NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA To Apply For Priority Funding in Education Grants from the Georgia Department of Education
In 1998 the US Department of Education launched a grants program to help students meet state and local performance standards in math, reading and science. The purpose of Georgia’s Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is to provide federal funds for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that operate during out-of-school hours. The 21st CCLC grant provides students a broad array of enrichment activities to complement their regular academic programs and measures their improvement. All activities funded by the grant are designed to be interactive, educational and fun; they are not intended to be a continuation of the school-day routine.
In January, Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA (BGCCSRA) will apply for 21st CCLC funding for 5 of the organization’s 12 Club sites. The proposed BGCCSRA 21st CCLC programs will serve students at the Dogwood Terrace, South Augusta, Hagler Teen Club, Washington County, and Thomson BGCCSRA locations. Club locations can be found on the organization’s website. The program will serve students preK-12th grade. The program will run afterschool Monday-Friday during the school year. There will also be a six week summer program. All McDuffie, Washington, and Richmond County students are eligible to participate.
BGCCSRA welcomes community input and involvement. Application for the submission of 21st CCLC funding through the Georgia Department of Education is due January 30, 2019. Please contact us by December 31st, 2018 with any questions or comments regarding the application. A PDF of the submitted applications will be available on the website January 30, 2019. A paper copy of the submitted applications will be available at the Administration office located at 206 Milledge Rd., Augusta.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA offers a comprehensive youth development program both after school and throughout the summer. We build programming around five core areas of personal development– character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness, and recreation. By focusing on these core areas, we help our members amplify their academic success, build good character and citizenship and adopt healthy lifestyles. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
No regularly participating Boys & Girls Club member has become a teen parent.
98% of regularly attending Boys & Girls Clubs members graduate high school on time, with a plan for their fu!
No regularly participating Boys & Girls Club member has entered the juvenile justice system.