The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast has partnered with Duval County Public Schools to provide a 21st Century Community Learning Center at Jacksonville Heights Elementary, Windy Hill Elementary and Ramona Boulevard Elementary.
The program is offered at no cost to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The goals are threefold:
- Provide students with opportunities for academic enrichment
- Offer personal enrichment opportunities that reinforce and complement students’ academic program
- Provide students’ families with activities and programs that support literacy and personal growth. This program is of no cost to the students and their families
Students attend the program to reinforce subject areas learned throughout the school year. In a fun but educational environment, students will work on projects that include designing business plans, creating health and nutritional marketing, and strengthening debate skills.
Through enrichment activities, students are able to learn character development traits and social competencies through positive youth development such as leadership, kindness, team work and follow through. These activities include step club and garden club. Support is also extended to meet family needs through advisory board activities that assist in connecting them to various community and social service needs.
September 4, 2018 – May 14, 2019
June 10, 2019 – July 19, 2019
Selection into the program is prioritized by academic need. Parents or guardians should contact the program coordinators listed below to complete a registration form.
Jacksonville Heights Elementary
7750 Tempest St
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Windy Hill Elementary School
3831 Forest Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Ramona Blvd. Elementary
7050 Melvin Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Faith A. McGlown
Senior Program Director
904-731-2006 Ext. 211
For more information on the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, click on one of the links below:
- 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Information
- Florida Department of Education
- Jacksonville Children’s Commission
Page last updated October 10, 2018 @ 10:00am