21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Details

Cohort 16 (2017-2022)


Program Director: Brenda Stephenson  
Program Address: 475751 State Highway 101, Muldrow, OK 74948-6520 
Program Center (Sites): Belfonte Elementary School and Bell Elementary School
Grades Served: PK - 8th and PK - 8th
Program Abstract:
This program will allow students to receive remediation, mentoring, homework assistance, and enhanced educational activities. Students will learn from many different activities including multicultural awareness, bullying awareness, and robotics.


Program Director: Robin Montgomery  
Program Address: 1684 JM Bailey Hwy., Eufaula, OK 74432
Program Center (Sites): Beacon Elementary School and Beacon Middle School
Grades Served: P3 - 5th and 6th - 8th
Program Abstract:
Project BEACON will offer: 1) remedial education and academic enrichment activities in reading/language arts, math, science, social studies, art and music, through tutoring, homework assistance, and computer-assisted instruction, including limited English proficient students; 2) integrated education, health, social service, recreational, and cultural programs; 3) physical education and wellness; 4) technology education; 5) drug/alcohol awareness and prevention programs and activities; 6) parent involvement and family literacy; and 7) expanded library hours.

Grand View

Program Director: Margaret Carlile
Program Address: 15481 N. Jarvis Rd., Tahlequah, OK 74464
Program Center (Sites): Grand View Elementary
Grades Served: PK - 8th
Program Abstract:
Grand View School, the Cherokee Nation, and community partners will initiate a student and community reform project called Do Your Best + that will put students on track for college and career success, beginning in their PreK years. The 21st Century Community Learning Center will address student needs through tutoring, mentoring, enrichment, support, research-based curricula, and highly-trained teachers. The program will be coordinated with a current Do Your Best youth community initiative that was implemented last year (in  2016). Unique components that will combine social-emotional learning, parent engagement, active learning, and inquiry-based learning will include Leader in Me training, reading remediation before and after school, STEM enrichment, family service events, and college and career preparation.


Program Director: Michelle Stockton      
Program Address: 821 N. Main St., Jay, OK 74346               
Program Center (Sites): Jay Elementary School and Jay Upper Elementary
Grades Served: PK - 3rd and 4th - 5th
Program Abstract:
The "J" Club 21st CCLC, through dedicated staff and partners, will provide our community and students with: -A safe out-of-school environment with quality activities designed to focus on the academic achievement, enrichment, and self-improvement of all participating students through a morning "Breakfast Club" After-school Clubs, and Summer Learning Academies; -Programs that deliver effective, research-based, substance abuse and anti-social behavior strategies and prevention; -Programs that offer healthy snacks and encourages healthy bodies, minds, habits and total wellness; -Programs that foster service learning opportunities for students and collaboration with community partners to promote leadership within the community; -Programs that meet the individual needs of students through the services of a counselor and/or reading specialist; and -Programs that provide positive adult and peer mentors to foster meaningful connections for students between the 21st CCLC and school.


Program Director: Lisa Carter     
Program Address: 26622 South 520 Road, Park Hill, OK 74451
Program Center (Sites): Keys Elementary School and Keys High School
Grades Served: K - 8th and 9th - 12th
Program Abstract:
The project will include targeted professional development for teachers, a network of partner agencies who will provide enrichment, and parent/student involvement in decision-making.


Program Director: Kim Paul         
Program Address: 706 N. 5th St., Ringling, OK 73456        
Program Center (Sites): Ringling Elementary and Ringling Junior High
Grades Served: EC - 6th and 7th - 8th
Program Abstract:
BDAT is a new 21st Century Community Learning Center that will meet the needs of students, families, and the community of Ringling, Oklahoma. The program will provide tutoring, mentoring, educational activities, physical fitness, drug and alcohol education, and cultural programs. This program will allow for students and parents to work together to achieve education goals. BDAT will meet the needs of students from Pre-Kindergarten through the Ninth Grade. Students will be able to receive remediation and enrichment activities that will assist in increasing student achievement in creative and innovative ways.


