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21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Details


Cohort 19 (2021-2026)

Atoka Public Schools

Program Director: Crystal Cathey
Program Address: PO Box 720, Atoka, OK 74525-3436
Program Center (Sites): Atoka Elementary
Grades Served: PreK-5th
Program Abstract:
 
Atoka Public Schools has established Project SAFE: Staying After for Excellence as a proposed 21st Century Community Learning Center. Atoka administrators started the program out of necessity - they were concerned about student academic performance and wanted to devise a program that addressed that problem. In the past year, a project advisory committee has been formed to implement a program that would take Project SAFE to the next level. The 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 aviation enrichment and STEM camps will entice and interest students from pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. A special emphasis will be placed on activities that enhance students' critical thinking skills and appreciation of wellness activities and community service.
 

Cave Springs Public Schools

Program Director: 
Program Address: PO Box 200, Bunch, OK. 74931
Program Center (Sites): Cave Springs Elementary and Cave Springs High School
Grades Served: K-12th
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 158 students - 100% of whom qualify for Free and Reduced Lunches - will be served by the project. 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.
 

Checotah Public Schools

Program Director: Tiffany Hurt & Debbie Smith
Program Address: PO Box 289, Checotah, OK  74426
Program Center (Sites): Checotah Middle School and Checotah High School
Grades Served: 6th - 12th 
Program Abstract:
 
Checotah Public Schools, primary partner Indian Capital Technology Center, and additional partners will collaborate to implement the Checotah 21st CCLC to serve 150 full time students (30+ days) in 6th through 12th grade through a before school program (135 days; M-F; 6:55 - 7:55 AM), an afterschool program (100 days; M-TH;3:10 - 5:30 PM), and a summer program (28 days; M-TH; 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM). The focus of the 21st CCLC is to help MS and HS students increase academic achievement and college and career readiness. The program will include homework help, tutoring, and academic and enrichment activities. A family engagement coordinator will collaborate with families to provide learning opportunities and literacy training tailored to family needs. The 21st CCLC will be staffed with caring, positive role models who are excited to work with youth, help them explore career pathways, and build towards their future.
 

Hartshorne Public Schools

Program Director: 
Program Address: 520 S 5th Street, Hartshorne, OK 74547
Program Center (Sites): Hartshorne Elementary and Hartshorne Middle School
Grades Served:  K - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Hartshorne Public Schools will transform the way K-9 students learn through a project called MELLO - Miners Extended Learning and Leadership Opportunities. 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 be specialized in regards to the heritage of all students; and 3) it will allow teachers to use professional development to augment their content delivery. This will be accomplished through tutoring sessions,enrichment activities with community partners, professional development, service-learning activities, and activities aimed at helping at-risk students. A major goal of the project is to remove Hartshorne Elementary from the Oklahoma list of schools in need of Comprehensive Support and Improvement.
 

Hominy Public Schools

Program Director: Allison Clark
Program Address: 200 S. Pettit Avenue, Hominy, OK. 74035
Program Center (Sites): Hominy Elementary School and Hominy Middle School
Grades Served: PK - 8th 
Program Abstract:
 
The Bucks Club/Pride Time afterschool and summer program offers PreK-8th graders homework time and enrichment opportunities. Administrators and staff will target students and contact parents/grandparents to improve math and reading scores and to assist in academic growth. Activities include reading, math, science,arts, health, sports, technology/engineering, coding, character development, safety education, and Osage culture. Library hours will be extended regularly for parent training, counseling, and to obtain needed resources and support. Included will be parent/student book club, computer training, guest speakers, and student/parent involvement nights. Students will be introduced to the Hominy City Library with on-site reading visits. The Osage Nation Education Department, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, Grand Lake Mental Health, and the City of Hominy will provide programs, training, assistance and resources which will benefit the students,parents, and the community.
 

Kingfisher Public Schools

Program Director: Terry Willis & Sheila Redwine
Program Address: 602 West Chisholm Dr, Kingfisher, OK  73750
Program Center (Sites): Heritage Elementary School and Kingfisher Middle School
Grades Served: 4th - 6th
Program Abstract:
 
Kingfisher Schools is applying for a 21st CCLC grant to continue the before school, afterschool, and summer program for the students and family members attending the upper elementary and middle schools. The mission of STARS (Students Together Achieve Remarkable Success) is to create holistic enriching learning opportunities that align with school-day learning, utilize project-based learning, and explore new skills and knowledge. STARS will be the catalyst to assist in closing the achievement gap with a long-range goal of increasing at risk students academic performance. The focus is the whole child through high-quality math and reading tutoring and enrichment projects in STEM, social-emotional learning, college/career exploration, healthy lifestyles, art, music, character education, counseling, and drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention programs. Focus of family services include literacy, math/reading game night, early college-career exploration, financial literacy, and STEM.
 

