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21st Century Community Learning Center

The Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County is proud to be a 21st Century Community Learning Center Program!  The 21st Century Community Learning Center Program (21st CCLC) is administered through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and provides federal funding for organizations like our own to better serve the children, families, and schools in our community.

The program provides expanded learning opportunities for eligible students in Title I schools beyond regular school hours.  In addition to intensive academic learning, the program also offers students a broad array of enrichment activities focused on healthy lifestyles and character development.

The Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County’s 21st CCLC program is serving youth in grades K – 8 at select feeder schools. At this time, the 21st Century Program is serving eligible students from GW Carver Elementary, Rocky River Elementary, WM Irvin Elementary, C.C. Griffin Middle, Concord Middle and Northwest Cabarrus Middle. Programming is taking place at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County located at 247 Spring Street, NW, Concord, NC 28025.

21st CCLC Program Components

  • A healthy snack is provided every day upon arrival
  • K&W Dinner
  • Project Learn: includes homework assistance, tutoring, reading and creative writing
  • Arts enrichment classes such as photography, visual and dance are offered daily
  • STEM activities are regularly incorporated to improve science, technology, engineering and math skills
  • Social and Emotional Learning instruction is provided daily through an evidence-based curriculum, Sanford Harmony
  • Character and leadership are promoted through a variety of weekly activities including Positive Action
  • Academic enrichment is emphasized daily through Cabarrus County Schools online programs such as I-Ready, ALEKS, Discovery Education and Defined STEM
  • Triple Play focuses on physical activity weekly, which promotes nutrition and a positive image
  • Field trips vary between educational and cultural aspects

Program Goals and Expectations

  • Improve academic performance of participants, while meeting and exceeding state and local standards
  • Provide accessible and affordable education and enrichment programs
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and character development for children and families 
  • Encourage family educational attainment and increase each parent’s level of involvement in their children’s education 
  • Develop in students appropriate behavior, a sense of responsibility and work habits that will contribute to their academic success 
  • Provide opportunity for activities related to the arts, recreation and physical fitness that children may not otherwise experience 
  • Reduce the high rates of delinquency, violence, and crime in our community by providing supervised programs during out-of-school time 
  • Value, teach and empower each student in a culture of educational excellence 

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Alec Forney

21CCLC Project Director

704-721-2582 ext. 224