Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center

Generally, on-site programming will follow all COVID-19 safety measures which are implemented during day school. However, in some instances, after school safety measures may be more stringent.
Walton County School District and Student Success Alliance (formerly Communities In Schools of Walton County) partner to provide a Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center (NML 21st CCLC) for ten centers. The centers operate outside of school hours for at least 12 hours weekly. The centers serve ten Title I schools, grades k-12. The NML 21st CCLC programs provide a high-quality afterschool program that responds to the identified needs of students and their families, specifically addressing academic under-achievement, limited cultural experiences, and low attendance rates in a positive and safe environment that empowers students to grow socially, emotionally and academically.

The program aligns with the regular school day and utilizes community partners to assure all resources are in place. The goals are to: (1) increase academic performance through engaging academic enrichment activities (along with tutoring and homework help); (2) improve positive student behavior through cultural, recreational, arts, life skills, and technology activities, and (3) to increase family involvement through literacy and related educational activities for families of NML 21st CCLC students.

Goals are measured through EOCT and EOGT scores; classroom grades; homework completion; class participation; behavior changes; and student, teacher, and parent feedback.
Staff Development Provided
  • NML 21st CCLC Philosophy, Regulations, Goals & Objectives, Models
  • Effective Afterschool Math Strategies
  • Effective Afterschool Reading Strategies
  • Using Smart Boards/I-pads/Technology
  • Classroom/Behavior Management
  • Best Practices in Remediation & Acceleration
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Georgia Milestones
  • College & Career Performance Index (CCRPI)
  • GA Afterschool Youth Development Standards (ASYD)
  • School Emergency Procedures
  • Ethics, Sexual Harassment, First Aid, Child Abuse, McKinney-Vento
  • You-For-Youth Professional Development

Click the image below to access the "How the Empty the Nest" presentation.  Celeste Cannon, WCSD 6th -12th grade 
and CTAE Curriculum Director, shared tips and strategies with parents on how to support their children as they 
transition through middle school, high school and beyond. 

OR click the link shown below.


The Partnership for Families, Children and Youth serves as the advisory board for our programs.  
All meetings are held at the WCSD BOE Annex at 8 a.m.    

2022 - 2023 Meetings

August 9, 2022
November 8, 2022
January 10, 2023
February 14, 2023
March 14, 2023
April 11, 2023
May 9, 2023
June 13, 2023

* No September meeting in lieu of training

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