21st CCLC Initiative
The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the “No Child Left Behind” Act. It is an opportunity for students to enhance and reinforce academic lessons of the regular school day, while also allowing them to learn new skills and discover new opportunities after the regular school day has ended.
The focus of this program, re-authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act, 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.
City of Orlando Recreation Division – Project City Kids 21st CCLC Grant
Through a generous grant from the FL-Department of Education’s 21st CCLC program, the City of Orlando’s Recreation division is able to offer increased educational services at no cost to elementary age students, Kindergarten through 5th grade, and their families at three of our program sites. The grant provides for educational supplies, enrichment supplies, and academic and recreation staff for all participating students. The funding has allowed these three sites to greatly increase the student population size and scope of the activities offered. The 2015-16 school year marks the first year of this five year initiative.
Students are educated through Project-Based Learning (PBL). PBL is a way of teaching that focuses on themes for an extended period of time, which helps students gain knowledge and valuable life skills. Students investigate and respond to challenging questions or problems, utilizing critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. This way of teaching helps students make real world applications to what they are learning in the classroom.
Current PBL themes include; the life cycle, land animals and the arctic. Right now, students are using the Florida common core math standards to compare the height, weight and life span of different sea creatures! Students are using the Florida common core standards of reading and writing to research plants, how they grow, what they need and then helping each other to grow their own plants based on their research! Students are also using the Florida common core science standards to create snow and build their first snowman in Florida.
Everyday students are learning and gaining a better understanding of their regular school day academics through research and creativity!
Click here to read the grant narrative.
Click here to read the 21st Century Parent/Student Handbook
Click here to view our academic progress!
21st CCLC Sites
Engelwood Neighborhood Center
6123 La Costa Drive
Orlando Fl 32807
Citrus Sqaure at Lake George Elementary
4101 Gatlin Ave
Orlando Fl 32812
4650 Point Look Out Rd,
Orlando Fl 32808
After School Hours of Operation
M-T-Th-F 3:15 – 5:45 p.m.
W 2:15 – 5:45 p.m.
June 5, 2017 – July 21, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
July 24, 2017 – August 11, 2017
Cost: $60/week – City Residents
$100/week – Non City Residents
$ 0 – Community Support Program (Available to City residents ONLY)
Rachel Anderson, 21st CCLC Project Coordinator
Days of Operation – Since the Project City Kids program is a school based program, we follow the OCPS annual calendar. 2017-18 District Calendar
Summer Program – June 5, 2017 – TBD (Date will be given once OCPS has released 2017 – 18 calendar)
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Last updated March 31st, 2017