations
Date of last update: 08/25/2022