About 21st CCLC

To assist 21st Century Community Learning Centers in building and sustaining comprehensive out of school time programs that provide high-quality academic enrichment opportunities for all children, and that meaningfully engage adult family members in helping their children succeed academically.

The 21st CCLC Grant is a highly competitive, federally-funded program that supports after-school learning centers that operate primarily on school campuses statewide. Services include academic intervention and enrichment activities along with a broad array of youth development opportunities. These after school, intersession, and summer classes complement the student's regular school day program. After school programs help students meet the core standards in academic subjects such as language arts and math. In addition, other educational services are offered to family members of students participating in the program in order to further engage parents in their student's learning and achievement goals.

Black Mountain’s regularly participating 21st CCLC students:

  • Increase their ATI assessment scores by an average of 12% in just 16 days during Summer School.
  • Experience hands-on activities designed to engage students in fun, growth-oriented learning.
  • Participate in enriching experiences such as the Be Kind Crew assembly, and a museum-quality, hands-on day with the Arizona Science Center.
  • Report they felt safe to be themselves, strengthened existing friendships, or made new friends.
  • Are given the opportunity to participate in an educational field trip to Prescott, AZ, free of cost.
  • Learn an array of real-life skills such as how to construct and start a raised vegetable garden, as well as how to organize school work and manage time.
  • Enjoy full meals based upon Federal nutritional guidelines, free of cost.
  • Provided transportation to and from school, free of cost.