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New Jersey 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Soaring Beyond Expectations, Aferschool Programs

New Jersey Department of Education Office of Student Support Services 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and Out-of-School Time Resources
New Jersey 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Soaring Beyond Expectations, Aferschool Programs

Boys & Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer County

PProject Director:  Patricia Lee-Hines
212 Centre St. Trenton, NJ 08611
609-392-3191 x114 

County:  Mercer

Servicing School District: Trenton

CLC Sites:  Boys & Girls Club of Trenton at Centre St.
P.J. Hill Elementary
Village Charter School

Partners:  Trenton Public Schools, Village Charter School

Serving Grade Level:  4-8

No. of Students to be served:  205

No. of Adults to be Served:  100

Times of Services: After-school at Village: 3:45-6:45 pm, After-school at PJ Hill: 3:15-6:15 pm,    After-school at Centre St.: 3:30-6:30 pm
Summer Camp: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays at Centre St. 9 am to 3 pm school year

Abstract: The Boys & Girls Club of Trenton & Mercer County will implement a comprehensive after school program through the 21st Century CLC grant at three locations in the city of Trenton to serve 205 4th to 8th grade students. Two of the program locations are schools; Village Charter and PJ Hill.  Students from the Trenton Catholic Academy, Paul Robeson Charter, Foundations Academy Charter School, Martin Luther King School, The Garvey School, and Columbus Elementary School are transported by school bus at school dismissal to the Club's 212 Centre Street facility.  The program's curriculum will utilize Boys & Girls Clubs of America evidence and best practice programs, along with programs from collaborators such as Mercer County 4-H, The College of NJ, HiTops of Princeton, Princeton Martial Arts Center, and ArtWorks.  The program model will also support the State of New Jersey's High School Graduation initiative by providing academic support, building character, teaching life skills, developing mentoring relationships between staff & youth, and developing career aspirations.  The project curriculum will also focus on a theme of Integrative STEM (iSTEM), with hands on, innovative projects and activities in STEM programs as well as across all program curricula. This integrative approach engages youth in activities that build on their interests and provides an opportunity for STEM career exploration.
The program start and end dates will be determined by the Trenton Board of Education calendar. Barring any changes by the Board of Education the program start date will be the first full day of school following the first day and conclude on the last full day of school before the last day.

Summer Camp will begin the fist 8 weeks following the last day of the after school program.