Lukfata Public Schools

Program Director: Jeanne Pollard
Program Address:  1685 Old Broken Bos Hwy, Broken Bow, OK. 74728
Program Center (Sites): Lukfata Public School
Grades Served: K-8th
Program Abstract:
 
The Lukfata Lift Off 21st Century Community Learning Center will address student needs by a variety of methods: Skill Lift - students will learn a variety of academic and non-academic skills, Career Lift - students will realize the promise of a bright future through enrichment, Creative Lift - students will learn through innovative methods, Wellness Lift - each day will include wellness activities, Brain Lift - students will be encouraged to own their involvement by coming up with plans, Teamwork Lift - all stakeholders will work together to provide a quality program.The Lift Off program will provide all attendees with tutoring and enrichment with the help of project partners. Components will build self-esteem, leadership skills, and coping skills for students. The outcomes will improve student performance in the classroom and on state tests, highly qualified teachers, and a community-based system of support for K-8 students.
 

Macomb Public Schools

Program Director: Shannon Browning
Program Address: 36591 State Highway 59 B, Macomb, OK  74852
Program Center (Sites): Macomb Elementary School
Grades Served: PK - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Macomb Public Schools and our primary partner, Pioneer Library System, 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 CCLC will provide programming afterschool (130 days) and during the summer (40 days). Students will have voice/choice in learning opportunities that are current, relevant, and diversified. Through theme-based clubs, students will engage in multi-session, inquiry-based, and project-based learning incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math(STEAM), literacy, tutoring, homework help, entrepreneurship, music, physical activity, service-learning, mentoring, character education, and college & career readiness. Family engagement will be a shared responsibility among staff. Families will be engaged through fall/spring web meetings, monthly phone calls, and educational opportunities.
 

Maud Public Schools

Program Director: Janet Turner & Morgan White
Program Address: PO Box 130, Maud, OK 74854
Program Center (Sites): Maud Elementary
Grades Served: PK - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Maud Public School, Pottawatomie County OSU Extension, other community partners, and the 21st CCLC Advisory Committee have teamed together to create an extended day/out of school program. M.A.P.S. to the Tigers' Den is a 21st CCLC program to help high poverty, at risk students in grades PK-8 find their way by being Mentored, by being supported Academically, by having Positive experiences, and by having a Student centered place. Activities are student driven incorporating core academic areas, such as; reading and literacy, math, science, social studies, and enrichment activities, such as; nutrition, art, music, technology, social and emotional learning. In order to meet the needs of working parents, M.A.P.S. will operate before and after school for 140 days and in the summer for 40 days. Family involvement is invited and encouraged. There will be family engagement and literacy opportunities.

 

Miami Public Schools

Program Director: Courtney Yunt
Program Address: 26 North Main, Miami, OK  74354
Program Center (Sites): Roosevelt Elementary and Washington Elementary
Grades Served: 1st - 3rd
Program Abstract:
 
The program will hold after school and summer sessions for approximately 300 children in first through third grades, targeting low performing and/or low income students. Students will be encouraged to meet their GOALS (Growing Our Academic & Leadership Skills) through remediation, exploration and enrichment. All GOALS programming will be hands on, providing an active learning atmosphere. Language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music and STEM sessions will be developed collaboratively by classroom teachers and after school staff in an effort to supplement and support school day instruction. Community partners will present lessons in character education, nutrition and health, technology and Native culture. Parents will be engaged through a series of interactive virtual and face-to-face events to strengthen school, GOALS and family relationships. The parent series will include topics such as nutrition, meal planning, couponing, financial literacy and adult mental health.
 

Minco Public Schools

Program Director: Keri Bodley
Program Address: PO Box 428, Minco, OK. 73059
Program Center (Sites): Minco Elementary School and Minco Middle School
Grades Served:  PK - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
To help students - specifically "at-risk" children -- overcome barriers to academic success, Minco has created Minds in More Motion, an innovative 21st CCLC project model centered on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). This project builds upon the success of the previous 21st CCLC and will focus on students in grades PreK through 8th grade. Using certified teachers and trained staff, the program will implement a hands-on center 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 robotics, 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.
 

Sand Springs Public Schools

Program Director: Jamie Conrad
Program Address: 11 W. Broadway, Sand Springs, OK  74063
Program Center (Sites): Northwoods Fine Arts Academey and Garfield Elementary School
Grades Served: K - 5th
Program Abstract:
 
The Sand Springs Public School District, along with its partners and Advisory Committee, propose the program "Full STEAM Ahead", based on a figure of speech meaning continuously moving forward with full force. We will play on the words STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) which will be featured throughout the program, incorporating literacy. The main goal of Full STEAM Ahead is to prepare K-5 economically-disadvantaged students for full and successful participation in 21st Century society. Servicing our two highest poverty schools, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy and Garfield Elementary School, we will provide high quality learning opportunities and community engagement to approximately 250 children and their families through: 1.) 16-day summer in-person and virtual program known as Project Summer Spirit (PSS); 2.) 30-week after school in-person and virtual program known as Full STEAM Ahead (FSA). Programs will be adjusted in the event of distance learning.
 

