Students continue learning through the summer at 21st Century camps

Students are busy learning at The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) summer programs at several school sites in St. Lucie County. These programs are supported by a federal grant with the school district, and are offered at no cost to students or families, and provide additional education opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. Each summer, the 21st CCLC operates a unique range of services based on the needs of the community, with the same set of goals as its premise: Academic Enrichment in Reading and Language Arts, Academic Enrichment in Science and Mathematics, Personal Enrichment, and Educational Services to Adult Family Members. This year we have collaborated with the Girl Scouts of America, Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital, St. Lucie County Camp Water Safety, L & G Camp of Champs, and Treasure Coast Hospice to provide a wide array of exciting educational opportunities for our students. Priority of services is offered to students of Title I eligible schools, with academic needs in reading and/or math as identified by FCAT scores. The program is limited as to the number of students that can be served and continued funding is contingent on student attendance each day of the program. Students in this photo are working on reading and math skills at a program at Samuel S. Gaines Academy in Fort Pierce. Other sites are Weatherbee Elementary School in Fort Pierce, and Oak Hammock K-8 School in Port St. Lucie.