Program Director: Tanya Jones 
Program Address: 225 N. Water St., Tahlequah, OK 74464             
Program Center (Sites): Cherokee Elementary School and Briggs Public Schools
Grades Served: K - 5th and K - 8th
Program Abstract:
The purpose of the joint venture between Tahlequah and Briggs schools -- the TLC program - Briggs serves as a feeder school to Tahlequah, which makes the partnership vital. The learning centers will have remediation and homework help for students, as well as a component to expand parent literacy and other abilities in order to better help their children academically. Project-based learning will be used with programs such as Robotics, Science Fair experiments, gardening, and cooking. Special focus will be given to ELL, migrant, homeless, and students in poverty. Students will learn better and achieve more with these expanded experiences.

TOUCH Tulsa - at two new sites

Program Director: Kimberly Jackson        
Program Address: 1401 Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74127
Program Center (Sites): Chouteau Fine Arts Academy and Central Sr. High School
Grades Served: K - 6th and 9th - 12th
Program Abstract:
The Zone Academy addresses both the social & academic needs of students at Chouteau Fine Arts Academy & Central High School. Through our hands-on STEAM based curriculum & Interactive Learning Center, we enhance & continue daytime learning while improving both academic & non-academic outcomes for our students. Students have mentoring opportunities and homework help from both highly qualified staff & caring community volunteers. We provide Remedial education, drug/violence prevention, college & career readiness, service learning, physical wellness education, & project-based enrichment activities. SHINE, our social emotional learning component, is designed to prevent students from being truant, suspended, or expelled. Financial responsibility & stewardship is promoted through entrepreneurial education as students create, manage, & staff their very own startup business. We teach students to get in THEIR Zone, while helping families through TOUCH's social service & family support division.

Tulsa Debate League

Program Director: Michael Haskins          
Program Address: 4003 E. 52nd St., Tulsa, OK 74135
Program Center (Sites): Will Rogers Junior High School and Will Rogers High School
Grades Served: 7th - 8th and  9th - 12th
Program Abstract:
The mission of the Tulsa Debate League is to provide students in Title 1 schools with the opportunity to participate in debate programs that build the critical thinking, communication and literacy skills to succeed in college and career, and to become engaged citizens in our democracy. This 21st Century Community Learning Center will critical enhance thinking, literacy, and social and emotional learning through expanded access to debate, the fine arts, and math instruction, as well as wraparound services to enhance student well being and success. Students will make significant improvements in literacy and math achievement scores as measured by accepted benchmarks, as well as improved school engagement and attendance. The core program will feature daily debate practice and workshops, math intervention and enrichment time, as well as instruction in related disciplines such as speech and drama.

Tulsa Dream Center

Program Director: Tim Newton
Program Address: 200 W 46th St N, Tulsa, OK 74126
Program Center (Sites): William Penn Elementary School
Grades Served: PK - 6th
Program Abstract:
Tulsa Dream Center (TDC), working closely with a coalition of partners and the Administration of Penn Elementary School, will establish a 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program to serve the students and families of Penn Elementary. The After School Program will provide homework help and literacy tutoring to improve reading comprehension. It will also have a special emphasis on hands-on STEM lessons 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. Students will receive one-on-one guidance from certified teachers, volunteers and parents. Resources will be available to the entire family of students of Penn and will include literacy tutoring for adults in the family, instruction on the best methods to help students with their schoolwork and inclusive community-building opportunities.

Cohort 15 (2016-2021)

Caney Valley Public Schools

Program Director: Kacy Medlin
Program Address: PO Box 410, Ramona, OK 74061
Program Center: Caney Valley Elementary School and Osage Hills Elementary School
Grades Served: K-8
Program Abstract: 

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.


Canton Public Schools

Program Director: Sandy McNabb
Program Address: PO Box 639, Canton, OK 73724
Program Center: Canton Elementary School and Canton High School 
Grades Served: K-12
Program Abstract: 

The Canton TIGERS program 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 designed to 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, expanded library resources and house, and local businesses to assist the progression of all attendees toward success in college, career, and citizenship.


