The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) is an academic enrichment after-school program that provides educational opportunities to motivate, educate and challenge students to achieve their highest potential. In addition to tutoring and teaching core academic subject material, the center incorporates character education, recreational activities, and goal development to create well-rounded individuals. Each classroom maintains a low student-to-teacher ratio for high quality interaction among youth and adults.
Dearborn: Fordson High School, Miller Elementary, and William Ford Elementary
Dearborn Heights: River Oaks Elementary
Detroit: Advanced Technology Academy
The Language Arts Enrichment Center offers two 45-minute sessions per week taught by a certified teacher. Programs include reading comprehension, grammar, spelling and vocabulary skills, and interactive language arts games.
The Tutoring Center offers daily 45-minute sessions with a certified instructor and two tutors. Assistance is available in all subject areas, reading groups and study groups.
Two 45-minute sessions are available per week, taught by a certified instructor. Programs help students strengthen and apply math skills to everyday life through interactive games.
Two 45-minute sessions are available per week and include topics in basic computer skills, learning how to look up information on the Internet, web page creation and Adobe PowerPoint presentations.
Two 45-minute sessions are available per week. Topics include: Healthy Body Healthy Minds, Career Opportunities, Success and Organization, Self Esteem, Life Skills, Leadership/Teamwork and Environmental Awareness. The program includes guest speakers and activities that rotate every month.
Sixty students are selected from each school to participate in the program annually. Only those students who have been referred by their classroom teachers, resource teachers, and/or principal or assistant principal, are eligible to enroll.
A healthy, hot supper is served at no cost to participating students at each site daily at the start of the program.
The Digital Connectors Program is a technology-based program funded by Comcast that targets teens between the ages of 12-18. It is a weekend program that uses technology instruction to teach students leadership and life skills, as well as employability skills. The program also provides career exploration, job-shadowing opportunities, and assistance in job searches.
Applications are collected year-round from prospective participants. Each year in September applicants are interviewed and 20 students are chosen to participate in the program. Upon completion, participants receive a financial stipend and are CISCO certified.
Sarah S. Chaar
The center promotes health and health education programs for youth, adolescents and parents in partnership with local schools.
This course supports Arab American youth as they develop a sense of self and the capacity to live their lives with authenticity and purpose. The course addresses intergroup relations and enhances a student’s ability to navigate relationships with others.
Students explore topics of identity, culture, dominant narratives in society concerning Arab Americans, geopolitics and contemporary issues. Through a social justice framework, youth are exposed to social movements and change efforts that have been led by young people.
The five-week course meets on Saturdays, and is offered during fall, winter and spring semesters.
Sarah S. Chaar