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The 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs


Name Barbour County (World Vision, Inc.)
Site Name KidREACH (Relating, Education And Communicating Hope)
Contact(s) Carol Malcolm-Parsons
Address 420 Chestnut Street , Philippi, WV 26416
Phone 304-457-5270 ext. 294 Fax 304-457-6747
Email cmalcolm@worldvision.org Summer # 304-457-5270

Program Description:

The KidREACH program has been in Barbour County for ten years. Currently in the fifth year of this grant cycle, our enrollment is 120 for our three sites, with nine paid staff at the sites in addition to the program director.

What is so wonderful about the KidREACH Program is that, while we focus on academics through tutoring and skill-building, we also focus on the “whole” child. Teaching children how to make better choices and how to build positive relationships is so important in the development of a successful adult. We also enjoy getting to spend time with skill-building activities that schools do not have the time or resources to do.

Barbour County After-School


Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle- Martinsburg/Berkeley Co. Unit

Site Name

Project Learn

Contact(s) Amber Glennon

Physical Address: 105 W. John St., Martinsburg, WV 25401

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1184, Martinsburg, WV 25402

Phone (304) 263-2696 Fax (304) 263-1833
Email aglennon.bgclub@frontier.com Summer # (304) 263-2696

Program Description:

Project Learn will operate four days a week (Monday – Thursday) at Orchard View Intermediate, Eagle School Intermediate, and North Middle School with additional programming offered at the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle – Martinsburg/Berkeley Co. Unit.  Students receive homework help, math and reading tutoring, recreation, a nutritious supper, and a variety of enrichment activities. 

Name Boone County Schools
Site Name Project GOAL (Gaining Opportunities At Life)
Contact(s) Nancy Booth
Address 69 Avenue B, Madison, WV 25130
Phone 304-369-4565 Fax 304-369-4165
Email njbooth@access.k12.wv.us Summer # 304-369-4565

Program Description:

Our program “Project GOAL” is a collaborative effort among Boone County Schools, The Clay Center and Southern West Virginia Community College.   Project GOAL:   Gaining Opportunities at Life is an after-school program at Scott High, Sherman Senior High, and Van Senior High Schools.  The program takes place Tuesday - Wednesday –Thursday,  3pm – 6pm during the months of November through May of the school year.   Our program is targeting 9th and 10th grade students this first year and will continue targeting 9th graders each successive year.  Hopefully as the word spreads the number of students participating in the program will increase. 

The goals for Project GOAL  include: 1) Students will be college- or career-ready upon graduation; 2) Boone County Schools will increase the graduation rate and decrease the drop-out rate of 9th-12th grade students in Boone County; and 3) Parents, families and community members will be engaged in students’ success, improve skills and access career and college opportunities.   During this three hour period, students receive a snack/Dinner, homework help, one-on-one tutoring, credit recover courses if necessary, mentoring, and enrichment in the areas of science, technology, arts, engineering, business, and community service.  Planned field trips and many other creative and cultural activities are woven into this extended learning experience.    Transportation home is also available for all the students who participate in this program.


Name The Clay Center
Site Name Explore and Soar
Contact(s) Staci M. Leech-Cornell
Address The Clay Center, One Clay Square, Charleston WV 25301
Phone 304-561-3511 Fax 304-561-3598
Email sleech@theclaycenter.org Summer # 304-561-3511

Program Description:

Our program “Explore and Soar” takes place in Boone Co. WV and is a program that strives to provide a safe, educationally enriching, fun and rewarding experience for students during the hours where there may be no adult supervision in the home.  Our site works with three centers located at Madison Middle School, Sherman Jr. High School, and Van Jr. /Sr. High School.  The program includes dinner/snack, homework help, one on one tutoring, mentoring/apprenticeships in science/arts/engineering/business/etc., with field trips and many other creative and cultural activities woven into the experience.  The program is staffed by trained professionals that are ready to meet the needs of children and always provide positive personalities and solutions to given situations and changing environments.  This amplifies the positive and safe environment allowing students the opportunity to witness positive role models in action.  Our student range is grades 6th-8thand the program takes place from Monday-Thursday 3pm-6pm throughout the school year with the addition of sessions during the summer months. We are looking forward to serving the schools and students of Boone Co. and to increasing the number of student participants ever year the program is in place.

Explore and Soar,” reflects the spirit of the project in that students will be exploring a variety of professions, tutoring activities and mentorships, enabling them to soar into a brighter future.