Cave Springs Public Schools

Program Director: Dr. Geary Brown
Program Address: PO Box 200, Bunch, OK 74931
Program Center: Cave Springs Elementary and Cave Springs High School
Grades Served: K-12
Program Abstract: 

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 succeed in college and career.


Colcord Public Schools

Program Director: J Robert Hampton
Program Address: PO Box 188, Colcord, OK 74338
Program Center: Colcord Elementary School and Colcord High School
Grades Served: PK-12
Program Abstract: 

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

Program Director: Shannon Browning
Program Address: 36591 State Highway 59B, Macomb, OK 74852
Program Center: Macomb Elementary School 
Grades Served: PK-8 
Program Abstract: 

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.


Miami Public Schools

Program Director: Keni Iverson
Program Address: 26 North Main, Miami, OK 74354
Program Center: Wilson Elementary School and Nichols Upper Elementary 
Grades Served: PK-5 
Program Abstract: 

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

Program Director: Katherine Sheridan
Program Address: PO Box 160, Oaks, OK 74359
Program Center: Oaks-Mission Elementary School and Oaks-Mission High School 
Grades Served: PK-12 
Program Abstract: 

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


Shawnee Public Schools

Program Director: Vickie Penson
Program Address: 326 N Union St., Shawnee, OK 74801
Program Center: Jefferson Elementary School and Horace Mann Elementary School 
Grades Served: 1-5 
Program Abstract: 

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

Program Director: Mechelle Johnson
Program Address: 36085 EW 1140, Seminole, OK  74868
Program Center: Strother Elementary School 
Grades Served: K-8 
Program Abstract: 

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 opportunities for parents and the community to be involved with events such as a literacy night and concerts.


Temple Public Schools

Program Director: Justin Smith
Program Address: PO Box 400, Temple, OK 73568
Program Center: Temple Elementary School 
Grades Served: K-8 
Program Abstract: 

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 Public Schools

Program Director: Hayden Roberts
Program Address: 8401 SW 44th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73179
Program Center: Winds West Elementary School and Bridgestone Intermediate Center 
Grades Served: 
Program Abstract: 

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.


Cohort 14 (2015-2020)

Cache Public Schools

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
Program Abstract:

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.

Crescent Public Schools

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
Program Abstract: 

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.

Hulbert Public Schools

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
Program Abstract:

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. 

Idabel Public Schools

Program Director: Linda DeBerry
Program Address: 200 Northeast Avenue C
Program Center: Central Elementary School and Idabel Middle School
Grades Served: 1-8
Program Abstract:

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. 

Keota Public Schools

Program Director: Twylah Morris
Program Address:  110 NE 6th Street, Keota, OK 74941
Program Center: Keota Elementary School
Grades Served: K - 8th Grade
Program Abstract:

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. 

Kingfisher Public Schools

Program Directors: Terry Willis and Lou Barrick
Program Address: 601 South 13th, Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750
Program Center: Kingfisher Middle School
Grades Served: 3-8
Program Abstract:

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. 

Minco Public Schools

Program Director: Mandy Parks
Program Address: 311 SW 6th, Minco, OK 73059
Program Center: Minco Elementary School
Grades Served: PK - 8
Program Abstract: 

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. 

Muskogee Public Schools

Program Director: Tammy Pierce
Program Address: 402 North S Street, Muskogee, OK 74941
Program Center: Alice Robertson Junior High School
Grades Served: 7th - 9th
Program Abstract:

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. 

Sand Springs Public Schools

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
Program Abstract:

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).

Stilwell Public Schools

Program Director: Dian Walker
Program Address: 1801 West Locust, Stilwell, OK 74960
Program Center: Stilwell Elementary, Stilwell Middle School
Grades Served: PK - 4, 5-8
Program Abstract:

The Stay and Learn 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 partners to the afterschool program will include Boys and Girls Club of Stilwell, Kiwanis Culb of Stilwell, OSU Extension Office, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Stilwell Police Department, Stilwell Fire Department and Arvest Bank. 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 areas and library hours will be extended to encourage more opportunities for reading. 

