The Bremen Public School Corporation was recently awarded $120,000 through the Indiana Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program.
The federally-funded program provides at-risk students a safe environment during non-school hours. This program includes multiple centers and sites which can be located in schools, community facilities, or faith-based facilities.
All centers much provide a range of high-quality services to support regular school-day academics and development. Potential services can include tutoring and mentoring as well as homework assistance and reading and STEM programs.
They can also work to provide drop out prevention and character education, physical education and recreational activities. Another component of the program is involving adult family members in actively participating through education and personal development opportunities.
Bremen Schools were one of 38 applicants that were selected to receive a portion of the $8.4 million dollars of available funds. INDOE reports that this year’s opportunity was incredibly competitive. In order to determine the successful applications, each application received at least 3 scores from external peer reviewers with direct experience in out-of-school programming.