Name Spring Hill Elementary
Site Name

Spring Hill Elementary

Contact(s) Pamela Bailey/Allyson Schoenlein/Anna Hardway
Address 1901 Hall Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
Phone 304-528-5175 Fax 304-528-5177

plbailey@access.k12.wv.us, aschoenl@access.k12.wv.us,

Summer # 304-528-5175

Program Description:


Name Calhoun County
Site Name Heads Up
Contact(s) Kristie Ritchie
Address 540 Alan B. Mollohan Drive, Mt. Zion, WV 26151-8500
Phone 304-354-6022 Fax 304-354-7711
Summer # 304-354-6148

Program Description:

Calhoun County’s 21st CCLC Program is offered at all three schools in Calhoun County: Arnoldsburg, Pleasant Hill, and Calhoun Middle/High School.  Classes are offered four nights a week Monday through Thursday.  We also offer a summer program in coordination with Energy Express.  One highlight of our program is the Saturday Fun and Learning Days offered every other month.  The first one of the 2010-2011 school year had over 300 people in attendance.  Saturday Fun and Learning Days give us the opportunity to reach more parents and children regarding the 21 CCLC program along with substance abuse programs and other educational opportunities.


Name Fayette County
Site Name New River Health Association, Inc.
Contact(s) Anthony Canada/John Schultz
Address PO Box 337, Scarbro, WV 25917
Phone 304-469-2905 ext 3322 Fax 304-465-5486
Email anthony.canada@nrhawv.org Summer # 304-469-2905 ext 3322

Program Description:

Currently are operating four sites serving approximately 300 children. Site coordinators are Alma Logan at Mount Hope Elementary, Courtney Vargo at New River Elementary, Charlene Newkirk at Southern Appalachian Labor School and Ted Dixon at Rosedale Elementary.

All sites are elementary except for the Southern Appalachian Labor School. The children love the program and they feel like they are getting a treat with after-school.

The largest partners are the Fayette County Board of Education, Southern Appalachian Labor School, and the Mount Hope Children's Council.

We are unique in the sense that we are the only after-school program in our county that offers enrichment activities along with academic instruction.   Fayette County Program


Name Jackson, Mason and Roane Counties
Site Name


Roane County-Geary, Walton, Spencer Elementary, Spencer Middle, Reedy, Roane Co High, Youth Center 

Mason County-Ashton Elementary, Beale Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Pt. Pleasant Primary, Pt. Pleasant Intermediate, Wahama High, Hannan High, Pt. Pleasant Jr/Sr High

Jackson County-Ripley Middle, Ripley Elementary, Fairplain Elementary, Kenna Elementary
Contact(s) David McCutcheon, Zach Zdanek, Adam Canter, Denise Higgs
Address 811 Madison Avenue, Spencer, WV 25276
Phone 304-927-8047 Fax 304-927-8084



Summer # 304-927-8047

Program Description:

PATCH 21st CCLC centers serve 1200 students, and have four full-time and 350 part-time employees who offer very unique programs that focus on at-risk students. We have four areas we focus on outside of our regular academic programs: entrepreneurial, service learning, character education, youth led groups. We have outstanding relationships and full-circle program involvement and results. We have over 75 participating partners in our programs and a staff dedicated to making children’s lives better by providing opportunities for students to be safe, help working parents, and provide educational enrichment.


Name Kanawha County
Site Name Bob Burdette Center, Inc.
Contact(s) Loren Friend
Address 1401 W. Washington St., Charleston, WV 25387
Phone 304-342-1158 Fax 304-343-3041


Summer # 304-342-1158

Program Description:

Charleston Extended Learning Centers (CELC) is the 21st CCLC project between the lead agency, Bob Burdette Center, Inc. (BBC), and its co-applicant partner, PRO-Kids, Inc. Both organizations are non-profit afterschool programs that operate within the city of Charleston with the BBC serving the West Side and PRO-Kids serving the East End. The BBC was established in 1998 and has served students on the West Side without interruption for over 15 years. PRO-Kids was established in 1992 and has served children on the East End for 21 years.

Children who attend a CELC program participate in intensive and comprehensive activities that provide academic, physical, social, and emotional enrichment. Students participate in homework assistance, tutoring, Girl Scouts, dance and karate classes provided by Arts in Action, gardening, community service projects, Second Step violence prevention curricula, educational enrichment activities and other cultural and social opportunities. CELC collaborates with 22 organizations who are actively involved in its programs and activities, including the Girls Scouts, Arts in Action and Child Evangelism Fellowship. In addition, the BBC actively recruits individuals to mentor students who need additional social support.


