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21st CCLC

21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), After-school Programs of the McComb School District, McComb, Mississippi, are open to students enrolled in the McComb School District. The program offers academic, STEM, STEAM, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families during non-school hours, before school, after school, and during summer recess. 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 snacks/meals each day before activities begin. Communication between parents and the after-school staff is an important part of the program.


601-684-4661 Ext. 1126


The 21st Century Community Learning Centers coincides with the McComb School District calendar and does not operate on school holidays or vacations. However, a summer program is offered. If school is cancelled due to inclement weather or some other unforseen circumstance, the program will also be cancelled. Notifications will be made through the school's standard procedure.


  • After school keeps our children safe!
  • Helps our families
  • Inspires learning in a safe environment
  • Offers students the opportunities to participate in community service


  • 25% of youth, or 14.3 million children, have no place to go after school
  • The parents of 28 million children work outside of the home
  • Juvenile crime triples in the hours after the school day ends
  • Opportunities for you to explore arts, physical activity and music are diminished during regular school hours
  • High school graduation rates are falling and after school activities helps keep our children attending and engaged
  • After school programs can alleviate child care and safety worries of working parents


  • 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 7:00am until 7:45am
  • All sites have extended library hours Monday, Wednesday and Thursday both before and after school
Kennedy Elementary School 
21st Century Community Learning Center Program
Kennedy Elementary School
207 S. Myrtle Street
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-2889
3:30pm until 4:30pm
Otken Elementary School
401 Montana Avenue
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-3749
3:30pm until 5:00pm
Higgins Middle School
1000 Elmwood Street
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-2038
3:30 pm until 5:00 pm
Our Community Partners
• City of McComb
• McComb Housing Authority
• Boys and Girls Club
• 24th Street Church of Christ (Algiers)
• Pleasant Grove East McComb Baptist Church
• Walkers Chapel Baptist Church (Burglund)


The McComb School District completes all teaching experience/employment verifictions through Verifent.