21st CCLC Program

Contact Information

21st CCLC Program Consultant
Karen Bierhaus
Phone: (307) 857-9284
Fax: (307) 857-9257

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. All four of the critical state education issues (statewide PAWS proficiency levels, graduation rates, remediation rates, and alcohol use) are targeted outcomes of 21st CCLC.

The purposes of this important program:

  • To create community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools;
  • To meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects;
  • To offer a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement the regular academic programs of students;
  • To offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Download the WY 21st CCLC Fact Sheet 2017-18

Activities that may be provided by 21st CCLC include:

  • remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including providing additional assistance to students to allow them to improve their academic achievement;
  • mathematics and science education activities;
  • arts and music education activities;
  • entrepreneurial education programs;
  • tutoring services and mentoring programs;
  • programs that provide activities for limited English proficient students;
  • recreational activities;
  • telecommunications and technology education programs;
  • expanded library service hours;
  • programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
  • programs that promote assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
  • drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, and character education programs;
  • service learning;
  • and health and wellness programming.

Activities must continuously be evaluated using performance measures and, if appropriate, be based on scientific research.

21st CCLC provides a safe environment for students during out of school hours (before and after school) and periods when school is not in session (school breaks and summer recess) while supporting continued youth development and learning for lifelong success.

Programs must be designed to meet the purpose of the 21st CCLC program and Wyoming goals. Wyoming 21st Century Community Learning Centers State Program Goals:

  • Goal 1: To establish community learning centers that help students in high-poverty, low-performing schools meet academic achievement standards;
  • Goal 2: to offer a broad array of high-quality enrichment activities that are aligned with and complement the regular academic school day while positively affecting student outcomes such as school attendance and academic performance and decreasing behavioral risk factors.
  • Goal 3: to provide programming to engage the families of 21st CLCLC participants for the purpose of increasing parent/family engagement in learning and developing resiliency through positive home/school relationships.

Current Competition

The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a cohort 12 competition in May 2018 open to all eligible applicants. This is the first year of ESSA implementation with 21st CCLC. The grant project guide and scoring rubric will be posted on this page and emailed to those who completed an Intent to Apply. Potential applicants may contact the program consultant with questions or to register for access to the online application through the Grants Management System.

The projected award date for cohort 12 is June 1, 2018.

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