Name Kanawha County (Partnership of African American Churches)
Site Name Communities Closing the Gap
Contact(s) Reverend James Patterson / Edna Green
Address PO Box 452, Institute, WV 258112
Phone 304-768-7688 Fax 304-768-7647



Summer # 304-768-7688

Program Description:


P4260470.JPGThe Communities Closing the Gap Afterschool Program is an initiative of the Partnership of African American Churches. The program operates three community based learning centers located in Rand, Institute, and Downtown Charleston communities. Built on the foundation of the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, the centers are committed to creating opportunities for children to acquire the building blocks necessary for healthy development and ultimately becoming productive adults.bread division.JPG







During the school year, centers operate three hours daily Monday through Friday serving students, grades K through 12. Upon arrival, students participate in physical activities which assists them in transitioning from the school day to the afterschool extended learning opportunity. They complete their homework, followed by a nutritious supper provided through funding from the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. The balance of their time is spent participating in learning activities that support Next Generation skills. These include interdisciplinary themes that weave creativity, innovation, communication, information fluency, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making into core subject matter. King-Geo

Violinist.pngThrough many collaborative partnerships the program is also able to offer STEM curricula, instrumental music lessons, gardening, scouts, community service opportunities and a variety of mentoring programs and curricula geared toward character building and violence and substance abuse prevention. During the 2013/2014 school year the program and community partners are continuing the implementation of a Healthy Lifestyles Plan aimed at improving nutrition and increasing the physical activity of participants, staff members and their families. 










Name Kanawha County
Site Name Human Resource Development Foundation-East End Family Resource Center HRDF-EEFRC
Contact(s) Carolyn Wesley, Renee’ Bayes
Address 502 Ruffner Avenue, Charleston, WV  25311
Phone 304-344-1656 Fax 304-720-0201


Summer # 304-344-1656

Program Description:

“The Challenge of Champions” after school project was developed out of a seven year partnership between the HRDF and the EEFRC, who have worked together to service and support teens and their families in the Kanawha Valley through job training, mentoring, counseling, and after school services. This project  Challenges students to become Champions, not just players in the game

The Challenge of Champions, an after-school program offering academic improvement, parent support, a safe haven for youth during out-of-school time, drug and alcohol prevention programs, art enrichment, and recreational activities.  We offer a positive alternative to going home to watch television or risking the chance of becoming involved in a crime or committing a crime.  We provide the extra support to assist these students in developing life skills that promote a healthy lifestyle.

The collaborative efforts of a variety of community-based organizations and partnerships include The YWCA Sojourners Shelter, Charleston Job Corps, The Music Mentors, McHenry – Moore Artworks, WVSU Extension Service, West Virginia University, Kanawha County Workforce Investment Board,  WV DHHR West Virginia Department of Culture and History, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, KEYS 4 Healthy Kids, and Charleston Parks & Recreation.  


Name Kanawha County
Site Name The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Charleston
Contact(s) April Sigman
Address 301 Tennessee Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302
Phone 304-343-4548 Fax 304-343-6701
Email uss.salvationarmy.org Summer #

Program Description:

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Charleston offers programs in the five core program areas; Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, & Sports, Fitness & Recreation.  We serve youth ages 6-18 years.  The Club is open Monday through Friday 2:30pm-7:00pm, and 7:30am-5:30pm during summer months and school breaks.  The membership fee is $25 for the school year and $25 for the summer.

Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Name Lincoln County 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Site Name

Duval Pk-8, Guyan Valley Middle School, Hamlin PK-8, Lincoln County High School, Midway Elementary, West Hamlin Elementary

Contact(s) Rhonda L Kersey
Address 10 Marland Avenue, Hamlin, WV 25523
Phone 304-824- 3033 ext. 6264 Fax 304-824-7947
Email rlkersey@access.k12.wv.us Summer # 304-824- 3033 ext. 6264

Program Description:

Lincoln County 21st CCLC currently operate through six sites; Duval Pk-8, Guyan Valley Middle School, Hamlin PK-8, Lincoln County High School, Midway Elementary, West Hamlin Elementary. During the 2012/2013 school year a total of 756 students were in enrolled in the program. The 21st CCLC offers homework assistance, tutoring from certified teachers in the areas which students are having difficulties such as; reading, mathematics, and science.


Enrichment activities are an integral part of the programming offered in Lincoln County. Programs such as Odyssey of the Mind, Mad Science, 4-H and Girl Scouts are currently part of our programming.

