21st Century

 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program is provided through a federally funded grant administered by the North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction.  The program provides expanded learning opportunities for eligible students in Title 1 schools beyond the regular school hours.

Academic enrichment in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math is the program's primary focus. Additional components build social and physical skills through activities in fitness, sports, arts, and culture. Students are engaged in activities and on-going relationships that increase confidence and encourage success at home, in school, and in the community. 

Program Goals and Expectations

Goal 1: To improve the academic performance of students by extending the regular school-day curriculum using a variety of activities, including the use of technology, based on North Carolina Common Core Standards.

Goal 2: To develop in students a sense of responsibility, appropriate behavior, and work habits that contributes to their academic success.

Goal 3: To provide students with opportunities to participate in activities related to the arts, recreation, and physical fitness that they may not otherwise experience.

Goal 4: To provide families with support services and assist them in supporting their children’s education.

21st CCLC Program Components:

                        A Healthy Snack                Homework Assistance               Tutoring 
                        Academic Enrichment       Recreation/Cultural Arts             Summer Enrichment Activities

Locations and Staff 

                        Burgaw Elementary School
                        (910) 259-0145
                        Latisha Beatty, Site Coordinator
                        Shakira Henry, Site Coordinator

                        Cape Fear Elementary School
                        (910) 602-3767
                        TBD, Site Coordinator 
                        Darlene LaBrie, Site Coordinator

                        Malpass Corner Elementary School
                        (910) 283-5889
                        Grendel King, Site Coordinator
                        Ursula Williams, Site Coordinator

                        Rocky Point Elementary School
                        (910) 675-2309
                        Natasha Gouge, Site Coordinator
                        TBD, Site Coordinator

Partners and Volunteers Needed
Get involved! Become a Pender County Schools 21st Century Community Learning Center volunteer or partner today! Share your hobby, talents or interests by volunteering one hour per week, one or two days per week. Additionally,the program needs the support of businesses and organizations to help keep 
students on the path to academic achievement. 

Contact the 21st CCLC Site Coordinator at your child's school or 
Jessica Lofton, 21st CCLC Program Coordinator
Pender County Schools
(910) 259-2187 or jessica_lofton@pender.k12.nc.us