Alba Receives 21st Century Grant

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Alba was selected as a recipient of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Competitive Grant by the Alabama State Department of Education.

Congratulations to Spencer-Westlawn Elementary, Alba Middle School and Scarbrorough Model Middle School, which have been awarded 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Competitive Grants by the Alabama State Department of Education.

The 21st CCLC program provides academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students attending Title I schools. The program helps students meet local and state standards in core academic subjects; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities designed to complement their regular academic program; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating students.

The grants will fund enrichment activities in reading, math and STEM programs at all three schools, as well as these additional subjects:
Spencer-Westlawn: art, wellness, service learning
Alba: robotics, coding, project-based learning
Scarborough: arts, culinary arts, gardening

The schools are working on plans to determine how to best implement these programs during remote learning.

The 21st CCLC Grants are awarded through a competitive application process. Applicants propose a program and budget based on the activities designed to meet the needs of their students. The 2021-Cohort 15 grant award is for a period of three years, beginning on October 1, 2020 through September 20, 2023.
Scarborough and Spencer-Westlawn were past recipients of 21st CCLC grants ending in September 2020.

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