DSCF0063.JPGFamily involvement is an important part of our programs and activities that are offered here in Lincoln County. Parent and community involvement is encouraged by class participation and through our volunteer programs.

The Lincoln County 21st CCLC have seen an increase in math and reading scores in students who attend the afterschool programs. At the high school there was an increase in the graduation rate.

DSCF0060.JPGOur program staff members are certified teachers and administrators. We are also glad that we have several certified volunteers that use their time to answer phones, work with students on the different enrichment activities that have been implemented at all the sites. The 40certified staff members are Rick Davis, assistant principal West Hamlin, Jennie Mc Clung, Darlene Tackett, George Gonsowski, Teresa Wickline Sabrina Ruth, Amber wells, Shawnda Whitten, Misty Tully, Justin Altizer, Josh Watson, Carla Meadows, Daryl Smith, Patricia Childers, Elizabeth Duncan, Sheri Kline, Lori Huffman, Janie Ferrell, Sue Salmons, Gary Kline, Sonda Elkins, Jonathan Escue, Vickie Damron, Connie Briles, Lori Woodrum, Paris Browning, Jessica Koester, Malissa Belcher, Melissa, Adkins, Aly White, Beth Prichard, Nancy Perry, Debbie Hall, Dee-Dee Triplett, Merlene Stratton, Debbie Jordan, Teresa Feller, Dax Hancock, Rea Pay, and Rhonda Kersey.

Our community partners are: Title I and School Improvement Grants, Lincoln County family Resource Network, Lincoln County Primary Care Center, WV D.H.H.R, West Virginia University Extension Program, and the Lincoln County EDA.

Name West Virginia Dreamers Afterschool Program
Site Name Multiple sites
Contact(s) Michael Tierney
Address 1701 Fifth Avenue #8, Charleston, WV 25312
Phone 304-414-4452 Fax 304-414-4451
Email sbsadmin@stepbystepwv.org Summer # 304-414-4452

Program Description:

The West Virginia Dreamers Afterschool Program is committed to supporting at-risk children and youth throughout the lifecycle from birth to independent adulthood - teaching them always to “dream, work, and grow”. The West Virginia Dreamers Afterschool Program currently serves over 300 students in grades K-12 and their families at five locations across southern Lincoln and Logan counties: Big Ugly Community Center, Harts PK-8, Man Elementary School, Man Middle School and Omar Elementary. Program participants receive targeted academic assistance, engaging enrichment opportunities, nutritious meals, and loving support from caring adult mentors. Our “hands-on” approach to learning allows children to identify and enliven their dreams while exploring everything from art and culture to science and technology.

Lincoln-Logan Counties


For more information about the program, contact a staff member of Step by Step, Inc. at 304-414-4452. The West Virginia Dreamers Afterschool Program is a partnership between Step by Step, Lincoln and Logan County Schools, parents, students, and a regional network of government and non-profit agencies.


Name Marion County
Site Name Marion County 21st CCLC
Contact(s) Sally Morgan and Stacey Spadafore
Address 200 Gaston Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554

304-367-2100 ext 28

304-376-2627 for Boys and Girls Club information

Fax 304-367-2111



Summer # 304-376-2627

Program Description:

Marion County has three sites serving the geographic attendance areas: Blackshere, East Park, and Watson.  The site coordinators are:  Blackshere- Kristi Manley; East Park-Tracy Fowler, and Watson- Mary Ellen Morrison.   We have over 200 students that participate throughout Marion County.  Some of the activities that the students enjoy are Afterschool Reads, Geo-fitness, Cooking, Zumba, Hands-on-Science, Computer activities, Lego Lab, Mini-music and dance lessons.

The parents like the program because they believe it builds children’s academic and social skills.  The programs have monthly field tripsMarion County After-School Program, service projects and family nights which allow  families to get involved. Each site focuses on academic skills by having a study hour which can include tutoring, homework help, computer programs, and enhancement activities.  The site coordinators have a good rapport with the teachers at each school site and talk with them daily.  We have access to the students’ assessments and data to determine what the student needs to work on.   This has allowed our students to improve in the classroom as well as on state tests. 

All of our sites have a variety of partners but some that are used at all three sites are:  Fairmont State University, Girl Scouts, Life-Long Learners, Marion County Family Resource Network, Marion County Parks and Recreation, Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club, Project CHAT, WVU, and WVU Extension Services.  Two of our sites also host a summer day camp (8 hours) for six weeks which allows us to extend our program.  The summer camp incorporates many of the activities that are used during the school year as well as implementing Voyager, swimming, and weekly field trips. 


