TAMPA — October 7, 2020 — The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, overseen by the Florida Department of Education, was awarded to support the academic success of students attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay after school programs at Foster Elementary School and Sligh Middle School. Additional support for these programs includes the Bullard Foundation and the Hillsborough County School District.
The BGCTB submitted the application to the Florida Department of Education in May, 2020. Funds will be used to support learning time and programming at Clubs operating on the campus of the schools. The purpose of the federally funded Florida 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant is to support additional learning time for students in grades K-12 before and/or after school and during the summer that provides creative and engaging academic enrichment opportunities that will help to meet the challenging State academic standards and to address college and workforce readiness and success. In addition, the purpose is also to offer students programs and activities such as youth development, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention, counseling, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness, technology education, financial literacy, environmental literacy, mathematics, science, career and technical, internship or apprenticeship, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
More information about the 21st CCLC Program may be obtained by visiting the following webpage on the website of the Florida Department of Education: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/family-community/activities- programs/21st-century-communitylearning-center/program-summaries.stml
Questions or public input about the 21st CCLC program and grant proposal may be directed to Mary Dillon, VP of Youth Development at 813-769-7547 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
Since 1926, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has been a positive force in the community; enabling young people to become productive, responsible and caring citizens through structured programming, safe learning environments and dedicated staff. With a focus on three core priority outcomes – Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Improving Character & Leadership, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay provides opportunities to build new skills that raise a Club Member’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal, social and academic accomplishments. With multiple Clubs and Middle School sites throughout Hillsborough and Pasco County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay makes futures great for more than 19,000 young people each year.