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 over 120 at-risk elementary school children (grades K-5) from four Collier County Public Schools, with bus transportation provided to and from 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 Clubs, and 10.5 hours per day during school holidays at our Bolch Club.

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 and 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.  Nichols Club Bolch Club

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 summaryBolch formative evaluation summary, and a summative evaluation report (For a copy of the summative report, please contact 21st Century Community Learning Centers Coordinator, Stacy Kling). 

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 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Students are not required to attend any summer programming to be eligible for 21st Century Community Learning Centers services. *However, 21st Century Community Learning Centers services are not available through summer programming.

Schools Served

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:

Nichols CLUB

Avalon Elementary (Grades K-5)

Bolch CLUB

Pinecrest Elementary (Grades K-2)
Village Oaks Elementary (Grades K-2)
Immokalee Community School (Grades K-5)

For Additional Information

For additional information, please contact:

Stacy Kling, 21st CCLC Coordinator
239-325-1763
skling@bgccc.com

Jose Hernandez, Chief of Operations
239-325-1755
jhernandez@bgccc.com