Caney Valley and Osage Hills will offer the following activities: (Reading) Readers' Theater, book clubs, plays, journaling, pen pals, computer-assisted instruction (CAI), and expanded library hours. (Math/Science) robotics, rocketry, space camp, planetarium, and STEM. (Civics Education) Students will interact with veterans, sponsor a "History Day", and participate in debate. (Arts/Music) drums, piano, recorders, choir, painting, and guitars. (Tutoring) Project staff/community volunteers. (Parental Involvement) Computer and GED classes, Family Literacy and Math Nights, and literacy backpacks. (Telecommunications/Technology) New CAI software, podcasting, televisions, DVD players, and laptops. (Drug/Violence/Bullying Prevention) Education by counselors and Osage Co Sheriff Dept. (Character Education) Osage Co OSU Extension. (Physical Education/Wellness) Dance, aerobics, Wii game systems, archery, and team sports. The project has garnered support from 18 partners.
The Canton TIGERS programs addresses the strong need for an afterschool and summer school program in Canton, Oklahoma. Canton Public Schools serves 397 students Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grades. Both the number students and the poverty level of Canton residents have risen sharply in the past five years. The number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunches is 61%. The vision for this program is to allow all students access to a drug-free desired learning environment that will be design enhance the academic, social, health, and recreational success of those participating students and their families. Academically, the program is designed to assist students to perform to state standards in all subject areas. Tutoring and mentoring programs will be integrated with civic programs, expended library resources and house, and local businesses to assist the progression of all attendees toward success in college, career, and citizenship.
The Cave Springs district is besieged by high poverty and social barriers to success. Out of Oklahoma's 77 counties, Adair County is one of the ten worst in single-parent families, number of teen mothers, illiteracy, school dropouts, substance abuse, juvenile offenses, and child neglect. The school's 183 students - 92% of whom qualify for Free and Reduced Lunches - will be served by the project. Need. Needs that arise from poverty make their way into the academic setting. Teachers have not received targeted professional development for at-risk student performance. Students often go home after school with no intention and no chance of preparing for the following school day. The Cave Springs project was designed by an advisory committee that first identified needs, identified state standards associated with those needs, and then matched resources and strategies to meet those needs. This project will not only remove barriers, it will propel students to success in college and career.
Colcord Public Schools will be opening the Hornets of Character Program, a 21st Century Community Learning Center that will provide after school and summer school programs for at-risk students, families and the community. The program will provide many choices for students including: educational activities, substance abuse counseling, health and wellness classes, social services, recreation, cultural programs and parental activities. All grade levels will participate in the different activities that will be provided through the Hornets of Character program. Educational activities to reinforce school curriculum will be provided in the core academic areas and library hours will be extended to encourage more opportunities for reading. Health issues, cultural programs, art, music, service learning and civic education will allow students to grow into productive citizens.
Macomb Public Schools and its primary partner, Pottawatomie County OSU Extension, along with other key partners and an active Advisory Committee have collaborated to plan out-of-school services to meet the needs of working parents and high-poverty, at-risk students in grades PK-8. The Hornets 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) will provide programming before school (167 days), after school (127 days), and during the summer (44 days). Students will have voice and choice in learning opportunities that are current, relevant and diversified and engage students in multi-session, inquiry-based, and project-based learning incorporating English language arts, math, science, social studies, technology, arts and music, nutrition/health, and life skills. Parent/guardian educational services will be provided the first Monday of each month, and Family Engagement Events are planned to connect parents/guardians to student learning through the 21st CCLC.
The Program will hold after-school and summer sessions for over 300 PK-5th grade students. Students are encouraged to reach GOALS through remediation, exploration, and enrichment. All GOALS Program activities will be hands-on, providing an active learning atmosphere. Positive feedback will encourage students and activities will focus on student's strengths while improving weaknesses. Other program components will include language arts, math and science, social studies, and arts and music enrichment created collaboratively by classroom and after-school staff to supplement school lessons and deepen understanding through activity-based experiences. Partners will present lessons in character education, nutrition and health, technology, and Native culture. A Resource Fair and workshops for parents will align with parents' needs and will be designed to improve their involvement.
