21st Century Community Learning Center, 21stCCLC

Erin Comfort
21st Century Coordinator



21st Century Community Learning Center


What is the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC)?

  This federally-funded program supports a learning center that provides Newport Independent Schools’ students with academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours. It will also offer students enrichment activities through exposure to diverse recreational, social and cultural activities. In addition, the CLC will provide fun, family-focused activities to help promote parental engagement in and outside the home.

  The 21st Century program will strive to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in life while also preparing them for college and future careers.

What does programming look like?

  After school clubs will begin September 7th and run until May 19th. Programs will operate Monday through Thursday, 3:00PM to 5:00PM. Programs run on a weekly basis and begin with a healthy snack followed by required homework help.

  Each club/ program will incorporate homework assistance/technology time, an educational activity as well as a physical activity. All students are dismissed at 5:00PM to be picked up by parent/authorized adult, or they have the privilege of walking home (must have prior guardian approval).

How do I sign my child up?

  All students must fill out a CLC registration form in order to be registered for after school clubs. Once the form is received by 21st CCLC staff, the student and family will then be contacted to discuss schedule and child’s interest. From there, students will either be added to programming or put on a waiting list to join at a later date.  SPOTS ARE LIMITED.

Is there a morning program?

 Yes, Movin’ in the Morning (morning program) starts August 17th and runs until May 25th. Hours of operation are 6:50AM-7:50AM, Monday through Friday. Students will enter into the school gymnasium where they will participate in several physical activates of their choosing for 30 minutes, they will then have the option to work on computers/IPAD or finish homework with a certified teacher. Breakfast is open from 7:30AM-7:55AM.

Who leads programming?

  Clubs are lead by certified or classified Newport Independent Schools’ personnel. This allows students the opportunity to get to know their school-day staff on a deeper, more personal level during out of school hours.

Who runs 21stCCLC?

Newport High School Site Director (7-8th grade) - Erin Comfort


Newport Intermediate Site Coordinator- Kim Mullins-Ward


Newport Primary Site Coordinator- Torrie Watkins