We plan to apply for the MO Dept of Elementary & Secondary Education 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Cohort 12

Each of our sites provides youth in the region with services in five core program areas:

Character and Leadership Development

Empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

Education and Career Development

Enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

Health and Life Skills

Develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

Fine Arts

Enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Help youth develop physical fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and healthy social skills.

Programs: Descriptions:
CYBA (Basketball) Recreational basketball
Little Miss Elite Academic pageant highlighting academic success
First Position Dance Program Dance program (Ballet/Jazz/Step/Tap) emphasizing discipline, academics and mentorship
Girls on the Run Creatively integrates physical activity while inspiring girls to be healthy, joyful, and confident.
Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Promotes good character & leadership and the importance of service.
Graduation for Mas/MAC Scholars Teen program highlighting academic & college readiness and the commitment to stay in school.
Smart Moves, Methsmart, Prevention: drugs, alcohol, sex. Discussion from a staff and peer leaders to prevent negative choices.
Passport to Manhood  Targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior.
Million Hours of Service Community service to promote youth leadership & good character by tracking overall hours.
Triple Play Health/Physical/Character program that targets the mind, body, and soul.
Career Launch Developing career goals and skills in preparation for the workforce.
Technology Lab Digital learning, Safety, Coding. Increases tech proficiency .
STEM Programs Science Technology Engineering and Math activities in a fun way
Project Learn Education/literacy/homework. Educational program that reinforces academics in an innovative way.
Access Arts Community Partnership Encourages creativity and exploration while using Fine Art techniques.
CPS Partnership We work in partnership to provide academic support directly in line with the school curricula .
Music General music appreciation
Sports Camps Kim English, Laurence Bowers, Justin Britt. Members are provided an opportunity to attend a sports camp via scholarships provided.
Field Trips Cardinals Baseball, Zoo, Museums, Pools/Parks, and Farm
Leadership Clubs Keystone/Torch/ Club Promotes good character & leadership
Photo Voice Representation of the community or personal expression through photos. Promotes resilience.
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