Westville Public Schools

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
Program Abstract:

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. 

Whitefield Public Schools

Program Director: Tara Buckmaster
Program Address: 107 South Redding, Whitefield, Oklahoma 74472
Program Center: Whitefield Elementary School
Grades Served: PreK-8
Program Abstract:

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. 

Youth at Heart

Program Director: Rodney Gray
Program Address: 6026 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa OK 74145
Program Center: Walt Whitman Elementary School
Grades Served: PK - 6th grades
Program Abstract: 

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.


Cohort 13 (2014-2019)

Anadarko Public Schools

Program Director: Connie Thompson
Address: 1400 S. Mission, Anadarko, OK 73005
Program Center: East Elementary and Mission Elementary
Grade Levels Served: 2nd - 5th
Program Abstract:
Tutoring, as well as enrichment activities such as music, art, and PE will also be provided. A homework club is open to all of the school population providing support for students who need extra help in any subject. Extended library and computer lab hours will be available for students.  Student and community volunteers, and partners will support our program by providing tutoring, enrichment activities, health and wellness programs, and mentors for our students.  Student performances and videos will help support parental involvement. Summer programs will provide enrichment and academic activities. 

Caney ISD

Program Director: Shonda Thomas
Address: 301 N. Cobb St., Caney, OK 74533
Program Center: Caney Elementary and Caney High School
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 12th
Program Abstract:
Caney 21st Century Project B.I.G. (Building Innovative Graduates) provides homework assistance and academic remediation in core subjects. Project B.I.G. offers enrichment activities that include: STEM-based experiences, career development, college preparation, life skills training, physical fitness, and character education. Financial planning, money management, and expanded library service hours will be offered to students, parents, and community members. Students will have many opportunities to participate in educational field trips as an extension of their learning. To tap into students' creativity, performing/visual arts and computer/ technology will be offered. In cooperation with project partners, students will participate in multiple service learning projects, including the "Going Green" recycling program with Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. "Go B.I.G.!" 

Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools

Program Director: Donald Pullen
Address: 521 N. McCracken, Chouteau, OK 74337
Program Center: Chouteau-Mazie Middle School and Chouteau Elementary School
Grade Levels Served: 3rd - 8th
Program Abstract:
Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools are providing high quality afterschool programming including: Power Hour-homework, tutoring and mentoring, directive reading and math tutoring based on skill needs, enrichment activities including reading, math, science, social studies, civics, health/wellness, physical fitness, technology, the arts and life skills, counseling and graduation coaching. 

Crooked Oak Public Schools

Program Director: Laura Knight
Address: 1450 S. Eastern, Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Program Center: Central Oak Elementary and Crooked Oak Middle School
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 8th
Program Abstract:
Crooked Oak Public Schools has created Project STREAM (Success Through Responsive Enrichment and Academic Mentoring) to provide high-quality out-of-school educational enrichment to students in grades PK-12. Project STREAM will focus on the health & well being of all attendees by offering enrichment opportunities in all core content areas, ELL programing, field trips, cultural activities, physical activity, mentoring, entrepreneurship, & technology related programming during the regular school year and the summer. Project STREAM will provide community programming including ELL & literacy courses, parenting workshops, targeting parents of birth to 5 yrs., programs addressing healthy and fit lifestyles.

El Reno Public Schools

Program Director: Brooke Robertson and Kristy Ehlers
Address: 100 S. Bickford, El Reno, OK 73036
Program Center: Lincoln Elementary School and Roblyer Middle School
Grade Levels Served: 3rd - 7th
Program Abstract:
Project STEAMER (Success Through Education, Arts, Multimedia, Enrichment, & Recreation) provides access to safe, age appropriate facilities, educated staff and assistants computer labs, library facilities, virtual and live field trips, age appropriate educational curriculum, and parental involvement. Instructional methods include group lessons, peer tutoring, computer-assisted instruction, writing across the curriculum, arts and culture, and physical activity. Career exploration activities will be embedded in many activities where students develop strong communication, self-esteem, accountability, and leadership skills.

