21st Century Learning – About Us

Programs funded in full or in part with a grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Morrisville School District Learning Center

21st Century Learning AboutThe programs and services available through 21st Century funding for Morrisville School District have created major change in the lives of many students and families in the Morrisville Community. The validity and measureable outcomes are always key when determining any programmatic successes, but that does not tell the entire story behind the culture of expected success that has been created among the service providers and volunteers that support the programs. The culture of providing services and addressing key concerns in Morrisville is collaborative. The collaborative process began years ago before there were major financial resources available. The funding has allowed some of that vision to become reality. The “glue” that holds everything together are the relationships among the providers. Since students and families are usually involved in multiple programs, led by various agencies and expectations, but overseen by only a few board and advisory board members it is actually difficult for a child to fall through the cracks.

School Program Goals

Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools) meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading, mathematics and science.

Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, recreation programs, technology education programs and character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.

Offer families of students served by 21st CCLCs opportunities for math, science and literacy related educational development.

One of the key aspects of Pennsylvania’s CCLC program initiative is an emphasis on active youth and family participation to ensure that both have decision-making roles in the creation, operation and evaluation of every 21st Century Community Learning Center in Pennsylvania. Another key aspect of Pennsylvania’s program is its intense focus on school and community collaboration. Our schools are encouraged to mobilize school, community and private sector social and health services support and resources in order to remove barriers that impede students’ learning.

To read more about the state wide program, please visit the Pennsylvania 21st Century website here.

We work closely with the Center for Schools and Communities to ensure we deliver high quality programs for your children