Shawnee Public Schools

Program Director: Vickie Penson
Program Address: 326 N Union, Shawnee, OK  74801
Program Center (Sites): Horace Mann Elementary and Jefferson Elementary
Grades Served: 1st - 5th 
Program Abstract:
 
SPS Kids Club partners school, home, and community in an effort to extend learning opportunities beyond the regular school day and summers for at risk children.SPS Kids Club will serve Jefferson and Horace Mann and offer children in grades 1-5 a safe afterschool environment and/or virtual learning as well as snacks, academic assistance, STEM enrichment, student choice clubs, leadership clubs, field trips, and community service from 2:45-5:30 after school and in June from 8-12 M-Th and a Sports and Arts Camp from 12-5 M-Th, 8-5 Friday. This program is an investment in the future for Shawnee students, giving children engaging research-based learning activities, parental support and guidance and activities aligned with Oklahoma State Standards. Parents will be offered educational activities and skill areas identified by surveys and provided training to assist their children in a safe and enriching learning environment. Staff will be trained in best practices to meet the program goals.
 

Springer Public Schools

Program Director: Dana McCaleb
Program Address: 16624 US Hwy 77, Springer, OK  73458
Program Center (Sites): Springer Elementary
Grades Served: PK - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
The Springer Full STEAM Ahead project will provide afterschool care and summer programs to students with the primary goals of: 1.) Engagement in experiential learning projects that allow hands-on in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics 2.) Inclusion of all students in Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade 3.) Parental Involvement and Family Literacy 4.) Educational experiences for remediation as well as advanced coursework 5.) Nutritional and Physical Activities for students 6.) Educational field trips to STEAM careers and 7.) Drug and Violence prevention programs.The goals established are based on the needs assessment of Springer Schools. The programs and activities used will be research based with evidence to support implementation. All curriculum will be aligned with Oklahoma Academic Standards and a program evaluation will be used to determine effectiveness with modification as needed. Individual students will be evaluated with pre and post scores.
 

Stigler Public Schools

Program Director: Michelle Moore
Program Address: 309 NW "E" Street, Stigler, OK 74462
Program Center (Sites): Stigler Elementary School
Grades Served: K - 4th
Program Abstract:
 
The 21st CCLC Stigler Panther Academic Readiness & Character Club (SPARC) will provide before and after school programs for at-risk students, families, and the community. The program will be available for grades PreK - 4th grade each day of the school year and 6 weeks during the summer and will include programming for students and families. Academic assistance will include homework help, tutoring, active learning, computer assisted instruction, and computer technology. The program also includes enrichment activities including, Social/Emotional/Leadership Skills, STEM Programs, Music/Fine Arts, Literacy Program, and PhysicalFitness/Health. Partners for the program include OSU Extension Office, Stigler Library, City of Stigler, Health & Wellness Center, Kiamichi Technology Center, and the Choctaw Nation. Educational activities to reinforce the school day curriculum will be provided in all subject areas and the library and computer lab hours will be extended for students and families.
 

T.O.U.C.H

Program Director: Kimberly Jackson
Program Address: 1401 Charles Page Blvd., Tulsa, OK  74127
Program Center (Sites):  KIPP Tulsa College Prep and KIPP Tulsa University Prep
Grades Served: 5th - 12th
Program Abstract:
 
TheZone is the flagship expanded learning program of Tulsans Operating in Unity Creating Hope (TOUCH). As a seasoned 21st Century Community Learning Center, TheZone uses some of the most innovative and immersive technology of today to engage its students. We work diligently to support day school teachers by providing students with academic enrichment, homework help, college & career path empowerment, life skills, and the social and emotional skills in our students. These skills help to make our students more successful both academically and socially. From the Fine Arts to Technology, students can explore and are free to dream as they learn how lessons from the school day propels them towards their future. At TheZone we work hard to ensure that our students are ready for school, ready for work, and ready for life!
 

Union Public Schools

Program Director: Sherri Fair & Rita Long
Program Address: 8506 E 61st St, Tulsa, OK 74133
Program Center (Sites): Ellen Ochoa Elementary School
Grades Served: 1st - 5th
Program Abstract:
 
Union Public Schools is applying for a 21st CCLC site at Ellen Ochoa Elementary School, with primary partner Church 3434. The focus of Project Village is to provide out-of-school time programming designed to engage, connect, and excite! Ochoa has established a rubric to identify and target fifty (50) of the most at-risk students at each grade level, 1st through 5th grade. Project Village will provide an afterschool program (Monday - Friday) with unique academic and enrichment opportunities where every student will be provided snack and dinner and have access to district bus transportation. It will also provide a two-week summer program in July (Monday - Thursday) to reduce summer learning loss. Family and Community Engagement will include a home visit for each student (in the family's native language), specific services for family members, and family and community engagement activities such as Community/Comunidad: Project Village Showcase & Celebration of Culture and much more!
 

