Hampton City Schools is awarded more than $2M in 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants
Hampton City Schools has been awarded more than $2M in funding from the Virginia Department of Education for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program.
The grant provides funds to operate the centers for before and after school, during school breaks, Saturdays, and during summer vacation. Hampton is one of the only districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive the maximum number of allowable grant awards. Hampton received four of the awarded grants.
The following schools have been awarded grants: Bryan Elementary School - $195,272; Mary T. Christian Elementary School - $195,272; Syms Middle School - $198,269; and Tarrant Middle School - $198,269. These schools will receive the grant funding each year for a total of three years.
“Over the last few years, we have seen steady growth in academics, along with more exposure to enrichment programs and cultural activities provided by 21st Century Community Learning Center grants,” said Dr. Daryle Rodgers, out of school time coordinator and author of the grants. “The additional grant funds allow us to provide more opportunities for even more students at the elementary and middle school levels.”
The following schools are receiving continuation funding, as they also received funding in previous years:
Aberdeen Elementary School $121,225
Bassette Elementary School $195,272
Forrest Elementary School $195,272
Kraft Elementary School $195,272
Lindsay Middle School $197,272
Machen Elementary School $122,251
Mary S. Peake Elementary School $195,272
HCS is also a co-applicant with Alternatives, Inc. on a grant awarded to Andrews PreK-8 School. This award is $174,709.
“The community learning centers funded with these grants will support the efforts of schools as they address the impact of the pandemic on students through accelerated instruction and extended learning, such as summer and after-school programs,” Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane said. “I would like to thank all of our new recipients for collaborating with partners in their communities and developing proposals for 21st Century Community Learning Centers that will help our schools and students fully recover.”