Oaks-Mission Public Schools will be providing a 21st CCLC program for students at the Oaks Mission Elementary and High School sites for grades PK-12. Mission Possible will allow students to receive remediation, mentoring, homework assistance, and enhanced educational activities during the hours of 3:00-6:00; after school and during the month of June during the summer. Students will learn from many different activities such as Cherokee Language development. Students will use technology to enrich their understanding of their Native American culture and will keep the language alive through language and basket weaving. Parents will also benefit from the program through activities specifically aimed to decrease adult illiteracy rates such as adult literacy classes and G.E.D. classes for our parents who for whatever reason dropped out of high school. These classes will equip our parents who are currently underpaid with a new set of skills that will enable them to find better paying jobs
The SPS Kids Program will partner school and community in an effort to extend learning opportunities beyond the regular school day for the most needy children in the district. SPS Kids will serve Jefferson and Horace Mann Elementary and offer high-risk children in grades 1-5 a safe after school environment as well as academic assistance and enrichment from 3-6 daily and summers from 8-12. This program is an investment in the future for Shawnee students, giving children research based learning activities, parental support and guidance and activities aligned with Oklahoma State Standards. Parents will be involved in activities and skill areas identified by surveys and provided training to assist their children in a safe and enriching environment. Goals will address academic remediation and enrichment in reading, STEAM, fine arts, discipline/behavior, homework, community service/social studies, and wellness. Staff will be trained and reflect on best practices to meet the program needs.
Strother Public Schools, a small K-12 school in rural Seminole County, has developed a program for after-school and summer sessions that will positively affect 150 students in grades K-8. The academic enrichment in these extended hours will expand and enhance regular-day instruction. Students will receive snacks, homework help, and tutoring each day. The enrichment portion of the day will build upon both the classroom instruction and tutoring. These enrichment projects will be hands-on and student-led, providing these students with self-confidence in completing challenging activities. Enrichment will range from science-based outdoor projects to mathematics-based financial literacy. The after school program will provide opportunity for parents and the community to be involved with events such as a literacy night and concerts.
The 2015 school profile and needs assessment shows that the Temple school district is 15% Hispanic, 11% Native American, 13% African American, and 58% white. Nearly 15% of students are identified as special needs. Nine percent of students are bilingual. The Elementary School was placed on the state Priority School list in 2016. The "Learn. Do. Live." project will address student barriers to academic success while preparing these students for college and career. The project will use community partners to provide a rich, engaging afterschool atmosphere that encourages student and family participation in learning academic content, doing hands-on activities, and living as responsible, productive citizens.
Western Heights establish two learning centers. The first is a 5th and 6th grade school reaching across all neighborhoods in the district. The objective with programming at this site is communication, leadership, and life-skills development. This will be provided through a range of student-led interests in an extracurricular setting, including art, music, science, non-competitive sports, games, and outdoor activities. Tutoring and other academic interests will support struggling students. The second works from a similar programmatic structure, but as this site is a lower elementary, student leadership will be filtered through high school and middle school students serving as peer- mentors. Younger participating students will drive program activities, but a major goal at this site is to create positive intergrade level relationships. Tutoring will also be offered at this site. Both sites will combine required Title I outreach to parents with community-wide, parental education programs.
Program Director: Corey Holland
Program Address: 102 East H Avenue, Cache, Oklahoma 73527
Program Center: Cache Primary and Cache Intermediate Schools
Grades Served: PreK- 4th
The Program will hold before and afterschool and summer sessions for 300 PK-4th grade students. Students will receive healthy snacks, homework help and tutoring. Academic enrichment will coordinate with and enhance what is taught in the classroom. All CASTLE program activities will be hands-on, providing an active learning atmosphere. Positive feedback will encourage and activities will focus on student's strengths while improving weaknesses. Other program components will include language arts, math and science, social studies, and arts and music enrichment created collaboratively by classroom and afterschool staff to supplement school lessons and deepen understanding through activity-based experiences. Partners will present lessons in character education, nutrition, entrepreneurialism, technology, and Native culture. A Resource Fair and workshops for parents will align with parents' needs and will be designed to improve their involvement in their child's educational experience.
