The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) is a federal grant that provides out-of-school learning time for students across the nation. With the use of these funds and PDE support, the Shikellamy School District is able to provide STEAM related curriculum through afterschool and summer programming.
Currently, students in Kindergarten through 8th grade receive STEAM related enrichment during afterschool and summer programs, while students in grades 9th through 12th are offered credit recovery programming during the school year and summer.
The 21st CCLC STEAM program provides students with an exciting approach to education. Students will have the opportunity to work with school day teachers and expand their knowledge through hands on learning and discovery. In addition to enrichment learning, the STEAM program offers students guided homework help, physical activity, and healthy meals provided by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
In order to provide the best experience possible, the Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC program partners with several community resources. Services through the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, Customized Tutoring Services, Sunbury YMCA , Evangelical Community Hospital, Northumberland County Human Services, Degenstein Community Library, Preistley-Forsyth Memorial Library, and Capital Area Intermediate Unit, help make the program a success for students and their families.