Varnum Public Schools

Program Director: 
Program Address: 11929 NS 3550, Seminole, OK 74868
Program Center (Sites): Varnum Elementary 
Grades Served: PK - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Varnum Public Schools and its primary partner, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, along with numerous partners/Advisory Board have collaborated on a youth program that includes mentoring, counseling services and parent/family engagement outcomes. All classes will be 5 days/week. Before school program will provide homework/tutoring assistance (154 days) Afterschool program will provide access to activities not offered during the school day. (154 days) Fun, educational, enrichment activities may include robotics, cooking/nutrition, art, music, foreign language, sewing, woodworking, fitness/yoga, and archery. Summer school will be a 6 week program.(30 days) A family component will provide opportunities for monthly family engagement and educational classes in financial planning, computers, domestic violence and parenting classes. Youth will develop increased academic skills, personal skills and social skills in a safe, secured environment with guidance from caring teachers and supportive staff.
 

Westville Public Schools

Program Director: Yvonne Cummings
Program Address: 500 W. Chincapin, Westville, OK  74965
Program Center (Sites): Westville Elementary School
Grades Served: PK - 6th
Program Abstract:
 
Westville Elementary School, PK-6th, will partner with the OSU extension office to operate a 21st CCLC Program. The goal of the program is to increase academic achievement for students who are facing challenges of meeting academic standards. The program will provide tutoring in all core academic areas, remediation for students who aren't meeting grade level expectations, mentoring, enrichment programs that promote wellness in the whole child. The program will offer health, safety, cultural, technology and youth development. The program will offer families extended library hours, parenting classes, literacy and math classes, opportunities for families to receive a GED and using the college start guide to assist parents/students with career exploration. Safety programs which include drug and violence prevention programs will be offered to students and families on a quarterly basis. Counseling will be offered for individual students/parents based on needs andsurveys.
 

Zion Public School

Program Director: Kristin Fourkiller
Program Address: 470658 E. 850 Rd., Stilwell, OK  74960
Program Center (Sites): Zion Public School
Grades Served: K - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Zion will use beyond school hours to operate ZEAL - Zion's Enriching Active Learning. ZEAL will support students in achievement of well-being and Oklahoma's rigorous academic standards. Several partner agencies will help facilitate this multi-faceted approach to enriching and enhancing student learning. A particular focus will be on active learning, which will include physical well-being, activity-based projects, and hands-on enrichment. ZEAL will also place a focus on activities that build student learning capacity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). At-risk students will be served through engaging remediation and homework assistance. Family members will be engaged in a manner that will allow them to participate in and benefit from project activities. Project-based learning will be connected to regular-day education but will allow students to enjoy multi-day activities such as science experiments, outdoor education, and cooking.
 

Cohort 18 (2019-2024)

Anadarko Public Schools

Program Director: Connie Thompson and Jill Haddon
Program Address: 1200 S. Mission, Anadarko, OK 73005
Program Center (Sites): East Elementary School and Mission Elementary School
Grades Served: 2nd - 5th
Program Abstract: 
 
Our *REACHOUT* program (Reinforcing Education Afterschool Creates Hope, Opportunities, Understanding, and Tradition) will provide a safe place with many activities for before school, after school, and during the summer. This will help raise student achievement in all areas of the curriculum with an emphasis on STEM and literacy. Students will have access to a homework lab, tutoring, mentoring, Native American Cultural activities, field trips, academic enrichment activities, art, music, healthy living education, and physical fitness activities. This program will include parental education activities and family nights. Students will have access to advanced technology such as robotics and film and animation software which are not available to the students during the regular school day. Facilities and  transportation will be provided by Anadarko Public Schools
 

Caney Public Schools

Program Director: Kris Brown
Program Address: PO Box 60, Caney, OK 74533
Program Center (Sites): Caney Elementary and Caney High School
Grades Served: Pre-K - 12th
Program Abstract:
 
Caney 21st Century Project BIGGEST (Building Innovative Graduates, Gaining Essential Skills for Tomorrow) will inspire students, families, and community members to become innovative and equipped citizens of the 21st Century. Project BIGGEST goes well beyond providing homework assistance and academic remediation in core subjects. It offers enrichment activities that include: college and career guidance related to Oklahoma's Individual Career Academic Plan program, robotics and coding enrichment, arts and music experiences, 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. To tap into students' creativity, performing/visual arts 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.
 

Central Public Schools

Program Director: Melony Francis
Program Address: 108089 South 4670 Road, Sallisaw, OK 74955
Program Center (Sites): Central Elementary
Grades Served: Pre-K - 6th
Program Abstract:
 
Central's TEAM along with community partners will utilize funds from the 21st CCLC program to provide before school tutoring and homework assistance for students in grades P4-6th grades from 7:00 am-8:00 am.  An after-school program will be offered from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The after-school program will be staffed by certified teachers to provide remediation, tutoring, homework assistance, and enrichment activities.  Based on the results of the student and parent surveys, the activities will include drug education and prevention, music and arts education, STEM activities, health and fitness, and archery classes.  Clubs were listed as areas of high interest and will include the following:  Math Club, Reading Club, and Cherokee Club.  Families will be invited to participate in Family Literacy Night, STEM and Family Fitness Nights.  Summer camps will be held in the month of June and the school library will be open in June one day a week for Accelerated Reader tests.
 

