21st Century Community Learning Centers
Opportunity Knocks All Year
Through this program, the St. Tammany Parish Public School System operates four community learning centers that provide academic enhancement, recreation, and cultural activities for students, families, and community members in St. Tammany Parish.
- Improvement in academic achievement
- Student participation in recreation and cultural activities
- Expanded learning opportunities in summer camp
- Engaging, enriching and energizing experiences
After School Program
The after school programs provide extended opportunities for learning in a safe and secure environment. Participants are offered homework help and tutoring with certified teachers and high school and college student mentors. Enrichment activities include computer and technological literacy training, programs in art, music, and drama, recreational sports, nutrition, cooking, scrapbooking, and environmental science. Programs are also offered for parents and members of the community.
Each Center operates a six week summer camp that immerses students in an interactive literacy program and enrichment activities. Students engage in recreation and culturally enriching activities, including arts and crafts, water activities, brick lab, and robotics. Additionally each week, students participate in numerous special events and field trips.
Learning Center Sites
Learning Centers operate after school until 5:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Transportation is provided for students from the schools served to the Learning Centers. Parents must pick up their children from the Centers by 5:45 p.m.
For more information about registration, contact Program Director, Jamie Huard at (985) 882-7950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Sought to Continue 21st Century Learning Center
The 21st Century Community Learning Center is applying for funding through the 21st CCLC program. The request is to finance the program from June 1, 2010 through December 31, 2013.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center After School programs provide extended opportunities for learning in a safe and secure environment offering participants homework help and tutoring the certified teachers, computer skills, music, cooking, art, drama, academic games, sports, recreation and a nutritional snack.
At the 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Camp children engage in the Playbooks Literacy Program, Houghton-Mifflin’s Math Club, recreation and culturally enriching activities, cooking, arts and crafts, and water safety lessons. The camp culminates with an all-day field trip.
The 21st CCLC serves approximately 800 students per year with Centers at Brock Elementary School 259 Brakefield, Slidell; Chahta-Ima Elementary School, 27488 Pichon Road, Lacombe; Creekside Jr. High, 65434 Highway 41, Pearl River; and Pine View Middle School, 1200 W. 27th Avenue, Covington.
The proposal for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant will be available for review after February 5, 2010, at the St. Tammany Parish School Board Office, 321 N. Theard Street., Covington, LA 70434