Name McDowell County
Site Name DREAMS (Kimball Elementary, Sandy River Middle, Southside K-8)
Contact(s) Bonita Miano
Address 30 Central Avenue, Welch, WV 24801
Phone 304-436-8441, Ext. 241 Fax 304-436-3090
Email bmiano@access.k12.wv.us Summer # 304-436-8441 ext 238

Program Description:

The McDowell County Schools DREAMS program is comprised of three learning centers operating two hours per day, four days per week. The program serves over 130 students per day and employs a staff of approximately 25 including substitutes. Sites are located at Kimball Elementary, Sandy River Middle, and Southside K-8. Through the program we have seen decreases in disciplinary referrals and increases in health awareness and parent involvement, with help from partners such as Concord University and Regional Tobacco Prevention Specialists.


Name McDowell County
Site Name DREAMS 2 (Welch Elementary, Mount View High, River View High)
Contact(s) Bonita Miano
Address 30 Central Avenue, Welch, WV 24801
Phone 304-436-8441, Ext. 241 Fax 304-436-4219
Email bmiano@access.k12.wv.us Summer # 304-436-8441 ext 238

Program Description:

The McDowell County Schools DREAMS 2 program is comprised of three learning centers operating two hours per day, four days per week (Mount View runs 3hrs and 3 days). The program serves over 100 students per day and employs a staff of approximately 20 including substitutes. Sites are located at Mount View HS, River View HS, and Welch Elementary. Through the program we have seen decreases in disciplinary referrals and increases in health awareness and parent involvement, with help from partners such as Concord University and Regional Tobacco Prevention Specialists.


Name Monongalia County
Site Name Kaleidoscope 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Julia Hamilton, Operations Specialist, ext. 236 or ext. 235

Address 200 West Park Avenue, Westover, WV 26501
Phone 304-291-9288 Ext. 236 Fax 304-291-9311


Summer # 304-291-9288 Ext. 236

Program Description:

Kaleidoscope is the after-school program administered through Monongalia County Schools.  It has been in existence since 1998.

Goal 1:  To increase the academic performance of students to meet or exceed state standards in total reading and total math by providing alternative methods of instruction to increase student motivation and success

Goal 2:  To increase the number of individuals who choose a healthy lifestyle through programs that promote mentoring relationships, service learning, violence and drug prevention activities, and leadership opportunities

  • After school programs available to students in K-5 at 4 elementary sites and one middle school.
  • All sites open Monday through Friday, programs begin immediately after school until 5:30 p.m.
  • A variety of classes are offered at each location, depending upon student interest and availability of instructors (e.g. arts and crafts, theater, gymnastics, flight, creative writing, lacrosse, cooking, etc.)
  • Elementary program includes reading and math tutorial for referred students, daily homework help, family events
  • Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale 
  • A daily snack is provided to all afterschool participants
  • Collaborations include:  West Virginia Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, Community Development Block Grant, Monongalia County Schools,  BOPARC,  Burlington United Methodist Youth Services, Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club, North Central Community Action Center, Parent Educator Resource Center, Rock Forge Neighborhood House, Scott’s Run Settlement House, The Shack Neighborhood House, United Way Volunteer Action Center,Vision4RKids and West Virginia University
Name Monongalia County
Site Name Mountaineer Boys and Girls club Morgantown Connections

Dennis Poluga, Project Director

Address 918 Fortney St., Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone 304-292-7510 Fax 304-292-7511





Summer # 304-292-7510

Program Description:

Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club is the after-school program administered through Monongalia County Schools. It has been in existence since 1998.

Goal 1: To increase the academic performance of students to meet or exceed state standards in reading and math by providing one on one tutoring, academic help  and differentiated instructions to increase students motivation and success.

Goal 2: To provide a safe place for children after school with recreational activities, companionship and instill a positive sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence as well as violence and drug prevention activities and leadership opportunities.

