The goal of the 21st CCLC program is to raise student academic achievement through the creation and expansion of community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional activities designed to complement their regular academic program. Families of 21st CCLC youth participants also have access to educational development opportunities through the program. Centers can be located in elementary, middle or secondary schools or similarly accessible facilities. They provide a range of high quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (e.g., hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities.
Authorized under Title IV B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the specific purposes of the law are to:
For information on target populations and priorities, see https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/sonh/nh-21st-cclc-rfa-2023-2024.pdf#page=5
For eligible activities, see https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/sonh/nh-21st-cclc-rfa-2023-2024.pdf#page=7