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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Learning Centers

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by ESSA, the specific purposes of the federal law are to:
  • provide opportunities during non-school hours for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards;
  • offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities during non-school hours such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  • offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children's education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
Program Director
Kathy Severson
Phone: (863) 993-1333 Ext. 305
Federal Programs Secretary
Kim Aument
Phone: (863) 993-1333 Ext. 315
Program Sites:                                                                   
Memorial Elementary School                                                           
851 E. Hickory Street                                                                           
(893) 494-2736                                                                                    
Program Hours:  2:30pm-4:30pm                                                        
Site Coordinator: Stephanie Langford
Nocatee Elementary School
4846 SW Shores Avenue
(863) 494-4511
Program Hours:  2:30pm - 4:30pm
Site Coordinator: Erin Polk
DeSoto Middle School
420 E. Gibson Street
(863) 494-4133
Program Hours: 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Site Coordinator: Rochelle Guidry
21st CCLC Summer Programs 2021-2022
DeSoto Middle School
420 E. Gibson Street
(863) 494-4133
Program Dates: June 1, 2022 - June 28, 2022
Program Hours: 8:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Program Coordinator: Barbara Galloway
 Elementary Summer Program
West Elementary School
304 W. Imogene Street
(863) 494-3155
Program Dates: June 1, 2022 - June 28, 2022
Program Hours: 8:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Program Coordinator: Christina Longenecker