Posted: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:16am Updated: Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:27am

21st CCLC grantees are consistently providing high quality academic and enrichment activities to youth across the state. Stay up-to-date with what programs and special events are going on and how 21st CCLC programs connect with other afterschool efforts statewide.

Grantee Updates

2019 21st CCLC State Evaluation

2018 Innovation Grant Initiatives

2018 Innovation Grants were awarded to nine 21st CCLC grantees for the 2018-2019 program year. Grantees applied for additional funding to design and execute a new initiative within their existing 21st CCLC out-of-school time program. Awarded initiatives were diverse and covered several topic areas, including STEM/STEAM, College & Career Readiness, Social-Emotional Learning, and Restorative Practices. Below is a brief description of each initiative and an artifact they created to share their initiative with the public.

  1. Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington County

    Huntington, Indiana
    Contact: Mandy Reber, Executive Director ReberM@bgchuntington.com

    In an effort to create a new organizational culture and lower behavior suspensions of the youth in their program, Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington County used Innovation Grant funds to create a strategic restorative practices plan for the organization as well as daily restorative practice to integrate into youth programs.
    To share this initiative with the public, staff from Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington County will be connecting with other afterschool programs to share how they can replicate this model through initiative design, strategy, and intended outcomes.  If you are interested in learning more about their initiative, please reach out to the contact person listed above.

  2. Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Contact: Rebecca James, Director of Community Programs rjames@bgcindy.org

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis used funds to strengthen their partnership with WFYI, aiming to align their programs with high-quality STEM instruction, embed STEM and literacy into staff toolkits, and connect school day STEM instruction to the afterschool program.
    Click here to view their project presentation. For more information on their partnership and initiative details, please reach out to the contact person listed above.

  3. Communities in Schools of Clark County

    Jeffersonville & Clarksville, Indiana
    Contact: Michelle Allen, Director of Programming mallen@cisclark.org

    In an effort to improve behavior outcomes of afterschool youth, grades 1-12, Communities in Schools of Clark County used funds to deliver interventions, using a restorative practice framework, through the Communities in Schools National Model of 3 Tiers of Integrated Student Supports for all youth in the afterschool program.
    Click here to view their train-the-trainer tools and resources

  4. Edna Martin Christian Center

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Contact: Jamie Scott, Youth Program Coordinator jscott@ednamartincc.org

    Edna Martin Christian Center used funds to create the “iMovement” curriculum—a social-emotional learning initiative focused on addressing the challenges their youth face, in order to increase positive behaviors and opportunities to give back to their community.
    Click here to view their iMovement curriculum

  5. Family & Children’s Place

    New Albany, Indiana
    Contact: Robbie Fenwick, Family and School Services rfenwick@famchildplace.org

    Family & Children’s Place used funds to create the “What Makes a Superhero?” program that integrated STEAM activities with leadership, employment, and community opportunities to address the academic and social needs of youth.
    Click here to view their project plan workbook

  6. H. Boner Community Center

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Contact: Brittany Kronmiller, Director of IndyEast Achievement Zone, bkronmiller@jbncenters.org

    John H. Boner Community Center used funds to expand current college and college efforts within their existing afterschool programs. Their afterschool program, EDGE, is a part of the IndyEast Achievement Zone, a place-based initiative that provides evidence-based solutions to create a pipeline of services for youth from cradle-to-career.
    Click here to view their college & career toolkit

  7. Indiana Parenting Institute of St. Joseph County

    South Bend, Indiana
    Contact: Leslie Wesley, Executive Director lesliewesley@ipi-sjc.org

    In an effort to address the gap in current college & career readiness programming, Indiana Parenting Institute of St. Joseph County used funds to provide workforce coaches and career mentors to high school juniors & seniors. The program also includes a parent workforce ready component.
    Click here to view their project presentation. For more information on their partnership and initiative details, please reach out to the contact person listed above.

  8. Michigan City Area Schools—Safe Harbor

    Michigan City, Indiana
    Contact: Sherri Silcox, Program Coordinator ssilcox@mcas.k12.in.us

    Michigan City Area Schools—Safe Harbor used funds to create an “Afterschool Manufacturing Academy” to inspire youth to discover, explore, experiment, and take learning risks while learning transferrable manufacturing skills. The program utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach including reading, writing, art, and STEM.
    Click here to view their project report

  9. The Starke County Youth Club

    Knox, Indiana
    Contact: Irene Szakonyi, Executive Director irenes@thescyc.org

    In an effort to implement a formal, evidence-based, Social-Emotional Learning program in their afterschool program, The Starke County Youth Club used funds to purchase the Second Step curriculum, aimed at increasing access and engagement in high-quality social-emotional skills in both youth and staff.
    Click here to view their project report