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21st Century Community Learning Centers
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant Program's focus is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low-performing schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition, 21st CCLC programs provide youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art, music and recreation programs, counseling and character education to enhance the academic component of the program. For more information please see our Fact Sheet provided below. 2013-14 21st Century Community Learning Centers Fact Sheet
2013-14 21st Century Community Learning Centers Important Dates Document
2013-14 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Planning Guide
21st CCLC Grantee Information
Research and Evaluation:
In Michigan, the state evaluation is being conducted by Michigan State University's Community Evaluation and Research Center (CERC). Click here to link to the Michigan State University 21st CCLC Evaluation Page.
In addition, The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality has been awarded a grant to provide comprehensive technical assistance to grantees to implement and maintain high quality programs. Program quality assessment is conducted annually using the Youth Program Quality Assessment tool which correlates with the Model Standards for Out-of-School Time/After-School Programs in Michigan. In 2009, the Technical Assistance and Coaching Supports Services (TACSS) project began, and deepens and builds on the partnership between MDE and The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Click here to link to the Center's 21st CCLC TACSS Page.
Resources and Related Information
21st Century Community Learning Centers Project Director Institute
21st Century Community Learning Centers Continuation Application