21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Update:
Last modified April 30, 2020
The future of the 21st CCLC program has been threatened again. For the fourth year in a row, President Trump’s FY21 budget proposal eliminates all funds towards the program. This leaves over 60,000 New York kids and about 2 million children nationwide at risk of losing their afterschool programs. Thanks to advocates and champions across the country, the US House and Senate, in strong bipartisan support, restored and increased funding for the program by $28 million in the FY20 budget. This year, the fight to save the 21st CCLC program continues.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is the only federal funding stream dedicated to afterschool, summer, and expanded learning opportunities. In federal FY2020, $1.25 billion, (a 2.3 percent increase above the 2019 enacted level) was appropriated for 21st CCLC, with New York receiving $93 million. The funding currently supports 60,000 students and families by providing them with high-quality afterschool, summer, and expanded learning experiences. Click on the 21st CCLC Factsheet to learn more.
ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT to submit your RFP to present at the 2022 Annual School's Out: Make it Count Conference We are accepting proposals in the following topics, but are open to new and innovative ideas. Sessions are either 30 or 90 minutes long.Diversity, Equity, and InclusionVirtual ProgrammingSocial and Emotional LearningScience, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM)Guiding Children’s BehaviorsProgram SustainabilityProgram Quality ImprovementLeadership Development for ProfessionalsFamily EngagementTrauma-Informed CareArtsSelf-CareHealth and Safety / COVID Submit Your Proposal Today!networkforyouthsuccess.org/ninja-forms/164ep69 All submissions are due by October 31, 2021. Selected presenters will be notified by November 30, 2021. Questions??? Contact Erin@Networkforyouthsuccess.org ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrate With Us!Participate in our two events on October 28 to celebrate New York’s afterschool programs. Join our Tweetstorm from 12-1pm. Print the Lightbulb graphic and have program staff, parents, and students fill out why they support #LightsOnAfterschool.Smile and snap a photo of the finished product.Share with us on Facebook or Twitter on October 28, between 12pm-1pm with the hashtag #LightsOnAfterschool or #HelpKidsRecover. Don't forget to tag us on Twitter @NYSYouthSuccess.Join us at our virtual celebration at 5:00pm! Join participants, providers, and other supporters of afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs to shine the #LightsOnAfterschool in New York! ... See MoreSee Less
We are just 2 week away from the 22nd Annual Lights On Afterschool. We would love to hear from you and the impact of afterschool to post on our social media platforms Thursday Oct 28th. Submission is simple! Print the lightbulb below and write why you love afterschool, then SMILE, take a picture and send your submission to Alysha@NetworkForYouthSuccess.orgWe can't wait to celebrate with you on October 28th and see why you LOVE afterschool. ... See MoreSee Less