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21st_Century_logoThe 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant Program’s focus is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending selected schools and their families. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition, 21st CCLC programs provide youth development activities, behavior intervention programs, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art, music and recreation programs, counseling and character education to enhance the academic components of the program.

DMCS looks forward to continue to serve their scholars to offer them the very best! We are accepting applications for our 21st Century Community Learning Center after-school program. The after-school program operates 160 days at five days per week. The program takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with afternoon sessions from 3:10p.m. to 6:10p.m. Wednesday sessions are from 2:10p.m. to 6:10p.m. due to early dismissal.

Please read our 21st CCLC Student and Parent Handbook at your earliest convenience to gain knowledge and information about our 21st Century Community Learning Center here at Downtown Miami Charter School. As a sub-recipient of the 21st CCLC Grant, we are committed to submitting the required deliverable documentations prior to or on the due dates.

Complete the registration form and return it to Mr. Diz at your earliest convenience.

21st CCLC Summer Camp

DMCS will provide a six week (6) 21st CCLC Summer Camp from June 19 to July 28 for five days a week operating from 8:00am to 4:00pm. This will fill care giving gaps for working parents and provide academic enrichment for the students in the summer. Here is what you need to know about our summer camp:

What: Providing FREE Summer Camp to any scholars entering grades 3-6 who needs to catch up to grade level, is currently participating in CCLC or receives Free or Reduced Lunch.  Subject to seats available. Breakfast, Lunch and Snack will be provided each day

When: Monday, June 19, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at No Cost
8:00-8:30- Breakfast
8:30-12:30- Math, Technology, English Language Arts Instruction, Science, Recess & Lunch
12:30-4:00- Activities- Lego Robotics, Health/Fitness, Drama, Coding, Gardening, Simple Machine Legos, Humane Education, Chess, etc.

Personal Enrichment: College & Career Readiness, Bullying Prevention, Character integration

How: Complete the attached form and return to Mr. Diz by Friday, May 6, 2016

Why: To help scholars stay engaged in learning and provide them with healthy and motivating activities for most of the summer. Scholars who keep learning throughout the summer are more likely to catch up or surpass grade level expectations.

Field Trips:
Jungle Island, Seaquarium, Miami Marlins Game, Miami Children’s Museum, Zoo Miami & Amelia Earhart Park

2017 CCLC SUMMER CAMP Registration_Form

21st CCLC Summer Happenings

Appreciation for our natural world, its beauty and our environmental responsibilities grows from engagement, enjoyment and exploration at an early age. This is why our Gardening Club has been nurturing our soil to grow healthy vegetables. Our Garden Clubs promotes and encourages youth gardening as a way of expanding the horizons of children, instilling a love of gardening, conservation, recognition of plants, trees, shrubs and flowers, and an awareness of the interconnectivity of life forms. Establishing our gardens educates our children about nature, horticulture and the environment, and to nurture an appreciation for plants and gardening. These gardens become outdoor classrooms that assist teachers in reinforcing principles of math, science and nutrition.

Mad Science brings kids the fun, the amazement and the wonder of all things science. Mad Science created a spark within our scholars’ minds to think about science in a new way and inspire innovative thinking to our young doctors, nurses and scientists of tomorrow! They provided spectacular demonstrations for our scholars as well as hands-on activities, and real world discussions that made learning about science fun for our scholars!

We have partnered with HandsOn Miami to create meaningful, hands-on, flexible service opportunities for our scholars. Benefits of our mentorship program with HandsOn Miami are: Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices, better attitudes about school, higher educational aspirations, enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence, improved behavior, both at home and at school, and stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers as well as improved interpersonal skills!

Our scholars learn with all of their senses, and robotics aligns more naturally with the active, hands-on development of our scholars. Studies have shown that a multi-sensory approach activates a larger number of cognitive connections. Our scholars are emotionally and physically engaged, making increased neural connections that result in active learning and enhanced long-term experiential recall. Communication and collaboration are critical skills to prepare our scholars for the world outside the classroom doors. Robotics challenges offer students opportunities in all forms of socialization, including burgeoning listening skills, and considering and evaluating alternate perspectives. Robotic challenges offer students exciting opportunities to build and express their imaginations!


Program Information

Site: Downtown Miami Charter School
Target Schools: Downtown Miami Charter School
Hours of Operation: After-school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 3:10 p.m. to 6:10 p.m./ Wednesdays 2:10 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.

Program Director: Christian Diz

Program Coordinator: Tuere Ingraham

Grant Narrative

Summative Report


Last Updated: July 6, 2017