Haileyville Public Schools

Program Director: Margaret Giles
Address: 3rd Street, Haileyville, OK 74546
Program Center: Haileyville Elementary and High Schools
Grade Levels Served: Kindergarten - 12th
Program Abstract:
Haileyville Public Schools and several area partners will initiate a 21st Century Community Learning Center to meet the academic, wellness, safety, and civic needs of its 388 K-12 students. The district will have four main goals for the program: 1) improve student academic achievement and confidence in academic pursuits; 2) ensure student well-being and appreciation of healthy living; 3) enhance student leadership and parent involvement; 4) build a program that works seamlessly with regular school efforts to help at-risk students; and 5) remove the school from the list of state Priority Schools. As part of the Promise Zone Initiative of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, this project will also: 1) improve student skills for tomorrow's jobs, through "more rigorous summer and after-school programs," and 2) "bolster early literacy and parent support programs." 

Hominy Public Schools

Program Director: Susan Pogue
Address: 200 S. Pettit, Hominy, OK 74035
Program Center: Horace Mann Elementary and Hominy Middle School
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 8th
Program Abstract:
Bucks Club program has several key elements. Students in Hominy are underprivileged and need assistance with academics, physical and social needs. The students in Hominy need a safe environment to complete homework and study with adult supervision. Another element is to provide students social skills, while exploring and growing in different areas such as music, art, science, math, reading, and technology. Character building is to be improved through Character First, adult examples, and group activities, such as cooking, choir, biking, archery, news team, games, and many other activities designed within the program that support building good character. Knowledge and skills in healthy choices and lifelong physical and mental activities is another element that is important for these students. Involving parents in volunteering, participating in Student/Parent Activities, attending conferences, student performances, and student activities. 

Justice Public School

Program Director: Ginger Bryan
Address: 36507 EW 1310, Wewoka, OK 74884
Program Center: Justice Elementary School
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 8th
Program Abstract:
Justice School District's 21st CCLC Program, "Academic Readiness for Reinforcing Our Warriors" (ARROW) will implement a 21st Century Community Learning Center to address identified needs of students and community. The ARROW Program will provide high-quality enrichment activities that will include active hands-on learning projects including STEM & STEAM, nutrition, music, arts, culture, health, recreation, and technology. Justice has secured eight partners to provide resources for improving educational and health issues for students and community members. Partners include Seminole Indian Health Service, Seminole County OSU Extension Office, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Seminole State College, Seminole Indian Nation, First National Bank, Security Bank of Wewoka, and TS&H Screen Printing. 

Kinta Public Schools

Program Director: Stephanie Joyner
Address: State HWY 2, Kinta, OK 74552
Program Center: Kinta Elementary School
Grade Levels Served: Kindergarten - 8th

Program Abstract:
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 parental improvement in student learning, leadership training for students, and development of civic activities.

 Return to Top of Page

North Rock Creek School

Program Director: Amber Rosser
Address: 42400 Garrett's Lake Road, Shawnee, OK 74804
Program Center: North Rock Creek Public School and White Rock Public School
Grade Levels Served: 1st - 8th
Program Abstract:
North Rock Creek Public School is partnering with White Rock Public School, Gordon Cooper Technology Center (Primary Partner) and numerous community partners to establish the Kids' ROCK 21st CCLC to provide out-of-school services for students in 1st - 8th grades. Students will have access to homework help, tutoring, and remediation as well as multi-day, project-based interdisciplinary units aligned to Oklahoma Academic Standards. Programming will be offered for reading/language arts; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); social studies; arts and music; nutrition/health; life skills; counseling; and bullying/substance abuse prevention. Activities for families include literacy, technology, and service-learning. The 21st CCLC will provide student access to caring, positive staff and volunteers to foster students' lifelong success.

