The 21st Century Community Learning Center program is authorized under Title N, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and No Child Left behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The 21st CCLC grantees in Georgia are required to provide academic enrichment opportunities in before school and after-school activities (including the summer) for Title 1 schools with high levels of students receiving free or reduced lunches. These activities will help advance student achievement and meet the local and state academic standards in the areas such as reading, mathematics, and science.
The Rabun County 21st Century Community Learning Center (RCCLC) Project was awarded during the summer of 2014. The Rabun County project established a program targeting 250 at-risk students at Rabun County Primary School, Rabun County Elementary School, and Rabun County Middle School who performed below proficiency in reading and/or mathematics on the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) or have difficulty passing their classes. The RCCLC operated from 3:15 to 5:40 pm Monday through Friday for 26 weeks during the school year.
Mrs. Laverne Beck serves as the Program Director of the current project. Academic and personal enrichment were delivered by certified and/or trained personnel that supplemented the traditional school activities and allowed for academic and personal growth. The project focused on meeting the needs of all students served and their families.