Program Director: Cheri Burns
Program Address: 106 N. Magnolia Street, Crescent, OK 73028
Program Centers: Crescent Elementary School, and Crescent Middle School
Grades Served: PK - 8th grade
Project C4 (Crescent Community Connecting Center) with its primary partner Francis Tuttle Technology Center and numerous community partners including YMCA will jointly collaborate to serve all students with a focus on at-risk students in the Title I schools to increase student academic achievement and meet Ok Academic Standards in before/afterschool learning environment centers. C4 will address the four SDE performance goals, specific objectives to meet the needs of the unique population served (at-risk, special education, Cultural, English Learners) and provide enrichment activities with extra learning opportunities to practice their academic skills through engaging hands-on activities. Project C4 will incorporate research-based activities, Professional development, family engagement activities, and activities aligned with school day learning. Planning and on-going communication between school day staff and project staff will be scheduled. STEMPremier will be implemented in MS.
Program Directors: Pam Ellis and Rhonda Clay
Program Address: Post Office Box 188, Hulbert, Oklahoma 74441
Program Center: Hulbert Elementary School and Hulbert Junior High School
Grades Served: PreK-8
Hulbert Public Schools Project RIDER will provide an after school and summer school program to enhance the educational attainment of approximately 250 PK - 8th grade Elementary and Junior High Students. Project RIDER will implement after school and summer program academic activities supporting the school day with intentional, innovative and strategic activities that enhance intervention, remediation, acceleration and enrichment programming. Project RIDER's main academic focus supports STEM, but includes academic enrichment activities in all subject areas, which will help enable students to meet state and local academic achievement standards. The after school program hours are 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM and the summer program hours are 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM serving two Title I School Wide sites that have been identified as Priority sites by the Oklahoma State Department of Education during FY 2014-2015.
Program Director: Linda DeBerry
Program Address: 200 Northeast Avenue C
Program Center: Central Elementary School and Idabel Middle School
Grades Served: 1-8
The "After the Bell" program of Idabel Public School will establish 21st Century Community Learning Centers at Central Elementary and Idabel Middle School to provide organized flexible learning and enrichment opportunities to complement the school day. The program will be offered four weeks in summer. The ABC program will provide students opportunities for academic enrichment, tutoring, personal enrichment, recreation and opportunities in the arts that are designed to complement students' academic program during the regular school day. Parents will be offered learning activities in computer assistance, English as a second language, parenting skills and other activities as requested. All activities will be conducted in a safe and drug-free environment under supervision of professional staff and caring adults. Students will have positive role models from community partners to help them grow into strong individuals. A safe friendly environment will benefit the entire community.
Program Director: Twylah Morris
Program Address: 110 NE 6th Street, Keota, OK 74941
Program Center: Keota Elementary School
Grades Served: K - 8th Grade
Keota Public Schools along with its local primary partner, Education Service Action (ESA), and other key partners have collaborated through an Advisory Committee to plan out-of-school services to meet the needs of working parents and at-risk students in grades PK-8. The Lion Pride 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) will provide programming before school (81.5 hours), after school (238 hours), and during the summer (96 hours). Students will have access to homework help, remediation, and tutoring activities. In addition, hands-on, active, project-based learning will be provided in reading/language arts; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); social studies; arts and music; nutrition/health; life skills; and bullying/substance abuse prevention. Parent/guardian educational services will be provided the first Tuesday of each month, and a fall/spring Family Literacy Night is planned to connect parents/guardians to student learning through the 21st CCLC.