Pittsburg Public Schools

Program Director: Lyndi Church
Address: 200 West Grand Ave., Pittsburg, OK 74560
Program Center: Pittsburg Elementary and High Schools
Grade Levels Served: Kindergarten - 12th
Program Abstract:
Through Pittsburg's 21st CCLC, students will be provided a safe place to stay. While at the site, students will receive assistance and tutoring, and participate in solid learning activities. The instruction will be delivered either in small groups or one-on-one. Education will be provided through peer tutoring, computer-based instruction, hands-on activities, writing assignments that span the curriculum, and field trips.

The University of Tulsa

Program Director: Michael Mills
Address: 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104
Program Center: Kendall Whittier Elementary School
Grade Levels Served: Kindergarten - 6th
Program Abstract:
The University of Tulsa's True Blue Neighbors aspires to build a better community and university through service. This project will allow the TBN Youth Mentoring Program to provide equitable educational resources for youth in the Kendall-Whittier Neighborhood of Tulsa. Objectives include: enhancing literacy achievement, access to healthy nutrition and community gardening, developing positive social skills to build a better citizen. TBNYMP will offer free after school programming for 140 students at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School in Tulsa.  District aligned literacy curricula and core academic content areas will complement vibrant community partnerships supporting healthy snacks/complete dinners served daily, activities in community gardening, fine arts instruction and character education. The program will also emphasize volunteer-mentor relationships by integrating TU faculty, staff and students into the culture and program design.

Urban League of Greater OKC

Program Director: Violet Ford
Address: 1301 NE 101st St., Oklahoma City, OK 73131
Program Center: Centennial Middle and High Schools
Grade Levels Served: 7th - 9th
Program Abstract:
The Oklahoma Centennial (OC) PEAK program will take a proactive approach to addressing the student deficiencies through activities, partnership, and resources necessary to expand the academic enrichment, life skills and support for OC students beyond the regular school day. The program will provide the necessary academic remediation and social intervention, which are different from the highly structured regular school day learning environment. The program will include an integration of activities, which are designed to develop academic, social, physical, and emotional skills, and opportunities to explore and develop new hobbies, skills, and interests. The UL student focused approach that is community based, culturally relevant, individualized, strength based. The PEAK wraparound service plans will address multiple life domains across home, school, and community, including living environment; basic needs; safety; social, emotional, educational, and cultural needs.

  Cohort 12 (2013-2018)

Allen Bowden Schools

Program Director: Amy Karnes
Address: 7049 Frankoma Road, Tulsa, OK 74131
Program Center: Allen Bowden School
Grade Levels Served: Pre K - 5th
Program Abstract: 
Beginning in fall 2013, Allen Bowden Elementary School will conduct a program that will offer academic enrichment, one-on-one encouragement, and a method for each participant to achieve excellence in the classroom and in life situations. The center will serve all Allen Bowden students from age 3 to 14. It will also offer education and involvement to parents and area residents. The Enrichment, Encouragement, Excellence project will operate each morning from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m., each afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., one weekend a month, and during four days a week in the summer. This project will: 1) increase academic performance of every student, 2) incorporate high quality teacher development, 3) increase the ability of each student to lead a healthy lifestyle, 4) provide a safe environment for children after school, 5) enhance appreciation of community service, and 6) create a system of sustainability so that the project will continue without state aid.

Beggs Public School - ALPHA

Program Director: Sue Spahn
Address: 1201 West 9th, Beggs, OK 74421
Program Center: Beggs Elementary and Beggs Middle School
Grade Levels Served: 1st - 12th 
Program Abstract:
Beggs Public School District, primary partner OSU Extension Center - Okmulgee and numerous community partners will collaborate to provide the ALPHA (Afterschool Learning Program with a HA! for Fun) 21st CCLC. The program will serve 290 full-time students (380 total) in grades 1st - 12th. ALPHA will provide 165 hours before school, 216 hours after school, and 77 hours during the summer program incorporating research-based activities that include homework help, tutoring, enrichment, and Oklahoma C3Academic Standard aligned learning activities in both core subject areas (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) and non-core subject areas (nutrition and health, art, music, and technology). ALPHA will extend learning activities to families such as literacy, library, technology, and service learning. The 21st CCLC will be staffed with caring, relationship-building staff willing to encourage students to learn, grow, and develop into well-rounded, educated citizens.

