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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 six 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 ensure all resources are in place. The goals are to: (1) increase academic performance through engaging in 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



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.    

2023 - 2024 Meetings

  • August 8, 2023
  • September 12, 2023
  • October 10, 2023
  • November 14, 2023
  • January 9, 2024
  • February 13, 2024
  • March 12, 2024
  • April 9, 2024
  • May 14, 2024
  • June 11, 2024

* No meetings in July or December

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