Program Directors: Terry Willis and Lou Barrick
Program Address: 601 South 13th, Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750
Program Center: Kingfisher Middle School
Grades Served: 3-8
The goal of STARS is to address the needs of targeted at-risk students and families with academic and enrichment learning activities to improve academic performance and social development. Project-based enrichment activities will be developed to facilitate academic achievement. Program learning activities, aligned with Oklahoma Academic Standards, are designed to be student-centered, interdisciplinary, address real-world problems, and incorporate technology. Participating in these activities allows students to learn skills such as effective decision-making, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Data maintenance and analysis will monitor individual as well as group progress and will be used to drive instruction. A leadership program will be initiated to focus on youth voice and practice a different leadership trait and tool each week.
Program Director: Mandy Parks
Program Address: 311 SW 6th, Minco, OK 73059
Program Center: Minco Elementary School
Grades Served: PK - 8
To help students - specifically "at-risk" children -- overcome barriers to academic success, Minco has created Minds in Motion, an innovative 21st CCLC project model centered on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). This project will focus on students in grades PreK through 8th grade. Using certified teachers and trained staff, the program will implement a hands-on science curriculum that uses a guided inquiry approach and is infused with language arts and math skills.
Enrichment from various partner agencies include mechanics, engineering, hands-on science such as beekeeping activities, sports science, and arts STEM activities. Parents will be involved with planning and learning, making the project a family activity. Each year, the project will culminate with a STEM festival that will showcase the project's successes. A major goal of the project is to help students gain confidence and interest in academic success.
Program Director: Tammy Pierce
Program Address: 402 North S Street, Muskogee, OK 74941
Program Center: Alice Robertson Junior High School
Grades Served: 7th - 9th
Muskogee Public Schools Project CREATE (Culture, Relevance, Engagement, Arts, Technology and Engineering) at Alice Robertson Junior High is designed to prevent learning loss and improve attendance and grades. The program will operate Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 5:30 during the school year and Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 12:00 during the summer. Healthy snacks and transportation to and from the program will be provided.
Project-based learning will encourage interest in the STEM disciplines, and enrichment activities will provide opportunities for physical activity, and arts education. Service learning will help students develop strong connections to their community. Field trips will expose students to college and career possibilities. Reading and literacy will be incorporated in all activities. Tutoring and homework assistance will be provided each day of the program after school. Summer programming will consist of educational activities to prevent learning loss.
Program Director: Rita Montgomery
Program Address: 11 West Broadway, Sand Springs, OK 74063
Program Centers: Northwoods Fine Arts Academy, and Garfield Elementary School
Grades Served: K - 2nd and 3rd - 5th
Sand Springs Public School District and its partners propose Full STEAM Ahead. Of course, "full steam ahead" is a figure of speech that means moving forward with full force. In this case, it will be a play on words as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) will be featured throughout the program. The overarching goal of Full Steam Ahead is to prepare K-5 economically disadvantaged students in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, for full and successful participation in 21st Century society. The two high poverty sites to be served are Northwoods Fine Arts Academy and Garfield Elementary School. . It will provide high quality learning opportunities and experiences to approximately 500 children and their families through: 1.) a 16- day summer program known as Project Summer Spirit (PSS); 2.) a 30-week after school program; 3.) a 30-week extended hour library program known as LATE NIGHT @ THE LIBRARY; and 4.) a Spring Break Camp for Kids (SBCK).
Program Director: Yvonne Cummings
Program Address: 500 W. Chincapin, Westville, OK 74965
Program Center: Westville Elementary School and Westville Junior High School
Grades Served: K - 6th, and 7th -9th
Westville School District partnered with the Cherokee Nation Education Resource Center to operate a 21st CCLC Program. The goal of the project is to increase educational attainment, wellness, and youth social development among our students and their families by extending the school day and year. The Cherokee Nation Education Center will serve as the primary partner and Westville School will serve as the fiscal agent. The opportunity to participate in Center activities will be open to all students at the elementary level. Approximately 200 afterschool and summer students will be served and 50 before school. Program activities will focus on improvement in academic achievement, enrichment, wellness attainment, and improved social behaviors. Community resources will be utilized for academic activities in reading, mathematics, science, art, music, wellness, and social skill development. Parent and family activities will include: literacy, family relationship, and academic success.
