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Notice of Intent to Apply – 21st Century Community Learning Centers
NOTICE of INTENT TO APPLY: 21st Century Community Learning Center.
Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County is pleased to announce that it will be applying for funding from the Florida Department of Education to establish its club locations in Avon Park and Sebring as a “Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center” (21CCLC). The 21st CCLC is a no-cost-to-parents afterschool and summer program that, if awarded, will be funded for four (4) years.
This 21st CCLC will offer academic and personal enrichment programming year-round, serving at-risk youth in grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. The program will be available to all students attending Highlands County Elementary Schools: Avon, Fred Wild, Memorial, Park and Woodlawn.
After-school program services will be held at two Boys & Girls Club locations on all regularly scheduled school days. In Avon Park, the Club is located at 207 E. State Street, and in Sebring, at 111 N. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The Summer Program will be at the same locations, during June and July.
The grant application due date is May 20th 2022. We are seeking feedback to better understand the needs of the community. The public is invited to complete the Needs Assessment Survey through this website to be aggregated in our Grant Proposal. Please return responses to our Administrative Office at P.O. Box 1596, Sebring, FL 33871 by the due date of April 20th, 2022 to be included. Further Information about the Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County and 21CCLC may be obtained by calling our Administrative Office at (863) 451-5401.
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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County is proud to be a 21st Century Community Learning Center.
Please learn more by visiting " About Us " and reading about our 21CCLC program.
The Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County has reached out to our local providers of emergency services and other agencies that serve an essential function to our area. (The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, the Emergency Services Commander, as well as both hospital ERs.) We have invited the children of these Essential workers, to come to the club locations in Avon Park and Sebring, for tutoring and mentoring during the days of school closures. This offer provides a safe space for children to stay for a couple hours, giving their parents and opportunity to go to the grocery store or to run errands. Those interested may contact our Site Directors to set up appointments to work with kids either one-on-one, on-site or via video or telephone chat.
While many families daily schedules have been disrupted, the Boys & Girls Club in Highlands County wants to be a safe and positive place that’s stayed steady for families in our area. We are available for those who are members and also those who are working so diligently to keep us all safe. “
We are welcoming New Members to our Club!
Hello Parents! If you are looking for a quality after school program for your Highlands County students, the Boys & Girls Club is also looking for you!
Please contact the Site Director at the location that is most convenient to your home - in Sebring or Avon Park - to schedule a site visit and submit an application
The Boys & Girls Club serves members in grades 1st to 12th. We are the Positive Place for Kids.
The Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County provides after-school and summer programs for hundreds of area youth ages 6-12 at two Club locations.
Programs are designed to help youth excel in school, become leaders, live healthy lifestyles and create plans for success after high school graduation.
Our Clubs provide youth with opportunities forAcademic Enrichment, including tutorial services to help students, particularly students
who attend low performingschools to meet state academic standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.
Our Avon Park Location :
207 E.State Street
Avon Park, FL 33825
Site Director: Florine Anderson Email Me
Our Sebring Location :
111 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Sebring, FL. 33870
Site Director: Vernetta Bolton Email Me
Our Lake Placid Location :
The Lake Placid Location Is Currently In Our Planning Stages.