21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program
Provided by a grant through the Michigan Department of Education.
The primary goal of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is to supplement the education of children in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools with academic, STEM and cultural enrichment during out-of-school time hours, so that they may attain the skills necessary to meet state core curriculum content standards. In addition, the centers must offer literacy and other educational services to the families of the participating students.
To promote academic achievement by providing quality after-school activities for students in a fun, safe, educational and caring environment.
- To provide quality after-school academic and enrichment activities for 30 students at 15 Detroit Public Elementary and Middle Schools.
- To maintain a clean, safe and structured environment which promotes responsible behavior, respect for others, and positive attitudes.
- To employ caring staff who will interact with the students.
- To communicate with the day school teachers and parents regarding the student’s performance.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) After-School Program is a key component of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The program’s aim is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with STEM activities designed to complement the student’s regular academic program. Community learning centers also offer families of these students’ literacy and related educational development. Centers provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities. At the same time, centers help working parents by providing a safe environment for students during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session.
The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers After-School Program is to:
- Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools) meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics.
- Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention, counseling, STEM activities, art, music, recreation, technology education, and character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
- Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
- Children’s Center
- Youth Development Commission
Students will improve academic performance in reading, math, science, social studies and writing skills.
- Tutorial services
- Homework help
- Connection with school and individual teachers
Students will be prepared for their future personally and in the workplace.
- Arts, music, etc.
- Robotics & Engineering
- Cooking with Science
- Technology education
- Diversity of services to meet student needs
The school site for non-school hour programming will be a safe, tolerant environment that promotes positive development and healthy expression.
- Drug and violence prevention
- Character development
- Asset development
Families will join their children as life-long learners.
- Family literacy
- Related education services
- Parental involvement in their children’s education
- Family activities and involvement
Research shows that developing comprehensive after-school programs that are integrated into the regular school program and other family support systems within the community can yield positive outcomes for students and their families.
Criteria for Selection of 21st Century Students
Priority is given to students meeting at least one of the following criteria:
- Student has low academic performance.
- Student is in risk of failure.
- Student is from a low income family.
- Student has limited English.
- Student has emotional and behavioral problems.
- Student engages in high-risk behaviors.
- Student is at risk of dropping out of school.
Registration and Enrollment
Space is available for 30 students to participate. Parents must complete and return the “interested In Participating Form.” Forms are available from the classroom teacher or from the Site Coordinator at your child’s school. Afterwards, an “Enrollment Packet” will be sent to the parents. Students will be officially enrolled when all required documents in the “Enrollment Packet” are completed, signed by the parent and returned to school. If the program is full, parents may have their children placed on a waiting list. Parents will be notified when/if space becomes available. There is no charge for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program.
The following schedule is a typical day for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers After-School Program. The schedule will vary slightly for schools that have a before and after school program. The after-school program is three hours daily, Monday-Thursday.
The program is in operation a minimum of 32 weeks, and 6 weeks during the summer.
- Attendance, restroom, snacks/hot supper (15 minutes)
- Homework help (30 minutes)
- Academics-reading, math, science, social studies, etc. (60 minutes)
- Youth development & enrichment activities (90 minutes)
- On Wednesdays, only youth development & enrichment activities
|Name / Address||Lead Administrator||Telephone|
|A.L. Holmes Academy of Blended Learning
8950 Crane Street
|Burton International Academy
2001 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
|Carleton Elementary School
11724 Casino Street
|Cooke STEM Academy
18800 Puritan Street
|Edward 'Duke' Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art at Beckham Academy
9860 Park Drive
|Fisher Magnet Upper Academy
15491 Maddelein Street
|Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School
420 W. 7 Mile Road
|John R.King Academic and Performing Arts Academy
15850 Strathmoor Street
|Mann Learning Community
19625 Elmira Street
19955 Fenelon Street
|Priest Elementary-Middle School
7840 Wagner Street
|Ronald Brown Academy
11530 E. Outer Drive
|Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts
10700 Santa Maria Street
|Thirkell Elementary-Middle School
7724 14th Street
|Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
15531 Linwood Street
Staff /Administrative Team
- Vikki Coleman – 21st CCLC Program Director
- Francine Bell – Program Coordinator
- Elizabeth Barton – Program Evaluator
- Janet Bunton – Program Monitor
- Walter Richardson – Program Monitor
- Velmastine Stribling – Program Monitor
Community Partners & Lead Agencies
- Angela Booker – The Children Center
- Natasha Dorsey – YMCA of Metropolitan
- Pat Bridges – Youth Development Commission