21st Century Funding
Title IV Part B 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding (21st Century Funding) is federal funding provided to each state to establish or expand before-school and after-school programs.
Funded programs must provide disadvantaged students and/or low-performing schools with academic enrichment opportunities to help students mee state and local standards in core content areas.
21st Century funded programs must also offer families of participating students educational development opportunities. 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC’s) provide services such as tutoring and mentoring, homework assistance, hands-on academic enrichment, etc.
Most states require schools to submit funding requests in the spring. Some states, however, extend grant windows into the summer months.
Box Cars and 21st Century Programs
Box Cars games work well in extracurricular programs because…
- They are engaging, hands-on and multi-sensory.
- They are appropriate for a broad range of grade levels and abilities.
- They support remediation and enrichment of Common Core Math Standards.
- They focus on the basic math skills needed for the successful outcomes prescribed by the grant.
Box Cars games work well at a CCLC because…
- They are easily learned and implemented by staff.
- They include materials often found at home, such as playing cards and ordinary six-sided dice.
- Family Math Nights offer hands-on family academic support for target students and their families.