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.
City of Orlando Recreation Division – Project City Kids 21st CCLC Grant
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 program provides all necessary supplies and teachers for academic instruction.
Academic instruction is taught 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.
Students are educated in core academic areas (math, science, and reading) and in specialized academic areas. This semester students will be engaging in the Mindworks Curriculum. This years theme is Africa! Students will be exposed to a variety of topics including Art in Action, Exploration, Math Matters, Around the World, Bring on the Books and Spreading the Word.
21st CCLC Sites
Engelwood Neighborhood Center
6123 La Costa Drive Orlando, FL 32807
Program Time: Mon, Tu, Thurs, Fri 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wed 2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cost: FREE
Serves: Chickasaw Elementary, Engelwood Elementary & BridgePrep Academy
Rosemont Neighborhood Center
4872 Rose Bay Drive Orlando, FL 32808
Program Time: Mon, Tu, Thurs, Fri 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wed 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Serves: Rosemont Elementary School & The Orlando Science Charter School
Citrus Square Neighborhood Center
5624 Hickey Drive Orlando, FL
Program Time: Mon, Tu, Thurs, Fri 3:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Wed 2:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Serves: Lake George Elementary & Renaissance Charter School
Krissia Filchuk, 21st CCLC Project Coordinator
Days of Operation – Since the Project City Kids program is a school based program, we follow the OCPS annual calendar. 2018-19 District Calendar