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21st CCLC Grant Proposal Submitted and Now Available for Public Review

LIFRC, the Lopez Island School District, and community partners have submitted a proposal to establish a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) serving local youth and their families. If awarded, these federal funds administered by the WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will be used to offer after-school and summer programs for K-5th grade and 6-8th grade students.

Goals of the proposed new 21st CCLC program align with state and federal goals to 1) provide opportunities for academic enrichment to help students meet state and local academic standards; 2) offer a broad array of high quality, additional services to complement the regular academic program and participating student needs; 3) provide parents and families with opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including literacy and related educational development; and 4) offer high quality learning opportunities that lead to positive outcomes and meet requirements for program implementation.

The 21st CCLC program will be implemented with talented and strong community partners: Lopez Island Library, Advocates of Lopez Island Gathering for Neurodiversity (ALIGN), Lopez Island Farm Education (LIFE) Program, Lopez Island PTSA, KWIAHT - Center for Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea, Orcas Island Prevention Coalition, Safe San Juans, other LIFRC Programs (Lopez Food Share, Calm and Connected Program, Youth Mentoring Programs, Equity Institute - La Cima Youth Leadership, Parent-Tots Vroom science based Brain Building tips for parents ), San Juan County Community Wellness and Primary Intervention Program, Voices and Visions (BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and disability right leaders), and talented community members that teach outdoor survival skills.

The proposal is available here for the local public to review.

Find out more about the 21st CCLC grant competition here.

Please contact us with questions or comments: Stephanie Stratil at (LIFRC Youth Learning Programs Director)

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