Academic enrichment program grants awarded
The Delaware Department of Education has awarded four new 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program grants under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The 21st CCLC programs are designed to provide students with academic enrichment activities to improve the academic success of students from Title I schools. Schools are designated as Title I based on high percentage of students who come from low-income families.
The 21st CCLC programs are partnerships between a school (or schools) and community partner(s). Partnerships may design programs that support elementary, middle and/or high school students. Grantees must serve students who attend schools that are eligible as Title I schoolwide programs. Subgrantees must offer opportunities for families to actively and meaningfully engage in their children’s education.
Funding for 21st CCLCs is awarded through a competitive process. Applicants propose a program and budget based on the activities designed to meet the needs of their students. These programs are renewable for up to five years.
The new programs awarded this year are described below.
Senator Success Program at Dover High School in Capital School District will increase the on-time graduation rate of all the students actively participating in this program. Students will take part in lessons for personal and professional finance, ethics, career exploration, job shadowing, and leadership skills, college entrance exam testing, data analysis, student remediation, mentoring, swimming lessons, credit recovery supports in Algebra and Spanish, and hands-on programs that immerse students in math and science to solve real-world problems in transportation and engineering. ($240,000)
4-H Afterschool at Lake Forest South Elementary School in Lake Forest School District will help prepare students to make a positive impact on the world. Students’ families will be engaged through targeted programs that focus on health and wellness, communication, and literacy. This program provides more than 500 hours of direct youth service and engagement. ($70,000)
4-H Afterschool at W. T. Chipman Middle School in Lake Forest School District will help prepare students to make a positive impact on the world. Students’ families will be engaged through targeted programs that focus on health and wellness, communication, and literacy. This program provides more than 500 hours of direct youth service and engagement. ($70,000)
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension 4-H at Indian River School District’s Phillip C. Showell Elementary School and Hickory Tree Center (also John M. Clayton Elementary School and Selbyville Middle School students) will implement programs covering substance abuse, violence prevention, healthy eating and physical activity, family diet and nutritional well-being, and STEM programing, as well as tutoring, afterschool homework help, reading time, hands-on enrichment activities, state and county contests, and field trips, through collaborative partnerships with families, caregivers, school teachers, the Delaware State Housing Authority, and local law enforcement. ($150,000)