Program Director: Tara Buckmaster
Program Address: 107 South Redding, Whitefield, Oklahoma 74472
Program Center: Whitefield Elementary School
Grades Served: PreK-8
The Whitefield 21st Century grant proposal ACT (Action Changes Things) is geared towards providing students with a safe and engaging environment. Our focus is on building healthy bodies and minds through the implementation of healthy lifestyle education programs and activities. Through a partnership with parents, our goal is to increase student achievement as well as attendance by providing a hands on learning environment that promotes youth leadership as well as youth voice. By working with our community partners, our goal is to create a quality afterschool program that promotes healthy lifestyle habits that will impact not only our students, but will carry over into our community as well.
Program Director: Rodney Gray
Program Address: 6026 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa OK 74145
Program Center: Walt Whitman Elementary School
Grades Served: PK - 6th grades
Youth At Heart, working closely with a coalition of partners and the Administration of Walt Whitman Elementary School, will establish a 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program to serve the students and families of Walt Whitman. The After School Program will provide homework help, literacy tutoring to improve reading comprehension, a special emphasis on hands-on STEM lessons and activities and a variety of recreational and special interest opportunities. This program will continue the lessons presented during the school day and help to reinforce concepts learned while expanding on them. Students will receive one-on-one guidance from certified teachers, volunteers and parents.
Resources will be available to the entire family of students of Walt Whitman and will include literacy tutoring for adults in the family, instruction on the best methods to use to help students with their school work and additional, inclusive community-building opportunities.
Regularly-attending students will develop confidence in their ability to set and meet short-term and long-term goals. Objectives of this program include but are not limited to: improvement on state standardized tests, improvement in the classroom, increased student confidence in classroom performance, development of a safe place for children after school and in the summer, increase of parental improvement in student learning, leadership training for students, and development of civic activities.
Students will have homework help, mentoring and tutoring, curriculum studies that are supported by technology, virtual field trips, academic enrichment activities and education on nutrition and healthy bodies. Students will use new technologies that are not available during regular school to include interactive whiteboards and iPads. All necessary transportation will be provided.
A3 includes adult programming that will include quarterly sessions on ways parents can become involved with their children's literacy activities and GED and parenting classes.
Proven curriculum models will address performance gaps as follows: Living Smart - tutoring services, homework assistance, mentoring programs, reading partnerships, and parental involvement; Living Healthy - physical education, nutrition, and wellness programs to address inactivity, obesity, diabetes, and substance abuse; Living Authentically - hands-on enrichment that relate to academics; Living Cooperatively - character education to improve social, civic, and personal skills; Living Enriched - arts education activities.
Program Director: Marsha Cook
Address: Post Office Box 354, Apache, Oklahoma 73006
Program Center: Apache Elementary School, Apache Middle School
Grade Levels Served: K-9
Project APACHE will provide students with time for homework supported by tutors and mentors; exciting technology tools that support and increase interest in curriculum studies; field trips around and away from Apache; virtual field trips that take students across the globe and into space; enrichment opportunities that include art, music, photography, guitar lessons, etc.; civic activities that teach citizenship and community responsibilities; and projects to support the community that are accomplished with the support of parents.
Project APACHE includes programming for parents and community members that includes technology, nutrition and first aid; areas that are vital to the health and welfare of Apache residents. This project also provides cost-free care for children before and afterschool and four weeks during the summer. Parents will be relieved to know their children are being well cared for and provided with activities that promote education; while at the same time knowing they are happy and having fun.
Program Director: Carrie Thomason
Address: Post Office Box 8, Indiahoma, Oklahoma 73552
Program Center: Indiahoma Elementary School, Indiahoma High School
Grade Levels Served: K-12
Indiahoma's 21st CCLC will be a safe (bully-free), supervised place for students to receive a snack, get assistance for their homework, and contribute to something greater than themselves. The 21st CCLC students will be taught, supervised and mentored by empathetic, excited adult staff, and will receive nutritious snacks as well as hands on instruction in core curriculum and physical exercise.
