21st Century Community Learning Centers

Overall Program Goal

The 21st CCLC Program is collaboration with Reading School District. The overall program goal is to increase state standardized test scores in reading, math, and science while decreasing truancy, negative behaviors and dropout rates by providing a motivating after-school program. The program introduces students to 21st Century Skills that they can use in all areas of their lives. Students learn valuable life skills, such as thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills.

Program Summary

The program operates at the four middles schools. The program operates Tuesdays through Fridays during after school hours from 3:30 until 6:30 pm.

The program has a dual focus of providing academic assistance in addition to engaging students in rigorous STEM programming.   The first half of each day is spent on academics which are taught by Reading School District teachers. The second half of the daily program involves STEM programming operated through Olivet Boys & Girls Club.   Students explore:

  • Programming language using Scratch
  • Hour of Code
  • Build robots
  • Create phone apps
  • Learn clayanimation
  • Hands-on science experiments

All 21st CCLC students are given a free membership to attend any of the twelve Olivet Clubs.

For more information, please contact (link to the location page) your child’s school or the Director of 21st CCLC program, Richard DeGroote at richard.degroote@olivetbgc.org

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Students built a free standing tower out of index cards.
Students used their catapult design to see how far a marshmallow would travel.
Students working on building a robot.