Coalgate Public Schools

Program Director: Lisa Girten
Address: 2 West Cedar, Coalgate, OK 74538
Program Center: Emmerson Elementary School
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 6th
Program Abstract: 
Coalgate's Emerson Elementary learning center will target 205 at-risk and low performing students in PK-6, but will serve all 359 students who choose to participate.The goals of the project mirror the state and national goals. Strategies include 1) an aggressive attempt to reverse unhealthy conditions that are at the root of poor performance, 2) scientifically research-based curricula infused with consequential enrichment, 3) tutoring, mentoring, and homework help, and 4) community outreach that serves both families and children. Expected outcomes are improved academic performance and healthier behaviors, increased teacher competencies, greater parental participation, and client satisfaction.

Fort Cobb-Broxton School District

Program Director: Natalie Lierle
Address: 407 North 6th, Fort Cobb, OK 73038
Program Center: Fort Cobb-Broxton Elementary School and Fort Cobb-Broxton Middle School
Grade Levels Served:
Program Abstract: 
The program, "Accelerate Academic Achievement" (A3) will provide a safe place and exciting programming for before and after school, and 4 weeks during summer vacation to raise student achievement in all areas of the curriculum with an emphasis on reading and math.   

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.  

Hartshorne Public Schools

Program Director: Jennifer Hunt
Address: 520 South 5th Street, Hartshorne, OK 74547
Program Center: Hartshorne Elementary
Grade Levels Served: K - 12th
Program Abstract: 
In 2012, Hartshorne Public Schools and Jones Academy will transform the way K-12 students learn through a project called The World Outside Our Walls. It will be unique from traditional learning in the following ways: 1) It will use inquiry-based learning in all subject areas; 2) it will use Oklahoma Academic Standard-based learning in all subject areas; 3) it will be specialized in regards to the heritage of all students, particularly the students who are integrating from the K-6 Native American boarding school; and 4) it will allow teachers to use professional development to augment their content delivery.Hartshorne's Advisory Committee believes that it has constructed a program that will use transformation to help students overcome obstacles. This will be accomplished through intense tutoring and mentoring sessions, enrichment activities with the help of community partners, solid professional development, service learning activities, and activities aimed at helping at-risk students. 

Lane Elementary School

Program Director: Sharon Holcomb
Address: 601 West McGee Creek Road, Lane, OK 74555
Program Center:
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 8th
Program Abstract: 
This program will include enrichment activities that will stimulate students' minds and increase their proficiency in core subject areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, music, and art. Innovative activities such as a mobile greenhouse will entice and interest students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. A special emphasis will be placed on activities that enhance student knowledge and appreciation of wellness activities and community service. The activities will use qualified partner agencies, research-based and research-proven curriculum, trained certified staff, and tutors, mentors, and role models of all ages.  

Muldrow School

Program Director: Clifta Fugett
Address: 715 West Shawntel Smith Boulevard, Muldrow, OK 74948
Program Center: Muldrow Elementary School and Muldrow Middle School
Grade Levels Served:
Program Abstract: 
The PAWS Program will be a successful program with the key partners to provide activities and services that the district cannot provide.  The Muldrow Administration and the Advisory Committee is committed to having a successful program by providing transportation home from the after-school program, and to and from school for the summer centers.  The goals of the PAWS program are the five goals suggested by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Peavine Elementary School

Program Director: Johnny Hensley
Address: 77943 HWY 59 North, Stilwell, OK 74960
Program Center:
Grade Levels Served: K - 8th
Program Abstract:
The Peavine Paths to Success project will use local and area entities to meet academic, behavioral, mental health, and career-based goals for at least 99 K-8 students. More than 70% of regularly attending students will score "proficient" or higher on the state CRT reading and mathematics tests. Each year, the percentage of "at-risk" students who score "proficient" or higher on state CRT reading and mathematics tests will increase by 5 percentage points. Student participants in the program will meet yearly benchmarks in social and emotional competency, increased skills in work habits, and in academic efficacy. "At-risk" students will receive individualized tutoring and counseling based on RTI tenets that will improve student performance in the classroom and on tests. Partner agencies will offer extended day enrichment activities that will expand student understanding of reading, literacy, mathematics, science, nutrition, health, art, music, and technology.  

