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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Dorothy Isaac - Site Coordinator (Otken Elementary School)

Evelynn Williamson - Site Coordinator (Higgins Middle School)

Dr. Lynda Taylor - Site Coordinator (Summit Elementary School)


The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) offer academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families during non-school hours, after school, and during summer recess. Some of the activities offered include: project-based lessons, homework assistance, tutoring, Life Skills, music, dance, arts and crafts, much more. Activities vary from site to site. Our academic enrichment opportunities aim to meet state and district performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and math. Students are given healthy meals each day before activities begin. Communication between parents and the after-school staff is an important part of the program.




  • Provide safe, challenging, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills
  • Work in collaboration with schools and community resources to offer children and youth an array of accessible and diverse services and opportunities
  • Promote positive relationships among children, youth, family and adults
  • Engage children, youth, families, school and community partners in ongoing design, implementation and evaluation of activities
  • Invest in a diverse, skilled and committed staff
  • All sites offer morning tutorial from 7:00 am until 7:45 am


School Based:

Otken Elementary School

Summit Elementary School

Higgins Middle School


Neighborhood Learning Centers (NLC)

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Mississippi