21st Century Learning Community Center
In 2007 PACT for Families Collaborative was awarded a Cohort 3 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant to provide out of school enrichment activities for children and youth who need extra assistance to be successful and connected community and school participants. Currently PACT coordinates a Cohort 5 21st CCLC grant which enables Cedar Mountain, Eden Valley-Watkins, Renville County West and, Yellow Medicine East school districts within the PACT for Families Collaborative service area to offer quality Out of School (OST) programming. All four school districts are able to operate a secondary 21st CCLC program as a result of our successful application in 2012.
The goals of the Cohort 5 21st CCLC grant are state mandated and include:
- increase participants' opportunities to develop and apply 21st Century skills:
- increase school and community connectedness of participants, and
- increase the academic performance of participating students who are low performing/failing or at high risk of failure in core academic areas.
The four local 21st CCLC sites provide quality academic and social enrichment activities to eligible 6th – 12th grade students through before-school and after-school programming throughout the school year as well as summer programming.