Checotah Public Schools

Program Director: Jennifer Crooch
Program Address: 205 Owen Ave, Checotah, OK 74426
Program Center (Sites): Marshall Elementary and Checotah Intermediate
Grades Served: Pre-K - Kindergarten 
Program Abstract:
 
Checotah Public Schools, primary partner Jim Lucas Checotah Public Library, and additional partners will collaborate to provide the Kids Club 21st CCLC to serve 250 full-time students (30+ days) in PreK through 5th grades through an afterschool program (141 days; M-F; 3:00 - 5:30 PM) and a summer program (12 days; M-TH; 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM). It will incorporate evidence-based activities aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards that provide engaging, hands-on experiences to apply, reinforce, and extend skills and concepts taught in school. The program will include homework help, tutoring, and enrichment 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). Adult learning opportunities and literacy training, tailored to family needs, will be provided. The 21st CCLC will be staffed with caring, positive role models who will nurture enthusiasm for learning.
 

Commerce Public Schools

Program Director: Stacey Moss
Program Address: 217 Commerce Street, Commerce, OK 74339
Program Center (Sites): Alexander Elementary School and Commerce Middle School
Grades Served: Pre-K - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Commerce Public School's Club Comet will include an after-school and summer program to be held at the elementary school. This site will house a high-quality community learning center, created to complement the regular academic program of our schools and will continue the goals and objectives initialized by our previous program. There will be opportunities for academic enrichment, fitness, character building, and adult education. The program will assist students in meeting state and local performance standards in all core academic areas by providing tutoring, hands-on-learning, and diverse cultural education experiences. In the summer program students will be engaged in reading and math activities, vocational studies, technology applications, science explorations, social skills training, educationally enriching field trips and physical education activities. The program will also provide two meals each day, allowing impoverished students healthy meals.
 

Crooked Oak Public Schools

Program Director: Courtney Templeman
Program Address: 1450 S. Eastern, Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Program Center (Sites): Central Oak Elementary and Crook Oak Middle School
Grades Served: Kindergarten - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Crooked Oak Public Schools has created Project STREAM (Successful Thinking Reaches & Empowers Active Minds) to provide high-quality out-of-school educational enrichment to over 1,100 students in grades K-12. Project STREAM will focus on the health, well-being, & academic growth of all attendees by offering enrichment opportunities in all core content areas, ELL support, cultural activities, fit & active lifestyle education, service learning, student led PBL, & STEM related programming during the regular school year & the summer. All activities will be designed to meet & exceed all Oklahoma Academic Standards. In addition, Project STREAM will provide community programming including adult ELL & literacy courses, parenting workshops, substance abuse, fitness & health programs, among others. In order to assist us in offering a quality program, we have partnered with the following organizations: Youth America, Play Smart Inc., TFCU, Destiny Christian Center, Arts Council, & In the Gap.
 

El Reno Public Schools

Program Director: Raven Bramlett
Program Address: 427 SW 27th St., El Reno, OK 73036
Program Center (Sites): Roblyer Learning Center and Lincoln Learning Center
Grades Served: 3rd - 6th
Program Abstract:
 
El Reno Public Schools will be able to retain the model after school and summer program for the past 5 years in a safe and age appropriate enrichment program. The focus is to continue to meet students at the academic, social, and emotional level and will participate in activities that they are in need as well as have been chosen by students for students. Family involvement is encouraged not only from aiding in student learning but also in surveying needs for families as a whole. Community partnerships have been well established with this program who have been instrumental in providing resources to our students. Activities will include tutoring, enrichment, lessons in arts, culture, physical education, career exploration, leadership skills, strong communication, embedding social and emotional learning.
 

Muldrow Public Schools

Program Director: Clifta Fugett
Program Address: 715 W. Shawntel Smith, Muldrow, OK 74948
Program Center (Sites): Muldrow Elementary and Muldrow Middle School
Grades Served: Pre-K - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Students in Pre-K through the 8th grade will be afforded numerous, diverse opportunities through the Muldrow PAWS program before and after school, as well as during summer school hours.  Programming will include opportunities for students to participate in an after hours student choice design that will be centered around extended project/problem based learning experiences.  A strong career research component will include exploring real-world problems and challenges, while emphasizing cross-curricular skills to solve the problem.  Incorporating these strategies, while developing partnerships, mentorships, and exposing students to career opportunities will promote academic growth, a strong work efficacy, and enhanced personal skill development.
 

Ryan Public Schools

Program Director: Cheryl Carter
Program Address: P.O. Box 369, Ryan, OK 73565
Program Center (Sites): Ryan Elementary and Ryan High School
Grades Served: Kindergarten - 12th
Program Abstract:
 
Ryan is located in extreme rural southern Oklahoma. The school has started an improvement process to improve student performance and readiness for college and career. The Ryan RISE project will enrich students' learning experiences through individualized, hands-on approaches to strengthening proficiencies in core subjects. The project will focus on family engagement, giving students voice in the project, preparing students for college (especially Hispanic youth who will become first-generation college students), and social-emotional learning.
 

