PURPOSE OF PROGRAM
The 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The program provides after-school academic enrichment opportunities for children to help them meet local and state academic standards in reading, mathematics, and science. In addition, it provides activities in youth development, art, music, character education, and recreation to enhance the program's academic components. The program also supports a component for family literacy and community outreach.