The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the No Child Left Behind Act. Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the specific purposes of the federal law are to:
- Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet state and local student academic achievement 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 programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs 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.
These services are offered at no cost to the students and their families.
WINGS Afterschool Program operates Monday through Thursday from 2:30pm until 5:30pm during the Academic School Year.
Mary Dady, Bethlehem WINGS Program Coordinator
The WINGS 21st CCLC summer program will begin on June 6th and continue through July 14th. Registration forms will be available in April at each WINGS site.
Daily lessons will be provided for the students and supplies included for each week. The program site has activities scheduled for Monday through Thursday beginning at 8:30am each day.
Enrollment will be limited to 40 students in grades K-8 at PS, BHS and PDLE and 75 at BK8. Current WINGS students will be given first priority and then it will be on a first come basis until all slots are filled. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to serving our families.
W.I.N.G.S. is a Florida Department of Education 21st CCLC after-school grant that is administered through the Holmes County School Board.