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Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports

The Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County is proud to announce its receipt of funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) for the ELISS (Extended Learning & Integrated Student Supports) grant! NCDPI provides federal funding for organizations like our own to better serve the children, families, and schools in our community. 

The ELISS program provides extended learning opportunities for eligible students beyond regular school hours. The program specifically offers tutoring from certified teachers and social-emotional support services from certified school counselors. In addition to intensive academic learning and social-emotional support services, the ELISS 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 ELISS program is serving youth in grades K – 5 at select feeder schools. Currently, the ELISS program is serving eligible students from Rocky River Elementary, Royal Oaks School of the Arts, Winecoff Elementary, R. Brown McAllister Elementary, and Beverly Hills Elementary. Programming is taking place at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County located at 247 Spring Street, NW, Concord, NC 28025.

ELISS Program Components

  • Program activities that cater to academic improvement, mentoring, and tutoring
  • STEM activities incorporated daily
  • Character and leadership activities
  • Arts enrichment
  • Focus on fitness and nutrition
  • Educational and cultural field trips
  • Family involvement and engagement courses
  • A healthy snack and lunch each day upon arrival


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 level of involvement in their children’s education 
  • Help to develop appropriate behavior, a sense of responsibility, and work habits that will contribute to their academic success 
  • Provide opportunities for activities related to the arts, recreation, and physical fitness
  • 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