  • After school programs available to students in grades K-12
  • Open Monday through Friday until 7pm for all grades and open till 8pm for middle and high school students.
  • A variety of classes are offered and members attend dependant on interest (e.g. arts and crafts, theater, music, creative writings, etc)
  • Reading and Math tutors for referred students, daily homework help and family days are available for all students.
  • Membership is based on a sliding fee scale.
  • A daily snack is provided to all afterschool members.
  • Collaborations include: West Virginia Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, Monongalia County Schools, BOPARC, Kaleidoscope, Parent Educator Resource Center, BB&T, MountainLine Transit System, Mid-Atlantic Aerospace Complex Aerospace Education Program, Americorps, United Way, West Virginia University, Center for Civic Engagement, Volunteers, Conoco-Philips Corporation, One economy, Comcast among others.
Name Nicholas County
Site Name Project Connect
Contact(s) Tony Nichols, Project Director
Cathy Lester, Project Secretary
Address 400 Old Main Drive, Summersville, WV 26651
Phone 304-872-3611 Fax 304-872-4626



Summer # 304-872-3611

Program Description:

Project Connect seeks to “re-connect” high school students to their school community.  Academic support is offered in core subjects, as well as enrichment opportunities.  Community resources are also utilized to provide local expertise tied to student interests and needs.  Students who are drop-out risks are targeted, specifically. 

Nicholas County After-School Images

Name Ohio County - Anchor
Site Name Madison, Triadelphia Middle and Wheeling Park High School
Contact(s) Rick Morgan
Address 91 Zane Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone 304-243-0366
Fax 304-243-0457
Email rmorgan@oionline.com Summer # 304-975-1357

Program Description:

The Anchor Program is located in Wheeling in Ohio County and is part of the Ohio County School System.  It has three sites: Madison Elementary, Triadelphia Middle, and Wheeling Park High School.  There are currently 120 students who have enrolled in grades 1-8 with an average daily attendance of 100. Attendance at the high school varies each week where students do credit recovery, and catch up on class work and homework, using Edline as a valuable tool.  Ohio County After-School Students

Anchor is in its eighth year of operation. Anchor goals are academic achievement, providing resources for children and families and encouraging healthy lifetime habits. Our strengths are our contributing partners, excellent programming for at risk students, superior staff members and our seamless connection to the regular school day. Another strength is the ability of our students to have hot, cooked, nutritious meals at Laughlin Chapel and at Wheeling Park High School each day after Anchor.  Anchor has 16 certified Ohio County teacher staff members, four substitutes, two bus drivers and seven West Liberty University Student Teacher employees for a total of 29 staff. 

Anchor has ten contributing partners:  Ohio County Schools, West Liberty University, Wheeling Jesuit University, Laughlin Chapel, Oglebay Institute, Ohio County Family Resource Network, Wheeling Symphony, the Ohio County Public Library, the most recent partner being the Black Diamond Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts.



Name Preston County
Site Name Afterschool Explorers
Contact(s) Susie Huggins
Address Preston County Board of Ed., 731 Preston Drive, Kingwood, WV 26537
Phone 304-288-5244 Fax 304-329-0720
Email preston21stcentury@yahoo.com Summer # 304-288-5244

Program Description:

The Preston County Board of Education is currently in its 10th year of providing after school programs via a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. The funding for this project has afforded the county with the opportunity to provide quality after school, summer, and special event activities for many area children and families. The goals of the 21st CCLC grant include: targeting risk factors of poverty (including academic failure), increasing out-of-school enrichment opportunities for children, and increasing collaboration among families and community agencies in an effort to increase after school programs for area youth. Program activities include various enrichment opportunities, direct instruction in basic skill areas, homework help, a nutritious snack or meal, a fitness component as well as drug and violence prevention activities.

Seven out of twelve county schools have been served via CLCs since July 2005. Physical sites exist at the Aurora School ~ including middle school students starting in 2012-13, Bruceton School, Fellowsville Elementary, Kingwood Elementary. Previous sites include Rowlesburg School and Terra Alta. Tunnelton Denver Elementary serves as a feeder to Fellowsville Elementary. We have incredible energetic staffs at the 4 sites and we also employ 4 Site Coordinators, a new assistant Laurie Noland, and a Project Director. The strong collaborative relationships that we have with several community partners is what affords us the ability to provide activities and events that often exceed what funding makes possible. Our partners include: Aurora Churches/Pioneer Club, CEOS (Community Education Outreach Services), Evansville Community Association, Food for Preston, Preston County Caring Council/FRN, Preston County Health Department, Preston County Starting Points, Preston County Child Nutrition Program, Preston Prevention Partnership, PTO/PTA, RESA VII, Title I, WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources and WVU Extension Office to name a few.

