Partnerships Pave the Way for Afterschool Success in Vermilion County
With five 21st CCLC grants that serve students from 17 schools, Vermilion County Project Success afterschool programs change the lives of students and families every day. Project directors and site coordinators all play a role in keeping their partnerships on track through regular communications and meetings. Rave reviews from school personnel and families are a testament to the support the 21st CCLC afterschool sites have in the community.
News from the Field
Valley View School District 365U Launches 21st CCLC Afterschool Sites During Pandemic
Valley View School District 365U received 21st CCLC funding for the first time in December 2020—in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because some students were struggling with online learning and missed personal connections in the classroom, district administrators and the 21st CCLC team collaborated to launch programming in March 2021 and provide support to the students who benefit the most from the program.
Well-Planned Homework Help and Tutoring Sessions Can Ease Student Stress
Helping students manage their homework process and providing the right kind of assistance they need—whether just homework help or more intensive tutoring—can ease their stress and increase their learning. You for Youth has a “Click & Go” training, Structuring Successful Homework Help and Tutoring Sessions that will help your 21st CCLC afterschool program make sure it has the staffing, resources, and study space your students will need to succeed.
Youth Violence Prevention Strategies Are Everyone’s Business
Families, schools, and communities all have a role in preventing youth violence. Facts about this national problem are astounding. For example, each day more than 1,000 youth are treated in emergency departments for assault-related injuries; homicide is the third leading cause of death for young people, ages 10-24. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed numerous resources, including a 64-page guide (in both Spanish and English) that discusses factors in youth violence along with programs, practices and policies that have a positive impact. By sharing and implementing the CDC suggested strategies, afterschool sites and schools may make a difference in the lives of students. Learn more at the CDC site.
Important Dates and Events
Grants and Other Opportunities
The Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK) Foundation accepts grant applications year round from organizations dedicated to finding solutions to the injustices, inequities, and lack of resources and opportunity for our most vulnerable populations. Funding includes rigorous, ongoing support helping organizations build capacity. Learn more about DRK’s criteria and its online application and selection process at www.drkfoundation.org.
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