Pinellas County Schools
21st Century Community
Soaring Beyond Expectations
About Florida 21st CCLC
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 services provided by the 21st Century program is of no cost to parents and/or families.
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 health and fitness programs, technology education programs, art, music, STEM and Robotics programs, counseling, and character education to enhance the academic component of the program.
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.
Florida DOE Contact
21st CCLC and BFCO Grants, Director
325 W. Gaines Street, Room 544
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Request for Proposal (RFP for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) - 2019-2020
2010 - present
2010 - present