Spiro Public Schools

Program Director: Abby Hogan
Program Address: 600 West Broadway, Spiro, OK 74959
Program Center (Sites): Spiro Elementary 
Grades Served: Kindergarten - 5th
Program Abstract:
 
The Spiro SPIRIT project will address student needs by a variety of methods: 
Skills - students will learn a variety of academic and non-academic skills, 
Promise - students will realize the promise of a bright future through enrichment, 
Innovation - students will learn through innovative methods, 
Recreation - each day will include wellness activities, 
Ideas - students will be encouraged to own their involvement by coming up with plans, 
Teamwork - all stakeholders will work together to provide a quality program., 
The extended day program will provide tutoring for all attendees, enrichment with the help of project partners, and components that build self-esteem, leadership skills, and coping skills for students. The outcomes will be improved student performance in the classroom and on state tests, highly qualified teachers, and a community-based system of support for young children.
 

Stratford Public Schools

Program Director: Delvia Getman
Program Address: 241 N. Oak, Stratford, OK 74872
Program Center (Sites): Stratford Elementary
Grades Served: 1st - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
The SAFE, Stratford Afterschool Family Education is designed to address the needs of the community, and as such, will implement the WCSS Model in an effort to focus collectively and holistically on the health and education of each child.  This effort requires close collaboration with its partners which include The Chickasaw Nation, East Central University, Oklahoma Families First and Compassion Church.  These resources will result in developing a program that emphasizes health awareness, provides a safe physical and emotional environment for all participants, increases student and family engagement, provides support for students, family and staff, increases academic rigor providing challenging curriculum for students.  Our program will include homework help, hands-on STEM, physical education, cultural awareness, family/community engagement events and other programming that will result in increased student achievement and improved physical and emotional health.
 

Tahlequah Public Schools

Program Director: Tanya Jones
Program Address: 225 N. Water, Tahlequah, OK 74464
Program Center (Sites): Sequoyah Elementary School and Tahlequah Middle School
Grades Served: Pre-K and 6th - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
The purpose of the TLC3 program is to use after-school and summer hours to support students in two Tahlequah schools. This program will be unique in that it will support and link pre-school students and middle school students.  Support of this purpose will be multi-faceted, using multiple methods of enriching and enhancing student learning with activities and experiences of which children in poverty are typically deprived. 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, music, art, drama, and cooking. Special focus will be given to ELL, migrant, homeless, and students in poverty. Students will improve learning capacities and achieve more with these expanded experiences.
 

Tulsa Debate 

Program Director: Justin Daniels
Program Address: 4003 E. 52nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74135
Program Center (Sites): Daniel Webster Middle School and Daniel Webster High School
Grades Served: 6th - 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 enhance critical thinking, literacy, and social and emotional learning for students at Webster Middle and High School through expanded access to debate, the fine arts, STEM, and other programs that will improve student well being and success. Students will make significant improvement in academic achievement scores as measured by accepted benchmarks, as well as improved school attendance and engagement. The core program will feature daily debate practice, tutoring/homework help in core subjects, as well a host of other choices for student enrichment in subjects ranging from STEM to the fine arts.
 

Woodward Public Schools

Program Director: Lindsay Hickman and Bana Bogdahn
Program Address: 1023 10th St., Woodward, OK 73801
Program Center (Sites): Highland Park Elementary and Horace Mann Elementary
Grades Served: 1st - 4th
Program Abstract:
 
ExSTREAM Enrichments (EE) is a comprehensive Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math program that is "Ex"posing our kids to amazing Enrichments above and beyond the school day.  With our free afterschool and summer programs, first through fourth grade students at Highland Park and Horace Mann will get to experience a wide variety of clubs and activities that will not only create exposure to new subjects/knowledge but also strengthen them academically, mentally and physically.  EE will provide time for homework help and/or opportunities for students to pick and choose academic centers that reinforce foundational skills they learned during the school day.  Within each enrichment offered students will get to develop 21st Century skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity) which will prepare them to be more productive and successful individuals. Family nights will also be offered to empower parents and connect them more to their child and school.
 

Youth at Heart

Program Director: Kelvin Bonner
Program Address: 6026 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74145
Program Center (Sites): MacArthur Elementary School and Hale Junior High School
Grades Served: Pre-K - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Youth At Heart (YAH), working closely with a coalition of partners and the Administration of Hale Junior High and MacArthur Elementary schools, will establish a 21st Century Community Learning Center Program to serve students and families of Hale Junior High and MacArthur Elementary.  The YAH Equip program will provide homework help, literacy tutoring to improve reading comprehension, hands-on STEM/STEAM lessons, recreational activities and a variety of special interest opportunities.  The program will align in supporting school day learning and help reinforce academic, social and emotional learning, and 21st century skills and concepts while expanding on them through experiential learning.  Students will receive one-on-one and group guidance from certified teachers, enrichment leaders, and volunteers.  The program will provide parents with community resources such as adult ESL, parenting classes, family events and resources to support their children academically.