Poteau Public Schools

Program Director: Tammy England
Address: 100 Mockingbird Lane, Poteau, OK 74953
Program Center: Poteau Elementary School and Poteau High School
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 12th
Program Abstract: 
Poteau Public School partnered with the Poteau Boys and Girls Club to operate the FACES 21st CCLC.  The goal of the project is to increase educational achievement; social and emotional skills; nutrition, health habits and fitness among our students and families.  High-quality academic enrichment in core content areas will be delivered through project-based activities, engaging students in hands-on learning to expands learning from the regular school day.  The B & G Club serves as the primary partner. The opportunity to participate will be open to all students in the District. Students and parents will have opportunities to learn together-family literacy, parenting classes, and community service.  

Santa Fe South Elementary Charter

Program Director: Amanda Boyd
Address: 301 SE 38th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Program Center: Santa Fe South Elementary Charter School
Grade Levels Served:
Program Abstract: 
The program goals of the Santa Fe South Boys & Girls Club are to improve both academic and non-academic outcomes for regularly attending participants; promote a physically and emotionally safe place to attend and continual instruction to promote healthy bodies, minds, and habits; provide opportunities for parents and students to learn and connect with their community together; and build organizational capacity to deliver high-quality programming to all participants attending 21st CCLC programming. 

Shady Point Public Schools

Program Director: Angel Morrison
Address: 22838 Wheelus Street, Shady Point, OK 74956
Program Center:
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 8th
Program Abstract: 
Shady Point -- a K-8 school in the impoverished area of far eastern Oklahoma - have joined forces will partner agencies to STEM the tide of academic failure and negative life situations in their students through a comprehensive after-school and summer program that targets students' Safety, Technology, Enrichment, Momentum. The STEM acronym has the added meaning of science, technology, engineering, and math - four crucial areas of learning for a student's success and part of many of this program's efforts. These four emphases will help create students and graduates who practice personal well-being, master technology tools, understand real-world applications or core concepts, and have plans for success after graduation. Ultimately, the effect of the four emphases will be academic success. Each student will improve by at least 20 percent from the previous year in the classroom - specifically in STEM subjects - and on state standardized tests.  

Stratford Public Schools

Program Director: Laticia Vacca
Address: 241 North Oak, Stratford, OK 74872
Program Center:
Grade Levels Served: Pre-K - 12th
Program Abstract: 
The academic enrichment programs offered in Stratford's learning centers will be designed to provide remedial education activities to students who are currently under-performing or who may be at risk of not maximizing their potential for academic achievement. Staff will use scientifically proven curricula for both core academics and for enrichment methodology that is shown to increase student achievement and modify behaviors through authentic activities.

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. 

T.O.U.C.H. Tulsa

Program Director: K.J. and Kimberly Jackson
Address: 1401 West Charles Page Boulevard, Tulsa, OK 74127
Program Center: Mark Twain Elementary School and Central Junior High School
Grade Levels Served: K - 8th
Program Abstract: 
The Zone 21stCCLC program addresses both the social & academic needs at Mark Twain ES & Central Jr. High. Our highly integrated hands-on STEM based curriculum provides academic enrichment to enhance daytime learning & improve both academic & non-academic outcomes for all students. Students have mentoring opportunities, as well as homework help, from both highly qualified staff & caring community volunteers. Remedial education, drug/violence prevention, service learning, physical wellness education, & STEM education are all incorporated into the Zone. SHINE, a Music/Arts character building program, is designed to prevent students from being truant, suspended, or expelled. Financial responsibility & stewardship is promoted as part of our entrepreneurial education. Students create, manage, & staff their very own startup business. The Zone also services the entire family through adult education classes, family resource help through TOUCH's social services, & family literacy/fun events. 

Return to Top of Page

Last updated on September 13, 2018