21st Century Community Learning Centers

  • The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) are after school and summer programs currently being held at several UCPS schools. These are funded through a federal grant that provides homework support, tutoring, and additional educational experiences with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

  • 21st CCLC 21st CCLC Schools
    East Elementary
    East Union Middle
    Monroe Middle
    Rock Rest Elementary
    Union Elementary
    Wingate Elementary


    • To provide students with enrichment activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), this is our program focus goal
    • To develop Healthy Living through physical activity, good nutrition and healthy choices
    • To build Language Arts skills through reading, writing, speaking and vocabulary
    • To promote Leadership and involvement through 21st CCLC activities & experiences
    • To improve study habits by providing tutors, strategies, and organizational ideas for homework completion

     Program Activities

    • LEGOS robotics and building activities – Students will build robotic creations and set them in motion through technology. Staff members are trained by High Point University and will work with students in small groups to build robotics.
    • Homework Help and Mentoring – Students will receive help in math and language arts from staff at each site. Staff members will collaborate with regular classroom teachers on strategies. Students will be asked to explain to parents what they did for homework and to show them what they learned.
    • Physical Activities – Students will participate in physical activities that may include team games, walking/running, and tutor led exercises and yoga movements.
    • STEM Activities – Students will carry out science activities based on lessons from the Morehead Afterschool Training (MAST) Program Activity Guide. Teachers from each site have been trained and received lessons aligned with educational standards. Science, technology, engineering, and myth activities also come our local 4-H youth development program, from LEGOS, and from educational resources such as “Hand to Mind” kits & books. 
    • English Language Arts Activities – Students will participate in “Book Clubs” in which they will read, learn vocabulary, practice literacy skills, and discuss meaning as led by a tutor in the program. Students also participate in language arts designated reading time during homework help.
    • Parent Newsletters (English Language Arts) – Students, tutors, and Lead Teachers work together to create news and information about 21st CCLC activities. It is important for students to create products and the Newsletters are a way to both create and communicate what they are learning.
    • Leadership Activities – Students will be given opportunities to become leaders by going beyond the normal afterschool participation. For example, all students will be members of a Book Club, but only those students that go beyond that experience to help someone else or teach someone else will be a leader in that area. Students might “go beyond” Book Club by reading to a younger sibling and / or listening to a younger sibling read to them. Encouraging others and helping other to learn is one way of becoming a leader. Students will have opportunities to “go beyond” in a variety of activities.

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Dr. Cynthia Hogston

Dr. Cynthia Hogston

  • Director of Academically and Intellectually Gifted and Federal Programs

    Director Phone: (704) 296-0823

    21st CCLC Office Phone: (704) 296-6309
    21st CCLC Office Fax: (704) 296-5009

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