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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: Barbara Arrington         
100 Palmer Place
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Phone: 732-787-2007x2777
Fax: 732-471-8219

County: Monmouth

Servicing School District: Keansburg

CLC Sites: Joseph Bolger Middle School

Partners: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County, American Littoral Society, NJ Marine Science Consortium, Monmouth University Placement/Student Employment Office, Keansburg Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, School-based Services, Monmouth County Park System, Keansburg Police Department.

Serving Grade Level: 4-8

No. of Students to be Served: 120

No. of Adults to be Served: 40

Times of Services: Afterschool: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Summer: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Keansburg School District, with the support of a diverse group of local collaborators, operates an afterschool and summer camp program at the Joseph R. Bolger Middle School. By focusing on the whole child, the Keansburg School District promotes the emotional, cognitive, physical, and cultural development of all children who attend.  Students receive educational remediation in math and language arts, and enrichment in the areas of science, arts, guitar, nutrition, horticulture, and technology, through the alignment of project based lessons with New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards. Homework help is available to every child daily, and a homework link with school- day teachers is an additional tool to improve academic performance.     Students participate in various recreational activities including organized sports, yoga, gardening, arts and crafts, and board games. High school students receive job training skills, and serve as mentors and program assistants. Character Education is infused into the program using the Character Counts curriculum.  Community Service projects also give students the opportunity to build character and develop positive leadership skills.