The Indiahoma students will gain much more than just 'standing by'; The Indiahoma's 21st CCLC, TA NATEME (Our Town) will motivate our students to become students who are 'standing for' the future. Our school library will have expanded library hours so that students can complete research during the after school classes. Also, we will have career readiness skills programs and curriculum for student to learn about borrowing money for business, developing business plans, and making items for sales to put back into the program. Students will be encouraged and rewarded for being on time, and will complete interest inventories and academic studies will be geared to the results of the students interest. Mentoring and job shadowing will occur so that the high risk students will be able to see the relevance between academics and their future.
Program Director: Michelle Stockton
Address: Post Office Box 630, Jay, Oklahoma 74346
Program Center: Jay Elementary School, Jay Middle School
Grade Levels Served: K-9
Jay Public Schools and Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware County - Jay Unit have partnered with the Cherokee Nation, Delaware County Extension - OSU, Northeastern State University, Chamber of Commerce, ROCMND Youth Services, and JayCAN to positively impact at-risk youth in the Jay community. Students targeted to participate in 21st CCLC activities include PreK-9th grades. The "J" Club 21st CCLC, through dedicated staff and partners, will provide the following services, 1. Provide out-of-school access to safe, quality activities for students focused on academic enrichment among all content areas and self-improvement through a morning "Breakfast Club," After-school Clubs, Freshmen Fridays, Summer Learning Academies, and a three-day Summer Freshmen Academy; 2. Provide healthy snacks to foster and promote nutrition and wellness; 3.Provide programs that promote and deliver effective substance abuse and anti-social behavior strategies, prevention and programs to promote healthy bodies, minds, and habits; 4. Provide programs that foster and promote service and leadership among youth and collaboration with community partners to benefit the overall community; 5. Provide programs that meet the individual needs of students through the services of a counselor and/or reading specialist; 6. Provide access to numerous resources, including extending library hours; and 7. Provide positive mentors (including peer mentors) to provide meaningful connections for students to the 21st CCLC and school.
Program Director: Kristy Birdsong
Address: 601 West McArthur, Madill, Oklahoma 73446
Program Center: Madill Elementary School
Grade Levels Served: K-8
Due to low reading and math scores on our OCCTs, Madill Elementary and the Madill School District are on Year One of Schools in Need of Improvement and have been identified by the SDE as a Focus School. After disaggregating our test scores, compiling data from a school and community needs assessment, and taking recommendations from our student, staff, parent and community school leadership improvement teams as well as a Community 21st grant meeting, the 21st Century Advisory Team has determined that offering before, after, and summer school programs will improve the academic achievement of our students by providing a safe, nurturing and structured environment for intensive remediation, tutoring, assistance with homework, and acceleration, as well as a plethora of activities for improving mental and physical health. Some of the specific services our learning center programs will provide are homework assistance, enrichment activities, technology education, family literacy and educational programs, counseling services, safety programs, career guidance and planning, numerous participation clubs, recreational activities, and a wellness program.
Program Director: Debra McConnell
Address: Post Office Box 10, Marble City, Oklahoma 74945
Program Center: Marble City School
Grade Levels Served: PreK-8
The Marble City Masters Classes 21st Century Community Learning Center will provide after school and summer school programs for at-risk students, families, and the community. The program will provide a menu of choices for students including: educational activities, health, social services, recreation, cultural programs, and parental activities. The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is the primary partner for the 21st Century Community Center.
Educational assistance will provide remediation, sustainment and enrichment for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. Assistance will be in the form of tutoring, homework assistance, basic skill development, computer-assisted instruction, activity-based learning, and computer technology. Educational activities to reinforce day school curriculum will be provided in all subject areas and library hours will be extended to encourage more opportunities for reading. Health issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, healthy eating habits and self-esteem will be a component of the program along with physical and wellness activities. Healthy snacks will be provided. Cultural programs, art, music, service learning, and civic education will allow students to grow into well-rounded citizens.
