21st Century Community Learning Centers (website)
21st Century Community Learning Centers is a federally funded program which supports the creation of community learning centers that operate programs for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, and their families. By providing tutoring and other academic enrichment activities along with a broad array of youth development opportunities that complement their regular academic programs, these centers help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as English language arts and math. In addition, literacy and other educational services are offered to families of students participating in the program.
This state-funded program supports collaborative projects that address the problem of school violence through extended school day programs and/or other school violence prevention strategies/resources. These collaborative projects can be initiated either by a school district or by community-based organizations. A comprehensive approach is encouraged which focuses on creating and maintaining a school culture of support, safety and security. Priority is given to high needs school districts since they often have poor school performance and a high frequency of violent incidents.
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