SPLASH 21st CCLC Keeps Students and Partnerships Central to Program Mission
Since it was launched in 2005, SPLASH 21st CCLC has grown from a single site to a total of five. Even as the program has grown and changed, student-centered programming and strong relationships have remained a central part of the program.
News from the Field
Jones Center 21st CCLC Supports Students in Person and Online
Like 21st CCLC programs across the country, the Harold Colbert Jones Memorial Community Center 21st CCLC program in Chicago Heights has changed its afterschool programming as schools and communities continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 21st CCLC has offered online programming, modified in-person activities, and collaborated with schools and other projects to continue providing the supportive environment and academic enrichment that students need.
Supporting Students with Disabilities During Virtual Learning
Students with disabilities may face unique challenges during school closures or virtual programming. The CEEDAR (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform) Center has developed resources to help educators support students with disabilities. These include a virtual toolkit to support online learning and a family guide to at-home learning for parents of students with special needs.
Citizen science, or scientific research conducted by amateur or nonprofessional scientists, has become a popular form of virtual or hybrid programming. This blog post from the U.S. Department of Education's You for Youth (Y4Y) 21st CCLC resource portal provides an overview of citizen science with links to free training and several project ideas to get your team started.
Important Dates and Events
Grants and Other Opportunities
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)/Candlewick Press “Light the Way” grant awards $3,000 to assist a library in conducting exemplary and replicable outreach to underserved populations through a new and innovative program or expansion of an existing program. Applications are due on December 1. Learn more on the ALSC website.
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