 

Cohort 17 (2018-2023)

Beggs Public Schools

Program Director: Kandi Stanton
Program Address: 1201 W. 9th, Beggs, OK 74421
Program Center (Sites): Beggs Elementary School & Beggs Middle School
Grades Served: 1st - 4th & 5th - 8th
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 175 full time students (30+ days) in 1st through 8th grades. ALPHA will provide before school, afterschool, and during the summer program incorporating research-based activities that include homework help, tutoring, enrichment, and learning activities aligned to core subject areas (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) and non-core subject areas (nutrition and health, art, music, and technology). Services provided to adult family members include literacy, technology, and career planning. 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.
 

Cleveland Public Schools

Program Director: Julie Horine
Program Address: 600 N. Gilbert, Cleveland, OK 74020
Program Center (Sites): Cleveland Intermediate School & Cleveland Middle School
Grades Served: 3rd - 5th & 6th - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Cleveland Schools will offer after school and summer programs to continue to develop the "Whole Student, Whole Community" in partnership with area agencies. The goals of the program are centered around the academic, social, and physical wellness of students and offer a variety of experiences including student clubs, tutoring and homework help, physical activity time, and partner presentations on a variety of topics. The program is not just designed for high needs students because of the various STEM and literacy-based enrichment opportunities for all types of learners. Students will engage in a variety of projects to extend and apply their learning in real-life contexts and making learning during the regular school day more meaningful. Family learning opportunities will also be offered including information on college opportunities and acceptance, Spanish classes, and GED support.
 

Fort Cobb-Broxton Public Schools

Program Director: Natalie Lierle
Program Address: PO Box 130, Fort Cobb, OK 73038
Program Center (Sites): Fort Cobb-Broxton Elementary & Fort Cobb-Broxton Middle School
Grades Served: Kindergarten - 5th & 6th - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
This program " Accelerate Academic Achievement" A3 will provide a safe place and exciting opportunities 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 math and literacy. Students will receive homework help, tutoring, mentoring, STEM activities, field trips, academic enrichment activities, art and music instruction, healthy living education and physical fitness activities. This program will include parental education courses and family educational nights. Students will be exposed to enhanced technology such as 3D printing and computer coding software that are not available to the students during the regular school day. All necessary transportation will be provided by Fort Cobb-Broxton Public Schools.
 

Idabel Public Schools

Program Director: Terri Bastible
Program Address: 200 NE Ave C, Idabel, OK 74745
Program Center (Sites): Primary South Elementary
Grades Served: Kindergarten - 1st
Program Abstract:
 
The 21st Century Community Learning Center grant will provide academic and enrichment learning to students of Kindergarten and 1st grade after school hours. Students will engage in activities that build skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), programs that support a healthy life such as nutrition education and physical activity, activities that promote literacy education and programs that develop well-rounded citizens with character education.  Academic learning and intervention activities follow the Oklahoma Academic Standards to support and enrich curriculum of day classes.  Students will experience cultural activities of the area with help of area partners and organizations.  Art and music activities which are often missing from school will be an important part of the program.  Parents will be provided opportunities for educational programs to promote family involvement with students.  Champions Are Really Engaged (CARE) program will benefit our students.
 

Lane Public Schools

Program Director: Ashley Willis
Program Address: PO Box 39, Lane, OK 74555
Program Center (Sites): Lane Elementary School
Grades Served: Kindergarten - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
The 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.
 

Maryetta Public Schools

Program Director: Carlene Yell
Program Address: Route 6 Box 2840, Stilwell, OK 74960
Program Center (Sites): Maryetta Public School
Grades Served: PK - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Maryetta Elementary School and the Adair County Schools Boys and Girls Club will expand on its services to local children by offering a before- and after-school program that focuses on academic, social, civic, and physical well-being. The MORE project will use their collaborative experience to conduct a program that will have positive effects in the lives of all 652 Maryetta students. The MORE Project Advisory Committee has met to devise an extended hour and summer program based on sound curriculum and activities that will provide 1) intensive tutoring for children; 2) a safe and drug-free site for children after school; 3) family- and community-based projects such as Family Reading Nights that will encourage collaboration; 4) educational activities that will increase students' proficiency in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, music, and art; 5) entrepreneurial enrichment; and 6) civic education through a Character Education Program.
 
 

Newkirk Public Schools

Program Director: Bradie Choate
Program Address: 625 W South Street, Newkirk, OK 74647
Program Center (Sites): Newkirk Elementary School & Newkirk Middle School
Grades Served: 1st - 4th & 5th - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Newkirk After-School Academy (NASA) will serve 1st-8th grade students attending Newkirk Public Schools. NASA will provide instruction, support, and assistance for remediation and homework, extended hours for the library, enriching activities to enhance the lives of students and families including Health & Nutrition, Safe & Active lifestyles, Financial, Media & Environmental Literacy, arts & cultural programs, and STEM experiences.   NASA will maintain and nurture partnerships with a variety of entities including Kay County Conservation District, Equity Bank, Kay County Extension Office, Kaw Nation, Oklahoma State University and Newkirk Fire Department.
 

