About 20 years ago a hundred million dollar Federal Grant was created, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), in order to provide students with an enriched afterschool program. Today, that grant is $104 billion dollars and available to schools who apply and meet their criteria.
This year and for the next five years (I plan on re-applying!), Assumption Catholic School with the Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School have been awarded. Based on our enrollment, this means approximately $100,000 to offer a FREE aftercare program (3 to 6pm) for grades 3 to 8. This is such a blessing for our school! We have been given the opportunity to design clubs to meet the interests of our students, and offer our parents free child care and an enrichment program with tutoring and homework help for every student – we are extremely excited.
So far we are offering: Culinary Club, Ukrainian Dance, Arts and Crafts club, Soccer, Dance/Jazzercise, Chimes, Sewing, Cultural Club, STEM, Coding, Bull Dog News (newspaper, podcasting), Book Club, Drama and Performing Arts ….. and this is just the beginning! Stay tuned for high-lights of each activity!