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21st Century Community Learning for Children
Opportunities for Evanston Children
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant offers engaging and enriching opportunities for K-12th grade students during out-of-school time.

The Elementary After-School Program, through a partnership with Uinta County School District #1 and Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1, is available at each of Evanston’s four elementary schools throughout the school year. Activities run from 3:40-5:10 p.m. with a nutritious snack and school bus transportation provided daily.

Programming opportunities include topics such as: Readers Theater, computers and technology, math games, science, Leadership Institute, art and games and recreation. Classes are designed to complement the regular-school day through fun, hands-on activities and vary by school and session to continually enhance learning and development.

The Elementary After-School Program has experienced significant growth over the past three years and currently serves approximately 500 students on any given enrichment day. This program is free of charge.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant also partners with the Evanston Child Development Center (ECDC) , Youth Opportunities Unlimited! and Uinta County 4-H.

ECDC offers after-school and summer programs designed to enrich and remediate, as well as provide interactive and creative learning opportunities. A Kindergarten readiness summer program is also available to children preparing to enter school the subsequent fall. For more information on the ECDC programs, please contact 307-444-7040.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited! is a youth center open daily to all middle and high school students. A great combination of work and play, YOU! offers academic assistance through tutoring and homework help. It also boasts a fully-equipped computer lab, an in-house café, pool tables and gaming stations, as well as many places to hang out with friends in a safe, healthy and positive environment. Character education and leadership are emphasized through games and weekly activities and numerous special events are planned throughout the school year and summer. The center is open after-school, Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and during the summer, Monday-Friday from Noon – 6:00 p.m. For more information regarding YOU!, please contact 307-783-6328.

Uinta County 4-H offers many diverse opportunities for students during the school year and throughout the summer. As America’s largest out-of-school educational program for youth, 4-H instills qualities and characteristics that enable young people to become self-directing and productive members of society. Life skills and character education are predominate themes and educational projects and activities in animal science, home economics, natural resources, handcrafts, and math and science (to name a few) are available. To find out more about becoming involved in 4-H, please contact 307-783-0570.

Nation-wide, after-school programs have proven to benefit students academically, behaviorally and socially. Based on results from the Wyoming Department of Education’s Annual Report (released November, 2009), Uinta County students mirror these national statistics. With respect to the UCSD #1 after-school programs, the findings indicate overall participant improvement and cite that students' grades and proficiencies increased "substantially" in both mathematics and language arts.

Contact Information:
Contact Person: Tamra Petersen  mattandtamra@msn.com
Title: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Coordinator
Phone: 307-789-2212
Hours of Operation: varies by program

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