S.A.Y. CCLC Program

What We Do...

The St. John CDC continues to provide needed services to the community by way of the S.A.Y. (Save A Youth) Programs. Presently, we have four components to the S.A.Y. Programs. The S.A.Y. After School 21st Century Learning Center has an emphasis on math and reading. We serve more than 300 children each year. The S.A.Y. Gang Prevention is a program committed to helping youth to avoid gang involvement by encouraging positive behavior. The S.A.Y. Summer Camp has served over 900 children and youth for the past eight years. This summer camp provides meaningful activities for our youth such as: Math, Reading, Computer Technology, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Bowling, Skating, Culinary Arts, Character Education, Gang Prevention, Sports and Field Trips.

The 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The program provides after-school and summer camp academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools to help the students meet local and state academic standards in Reading, Mathematics, and Science. At the end of the 2014-2015 school year, 96.7% of student participants tested in the after-school program performed at or above grade level.

In addition, programs may provide activities for youth development, STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, and Math), character education, counseling, gang prevention, music, and recreation to enhance the program’s academic components. Literacy and community outreach components are also supported through the program.   

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21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY

LEARNING CENTERS

The 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The program provides before and after-school, weekend, and summer school academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low-performing schools to help them meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading, mathematics, and science. As a result of successful ESEA waiver application, effective in 2012-2013, 21st CCLC programs in North Carolina may choose to also offer services during the school day. In addition, programs may provide activities for youth development, drug and violence prevention, art, music, technology, character education, counseling, and recreation to enhance the program's academic components. The program also supports a component for family literacy and community outreach.

S.A.Y. (Save A Youth) 21st

CCLC After-school Program

The S.A.Y. After-school Program is grant funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Center to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for children and families.

The S.A.Y. program believes that after-school programs should provide opportunities and experiences that stimulate a child’s intellectual, social and physical development

YOUTH LEADERSHIP

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:

  • ‪Increased accountability for the youth 
  • Improvement in pro-social skills behavior 
  • Improvement in responsible decision making ‪
  • Improvement in classroom attendance and academic achievement
  • Reduction in involvement in delinquent activities ‪
  • Completion of vocational training in at least two vocational fields ‪
  • Increased apprenticeship and employment opportunities


The S.A.Y. Vocational Program is grant funded through the Governor's Crime Commission and the local Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Program Evaluation

School Year 2014-2015

Out of 359 Students Participated in the SAY After school Program, 347 met all local and state requirements for advancement to the next grade. 


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Comprehensive Plan

School Year 2014-2015

Out of 359 Students Participated in the SAY After-school Program, 347 met all local and state requirements for advancement to the next grade.