Program Director: James Lyons
Address: Post Office Box 80, Morris, Oklahoma 74445
Program Center: Morris Elementary and Morris Middle Schools
Grade Levels Served: PreK-9
Morris Motivates Students (MMS) is a 21st Century Community Center that provides students of Morris Public Schools with before school, after school, and summer school programs. This program is in association with community partners including the Okmulgee Wildlife Area, Okmulgee YMCA, OSU Extension Office, Morris State Bank, OSU IT, Creek Nation of Oklahoma, and Okmulgee County Youth Services. With so much support from local business and industry, this program will provide so much more than a traditional after school program. Students will be able to participate in an outdoor classroom; learn about careers and have job training opportunities; go on field trips; participate in outdoor experiments and art projects; learn the Creek language; participate in tutoring and homework services; and experience academic enrichment learning programs in all subject areas.
Parents will also have many opportunities through the program. Parents and community members alike can participate by volunteering to assist in program activities. Parents will be able to learn about career opportunities for their children, chaperone field trips, attend parenting classes, and enjoy evenings with their children at the center. Service-learning will be a key component of the program and will be regularly integrated into the program. The students and parents will be encouraged to participate together in these activities that will include: constructing habitat boxes and feeders for the wildlife area; build an outdoor classroom at the school; begin a recycling program; compost; and hold a local voter registration drive.
Program Director: Shane Boothe
Address:1000 South Broadway Street, Tipton, Oklahoma 73570
Program Center: Tipton Elementary School and Tipton High School
Grade Levels Served: PreK-12
Tipton Public Schools is teaming with Oklahoma State University Tillman County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and other community partners to provide extended learning and enrichment opportunities for students grades PreK-12 at two sites: Tipton Elementary School and Tipton High School. District resources, including the library, computer lab, and student issued laptops, will be extended to students during the Tiger Leader 21st CCLC. Students who attend the program will receive individualized homework help, tutoring, and mentoring. 21st CCLC staff and students will integrate the Leader in Me model for leadership and establishing a student mentor program. Students will participate in academic and enrichment activities aligned with the Oklahoma C3 Standards to be college, career, and citizen ready. Enrichment activities will be provided for reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, civics, health, fitness, and technology education. Specific services are planned for students with limited English proficiency and their family members. Counseling will be provided to meet the needs of at-risk youth. OSU Extension, local churches, and community-based volunteers will assist students with the planning and implementation of service learning projects. Parents and/or guardians will be invited to join their child during Family Nights to learn together, and they will participate in community service together.
Program Director: Charla Jackson
Address: Rural Route 1, Box1240, Warner, Oklahoma 74469
Grade Levels Served: PreK-12
Warner Public Schools, in collaboration with community partners, is proposing to serve an estimated 450 students (196 students with 30 days or more in the program) in grades PreK-12 through the Warner Eagles 21st Century Community Learning Center. With a focus on students identified as "high-risk," expected outcomes include: higher test scores in core learning areas, improved grades, increased parenting skills, increased technology skills, increased appreciation for the arts, improved health and fitness, and increased opportunities for service learning. Our primary partner, Connors State College, will assist us in meeting the needs of high-risk students by providing mentoring opportunities for students and also providing middle and high school students with "connection to college" opportunities. The 21st CCLC combines community resources and local, state, and federal resources resulting in a program which will be safe, supervised, and cost-effective. It will provide before-school, after-school, and summer services to youth and their families.
Program Director: Nancy Roberts
Address: Rural Route 1, Box 31, Goodwell, Oklahoma 73939
Program Center: Yarbrough School
Grade Levels Served: PreK-12
The PowerUp! 21st CCLC will include 176 days of out-of-school activities. Students will be offered extended learning opportunities before-school, after-school, and during the summer. Quality, research-based activities and strategies aligned to the Oklahoma C3 Standards will be provided to students and their families, including: 1) homework assistance, remediation, tutoring, and mentoring; 2) academic enrichment in reading/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies/civics, the arts, and technology; 3) healthy life skills, character education, and good nutrition and exercise; 4) service-learning; 5) specific services for LEP and migrant students; and 6) parent connection. Student voice and student choice will help the Advisory Committee and project staff in designing program activities. Each student participating in the PowerUp! 21st CCLC will receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack through the USDA program.