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21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC)

Owens Elementary School was awarded the first 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant for Limestone County Schools.  The grant award is for $178,122 per year, renewable for three years up to a total award amount of $534,366.  The funds will provide a high-quality STEM focused after school program and four-week summer program that will serve K-5 students at Owens.  The summer program will serve breakfast and lunch.

Programs and Operations

The school year after school program will operate Monday - Friday, 2:45 - 5:30 PM, for 36 weeks.  The four week summer program will operate Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon.


  • To assist and support families with reduced, affordable childcare 
  • Provide remediation, academic, and cultural enrichment
  • Promote healthy living through health and wellness activities
  • Develop work ethics by exploring careers and strengthening character building experiences
  • Broaden the school-family partnership through family involvement activities.


To insure that the program is convenient and accessible to all families, transportation will be provided.  During the school year after school program students will be provided transportation home.  During the four-week summer program students will be provided transportation to and from the program each day.

Highly qualified, certified teachers will serve as site coordinator and lead teacher. In order to include students of all abilities, a special needs aide will be on staff, if needed, for students who require 1:1 services.

Program Goals

  • To improve academic achievement with an emphasis on improving reading and math skills of program participants

  • To improve attendance in the regular school-day program

  • Increase parental/family involvement

  • To improve behavior during the school-day

  • Strengthen the school-community bond and collaboration

  • To strengthen student competencies in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

  • Combat the problem of summer food insecurity

  • Increase health and wellness of students and their families


Click here to access forms for the 21st Century Community Learning Center.