Peavine Public School

Program Director: Johnny Hensley
Program Address: PO Box 389, Stilwell, OK 74960
Program Center (Sites): Peavine Public School
Grades Served: PreK - 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 105 K-8 students. 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.
 

Porter Consolidated Schools

Program Director: Charles McMahan
Program Address: P.O. Box 120, Porter, OK 74454
Program Center (Sites): Porter Elementary School & Porter High School
Grades Served: PreK - 8th & 9th - 12th
Program Abstract:
 
Porter Learning Academy, a 21st CCLC, addresses the needs of at-risk students PreK to 12th grade by providing an expansive range of activities outside of school hours (before and after school and in the summer) that advance student academic achievement and support student success including academic enrichment learning programs, remedial education activities, special education services, tutoring, and ELL services that are aligned with local and state academic standards. Students who are truant, suspended, or expelled will improve their academic success by attending Porter Learning Academy. Students will build skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and math by robotics, rocketry, and drones (STEAM). Programs will support a healthy and active lifestyle including drug and violence prevention, counseling, art, music, nutritional education, and physical activity programs. Literacy for students and families, and parenting involvement will be promoted by literacy education programs.
 

Shawnee Public Schools

Program Director: Vickie Penson
Program Address: 326 North Union, Shawnee, OK 74801
Program Center (Sites): Sequoyah Elementary & Will Rogers Elementary
Grades Served: 1st - 5th & 1st - 5th
Program Abstract:
 
The SPS Kids Program will partner school and community in an effort to extend learning opportunities beyond the regular school day for at-risk children at Sequoyah and Will Rogers Elementary Schools in a safe and enriching environment. SPS Kids will serve and offer high-risk children a safe after school environment as well as academic assistance and enrichment from 2:45 - 5:30 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. Parent needs will be identified by surveys, and trained and involved in targeted skill areas based upon needs and interests. Goals will address academic remediation and enrichment in reading, STEAM, fine arts, discipline/behavior, homework, community service, cultural awareness, and wellness. Staff will be trained and reflect on best practices to meet the program needs.
 

Tahlequah Public Schools

Program Director: Tanya Jones
Program Address: PO Box 517, Tahlequah, OK 74465
Program Center (Sites): Greenwood Elementary School & Heritage Elementary School
Grades Served: Kindergarten - 5th & Kindergarten - 5th
Program Abstract:
 
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, music, art, drama, and cooking. Special focus will be given to ELL, migrant, homeless, and students in poverty. Students will improve learning capacities and achieve more with these expanded experiences.
 

Tenkiller Public School

Program Director: Sharon Ballew
Program Address: 26106 E. 863rd, Welling, OK 74471
Program Center (Sites): Tenkiller Elementary School & Lowrey Elementary School
Grades Served: PK - 8th & PK - 8th
Program Abstract:
 
Tenkiller and Lowrey Elementary Schools are collaborating to implement a 21st CCLC to serve all students, parents, and community members at both district sites. Tenkiller School will serve as the LEA for Project KIDS (Keeping Involved, Devoted to Students). The project will serve 446 students in grades pre-K-8. The project will provide activities that offer significant learning enrichment opportunities during before, after, and summer school hours in all areas allowable through the 21st CCLC program. The program will be held each day from 7:00-8:15am and 3:30-5:30pm and will include a four-week summer program. Monthly parent and community meetings will be held. Project partners include: Boys & Girls Club of Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation/Healthy Nation, Cherokee Nation Foundation, Greenleaf Nursery, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, OK Cooperative Extension Service, Girl Scouts, Cherokee Nation Johnson O'Malley Program, and Cherokee County Health Services Council.
 

Tulsa Dream Center

Program Director: Tasha Johnson
Program Address: N 5550 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74126
Program Center (Sites): Gilcrease Elementary School
Grades Served: 1st - 6th
Program Abstract:
 
Gilcrease Elementary desires to expand its current after-school program by establishing a 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program to serve its students and families. The After School Program will provide homework help, literacy tutoring to improve reading comprehension, sequencing, and fluency. Students will receive one-on-one and small group guidance from a certified teacher, volunteers, and parents. Resources will be available to the entire family of students of Gilcrease and will include literacy tutoring for adults in the family.
 
 

Cohort 16 (2017-2022)

Belfonte & Bell Public Schools

Program Director: Audrey Spindle  
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.
 

Eufaula Public Schools

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 Schools

Program Director: Lynn Bookout
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.
 

Jay Public Schools

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.
 

Keys Public Schools

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.
 

Ringling Public Schools

Program Director: Sheila Timmons      
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.
 

Tahlequah Public Schools

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: Justin Daniels          
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: Brian Morton
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: Chase Payne
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: Courtney Yunt
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 School

Program Director: Teresia Knott
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: Lindsey Calhoun
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: Jordan Booth 
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: 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: Chris Gammon
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: Susan Geer
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: Keri Bodley
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: Jamie Conrad
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 School

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: Kelvin Bonner
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.

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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.
 

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. 
 

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