For 2013-14 we are looking forward to teaming with the Preston County Schools Title I Parent Volunteer program at 3 of the schools. READ ALOUD WV is beginning a committee here in Preston County through Preston County Reading Council. The Preston County Reading Council is the oldest chapter in the state of West Virginia. Local churches gave away over 500 backpacks in August to children across Preston County. The Preston 21st CCLC had a display at this event and recruited volunteers. The Preston 21st CCLC will also be contributing to the PRESTON READS Facebook page. You can also visit us at http://www.prestoncountyschools.com/pages/Preston_CSD/21st_Century_Community_Learnin

Name Ritchie County
Site Name S.T.A.R.S. (Strategies To Accelerate Ritchie Students)
Contact(s) Linda Campbell
Address 134 South Penn Avenue, Harrisville, WV 26362
Phone 304-643-2991 Ext. 222 Fax 304-643-2994
Email llcampbe@access.k12.wv.us Summer # 304-643-2991 Ext. 226

Program Description:

Ritchie County Schools in collaboration with nine community partners is serving 300 students in grades 1 through 12 at five 21st Century Community Learning Centers with 350 hours of educational services through before-school, after-school, and summer programs.  Concrete learning experiences provided by 16 teachers and 14 high school tutors develop students’ competencies and skills for all students but are particularly helpful  for those at risk for academic  failure.

Our program is unique in that we provide a safe environment with opportunities for the students to participate in enrichment activities that address 21st Century Skills and Learning tools.

Ritchie County students

Name Wayne County
Site Name Wayne County Community Learning Centers
Contact(s) Jeanette Barker and Amy Waggoner
Address 3603 Piedmont Road, Huntington, WV 25704
Phone 304-429-3988 or 304-908-3368 Fax 304-908-3368
Email anwhuntington@aol.com or jbarkerplaymates@aol.com Summer # 304-429-3988 or

Program Description:

The Wayne County Community Learning Centers is a long-running, collaborative partnership between the Wayne County Board of Education and Playmates Pre-School and Child Development Centers, Inc.   The partnership includes active participation by all Playmates (community) sites, the Wayne County Superintendent and all county principals and teachers.  Wayne County Community Learning Centers are located in all county elementary, middle and high schools, as well as the seven community sites of Playmates.   

Students with LegosThe collaborative has a total of 31 programs -- 15 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 3 high schools and 7 community sites. Since 2009, the Learning Centers serve over 2,540 students annually, with an average daily attendance of 812 students.  Of the total number served, 1,134 students attended our programs for 30 days or more.  Learning Centers offer a variety of quality-enhancing extended day learning opportunities based on the perceived needs of each location, each one aimed at enhancing the quality of education for all participants. 

Program activities include tutoring, physical fitness, homework assistance, Writing and Literature Clubs, sign language classes, technology enrichment activities, a Social Club (with a certified Community Counselor), Lego labs, entrepreneurship opportunities, drug awareness education, and other 21st Century learning skill opportunities.

Wayne County students holding cans of food




Name RESA 1 (Raleigh and Summers Counties)
Site Name Project Challenge
Beckley Stratton Middle School and Summers County High School
Contact(s) Drexel Sammons and Vickie Webb
Address 400 Neville Street, Beckley, WV 28501
Phone 304-256-4712 Fax 304-256-4683


Summer # 304-256-4712

Program Description:

The Beckley Stratton Middle School and Summer’s County programs offers a wide variety of programs that include archery, nutrition and fitness,  character education, parent day, math and reading tutoring, and the summer program included elementary students.  BSMS has the only boys and girls step team in the county,  incentive  programs and a new partnership with SEMMA/ NASA for science this year. RESA 1 Afterschool

 We have seen a sharp increase in grades and better behavior with the students attending. Attendance for BSMS averages 45 for 2010-2011 and the Summer program averaged 20 a day.  Personnel include:  Site Coordinator for both BSMS and Summer’s County; Vickie Webb, BSMS Staff – Kim Cox, Math Tutor, Sarah Vest. Reading Tutor, Celia Gwinn, Science Instructor, Character Ed, Shannon Ross & Marie Rhodes, Leadership;Shawn & Ashley Garland, Kelli Borck, Enrichment,  Nancy Brooks – Art, Carla Austin – Step Instructor and  Summer’s county staff –Lou Ann Bennett; Problem Based Learning, Carla Gunoe – Nutrition, Pamela Lyons, Angela Gumm, & Michael Tabor – Elementary tutors, Martha Holt – Reading Tutor, Ellen Holt – Math Tutor, Kathy Blevins – Lifetime Fitness, Norman Farley Jr., - Archery, Derek Mann – Weight Training, Debra Cantrell – Arts and Crafts-Counseling - Riley Mann, Bus Drivers; Elizabeth Meadows, Connie Blankenship, Charles Richmond,  Custodian – Earnest Gordon,

Community partners include: DARE, MSU, Heart of God Ministries,  SEMMA /NASA, RESA 1I for Nutrition and Health, WV Blazers, Fellowship of Christian Athletics. Dept. Natural Resources in Summer’s County and theWomen’s Resource Center in Summer’s County.

