News and Events
Recently the elimination of dedicated 21st CCLC funding has been proposed. The draft Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bill put forth by Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) last week would eliminate the dedicated 21st CCLC funding for afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs.
In New Hampshire alone, we serve over 10,000 children and youth from communities in the greatest need without turning away students based on ability to pay. We work towards building stronger communities and community partnerships to improve student academic success and help working families.
We need your voices to explain the value and importance of maintaining separate federal funding for programs that support our students when school is out. We ask you to please urge our NH Senators Shaheen and Ayotte to weigh in against this proposal. A very strong show of support is crucial and necessary.
Their contact information is:
(603) 647-7500 or: shaheen.senate.gov
(603) 622-7979 or: ayotte.senate.gov
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The holidays are coming up, or in some cases, are already here! We would like to update you on what the 21st Century Community Learning Centers schedule is for the rest of the month.
We will continue to offer programming on regular school days up through Monday, December 22nd. Morning program will still take place at Beech, Gossler Park, Hallsville, McDonough, Northwest, Parker-Varney, and Wilson Elementary Schools on December 23rd. There will be no afterschool program beginning on Wednesday, December 23rd.
Regular programming will resume on Monday, January 5th.
Enjoy your vacation!
st CCLC would like to thank program staff, City Year, the Training Station's Aaron Butler, and all attendees for helping make this year’s celebration one to remember. We hope to see even more people next year!
This Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM Beech Street Elementary School will host our annual Lights on Afterschool celebration. Our event is free and open to the public. Children and their families are invited to participate in interactive enrichment activities that are engaging for all ages. There will be a variety of art projects, a photo booth, and face painting. Families also will have a chance to learn about some of our program offerings, and chat with the staff members and community partners that work with the 21st CCLC.
The 21st CCLC Program would like to welcome back all students, and wish them an excellent first day of school! Our afterschool program will start back up on Monday, September 15th. Be sure to keep an eye out for flyers and registration forms that will soon be available at your child’s participating school, and can also be found here on our website. We’re excited to kick off another great year together!
Over at Beech Street Elementary the most popular activity is the Unicycle Team. However due to the declining condition of our current unicycles we are unable to meet the high demand of students who wish to participate. Students that do make the team often need to share the few unicycles we have, making it even harder for them to learn the difficult skill. If you or anyone you know owns a slightly used unicycle and are interested in donating it, or are interested in donating funds towards the purchase of new, working unicycles, please contact Samantha Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org. No donation is too small, and would be greatly appreciated!