SCHOOL DISTRICT OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, TAMPA
The Tampa 21st Century Community Learning Centers Project will keep six neighborhood school buildings open after regular school hours as places of high quality, safe centers of high interest learning activity. The thematic thread running through all six centers is a school-based enterprise of youth-run businesses involving students in the application of academic, social, and career skills.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FORT LAUDERDALE
These centers will offer teen counseling for at-risk and juvenile offenders; teen support groups for middle school age parents; after school and weekend programs to improve academic performance; expanded academic services and learning opportunities for students; cultural awareness training to meet the needs of a multicultural community; recreational activities; and expanded health services.
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, WEST PALM
This project, a consortium of one rural and two inner-city elementary schools, will focus on integrated education, health, social service, recreational and cultural programs. The programs are intended to provide children with the opportunity to improve reading and learning, develop positive interactions with others, and avoid destructive behaviors.
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BLOUNTSTOWN $200,000
The Blountstown Middle School and its partners will provide a 12 week summer art day camp for middle school children, followed by Saturday camps for 31 weeks to parallel the school year. Activities include the use of unique, art-based curriculum, support services for mentors and tutors, nutrition and drug education, technology training, recreation, parenting classes, and library services.
LAUREL HILL SCHOOL, LAUREL HILL $134,610
Laurel Hill School will establish a school-based center for the delivery of education and human services including after-school care with learning activities for adolescents and middle-school students, summer enrichment activities, expanded library access for students and the community and advanced technology skills training for students, families and community members.
ASPIRA OF FLORIDA, INC, MIAMI $200,000
ASPIRA, a Latino-youth organization, will serve economically disadvantaged youth and their families at ASPIRA's alternative middle schools, Accolade and Accolade South in the Enterprise Zones in Wynwood. Among the proposed activities are: integrated after-school programs that include math, science, reading, tutoring, neighborhood science lab, dance, cultural events, teen pregnancy prevention, and leadership clubs for middle school students; summer camp and weekend activities for students in the community.