Name Mingo County Youth Education Program (YEP)
Site Name Gilbert Middle School and Williamson PK8
Contact(s) Dr. Sandra Angius
Address 2001 McCoy Rd., Huntington, WV 25701
Phone 304-529-6205 Ext. 29 Fax 304-529-6209
Email sangius@access.k12.wv.us Summer # 304-529-6205 Ext. 29

Program Description:

RESA 2 will administer the Mingo County Youth Education Program (YEP). An after school program will be offered at Gilbert Middle School and Williamson PK8 School beginning in late-October, 2013 for 2 hours after school, four days per week (M-Th) for the duration of the grant.  Tutoring opportunities will be available for students needing additional assistance.  Homework help will be offered for those students needing support to complete daily assignments.  The Mingo County Youth Education Program (YEP) will embed Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) and project-based learning to enhance regular school day learning.  Students will also have opportunities to participate in music and other recreational activities.  In addition, a 4 week (M-Th) ½ day summer program will be offered (at both schools) during the month of July.  Summer activities will include continuation of tutoring students in need through hands-on learning experiences.  To increase participation other engaging activities will be offered (e.g. art, music, physical activities, technology).  The school library and computer labs will be open at both schools for student and parent utilization.  Adult learning will also be a focus of the grant and based upon results of a needs assessment, programming may included such topics as GED tutoring, financial literacy, parental skill development and technology training.  RESA 2 is contracting for an external comprehensive evaluation of the program.

Name RESA 4
Site Name Ansted Elementary, Craigsville Elementary, Crichton Elementary, New River Elementary, White Sulphur Springs Elementary, Collins Middle, Ansted Middle, Oak Hill High School, Braxton County High, Valley High, and Webster County High School
Contact(s) Dana Thomas
Address 404 Old Main Drive, Summersville, WV 26651
Phone 304-872-6440 Ext. 27 Fax 304-872-6442
Email dethomas@access.k12.wv.us Summer # 304-872-6440 Ext. 27

Program Description:

During the 2010-2011 school year, 1,557 students attended an afterschool program site at least one afternoon.  Of those, 486 were “regular attendees” (present at least 30 days).   Each of the 11 sites has at least two community partners who provide enrichment activities or monetary support of site activities.

Each site provides student the following on a daily basis:

  • Tutoring in reading and/or mathematics
  • A variety of enrichment/entrepreneurial activities
  • A nutritious snack or light meal
  • Homework help
  • A safe, secure environment in which to learn and engage in activities to support social/emotional development



Name RESA 7
Site Name

Project ISAAC— Nutter Fort Intermediate/Primary Elementary, Philippi Middle School, Robert L. Bland Middle School, Valley Elementary/West Preston Middle School, West Milford Elementary/South Harrison Middle School, Central Preston Middle School/Preston High School, Anna Jarvis Elementary School


James Rubal

Dannette Woody

Address 1201 North 15th Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301
Phone 304-624-6554 Ext. 279 Fax 304-624-5223



Summer # 304-624-6554 Ext. 279

Program Description:

Project ISAAC (Increasing Student Achievement, Advancing Communities) serves 11 schools at 7 sites across the RESA 7 region. Our program has approximately 550 regular attendees and a total of over 1,000 registered students. To better serve our students, we have an average of 7 staff members per site and operate with a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 15:1.

Through Project ISAAC, students receive homework help, math and reading tutoring, enrichment, recreation, and a nutritious supper four days a week (Monday-Thursday). In addition to these regular activities, special presentations are given by community members, business leaders, safety officials, and more. These daily activities and special presentations promote the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students.

Our Project ISAAC sites continue to grow and thrive in the schools and communities we serve. We have seen a majority of our students improve their grades and their health, and we look forward to our continued role in supporting their gains. We recognize that being successful in our endeavors requires the collective effort of the Project ISAAC staff, the regular school staff, the families of the students we serve, and the surrounding school communities. This year, we hope to increase our parent involvement and welcome new partners to the Project ISAAC team.


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