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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

Project Director: Ronnie Dougherty
30 Dutch Lane Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
Phone: 732-761-2240
Fax: 732-577-7029

County: Monmouth

Servicing School District: Freehold Borough

CLC Sites: Park Avenue Complex and Freehold Learning Center

Partners: YMCA of Western Monmouth County, Freehold Borough Educational Foundation, Freehold Borough Police Department, Student Health Awareness Center of CentraState, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County, Barnes & Noble, Freehold Borough Public Library, Freehold's Rotary Club, Freehold Borough's Shade Tree Commission

Serving Grade Level: 4-8

No. of Students to be Served: 420

No. of Adults to be Served: 40

Times of Services: Freehold Intermediate: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM; Freehold Learning Center 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM; and Park Avenue Elementary: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Summer: 8:00 AM - 12 Noon

The Freehold Borough Public Schools 21st CCLC Program enables us to increase students’ academic achievements and social experiences by incorporating high-quality supplemental services in academic areas such as literacy and mathematics and enrichment activities in areas such as technology, music, art, cultural, recreation, drama, health and nutrition, and character education. Our students have a seamless transition from the school day to our program and, in fact, simply consider it the second part of the school day. The program strengthens and builds upon the partnership and collaborative relationships within the Freehold Borough community by giving the participating students and families access to all available resources through a coordinated service program. Through this program, we are able to meet the needs of our parents and families by offering workshops such as “ESL for Adults” and “Technology for Parents.” To help bridge the language gap in our community, we also offer adult Spanish classes for our English speaking parents.