ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to announce it is applying for two separate 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants. The 21st CCLC program provides afterschool and summer programming to students, with a goal of increasing student academic achievement through tutoring, small-group instruction, personal development, and academic enrichment. 

The Deep-Divers grant proposes to operate a 32-week afterschool program and a five-week summer program within four Title I schools in St. Lucie County: Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie, Frances K. Sweet Elementary, Allapattah Flats K-8, and Northport K-8. 

The Trailblazers grant proposes to operate a 32-week afterschool program and a five-week summer program within four Title I schools in Fort Pierce: Chester A. Moore Elementary, White City Elementary, Lawnwood Elementary, and Forest Grove Middle School. 

If awarded one or both grants, SLPS will inform the entire community, including private schools, so families may enroll students in this federally-funded program. St. Lucie Public Schools would like to encourage community members to complete a survey to help determine the needs of the students, their families, and the surrounding community to help the District plan the program activities if awarded one or both of the grants. Click here for the survey.

About St. Lucie Public Schools 

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent. As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.