21st Century Alaska Community Learning Center


Title IV, Part B - pdf

Purpose and definition of 21st CCLC

Non-Regulatory Guidance - word

Equal Treatment Regulations

Academic Content, After-School Style: A Notebook and Guide

To help build staff capacity for weaving academic content into all kinds of after-school programming, Foundations, Inc. has produced the publication "Academic Content, After-School Style: A Notebook and Guide." This guide provides information, ideas and tools for building after-school programs that support academic learning while keeping that special after-school style.

This publication offers:

  • Easy-to-read summaries of K-12 academic content and standards for math, language arts, science, social studies and the arts
  • Dozens of ideas for bringing academics to life through activities and projects
  • Strategies for linking with schools, parents and communities
  • Guidance for helping students with academics - and homework after school
  • Techniques for working with English language learners
  • Chapters on planning and assessment, including suggested methods and worksheets for assessing learning
  • Pages of resources for after-school teaching

Copies of this resource have been provided to each ACLC grantee. For more information or for additional copies, please contact www.foundationsinc.org

MENTOR Launches Online After-School Program Clearinghouse

MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership recently launched the After-School Program Clearinghouse at Mentoring.org/afterschool. The clearinghouse is designed to provide after-school coordinators with the tools and resources they need to add a mentoring component to their programs. It also provides resources on how to implement, manage and strengthen after-school programs. Resources are formatted to coincide with the categories in the Elements of Effective Practice Program Design and Planning, Management, Operations and Evaluation). Other features, many of which are in Word and PDF formats include: Community Mentoring for Adolescent Development (CMAD) manual which provides extensive content for preparing mentors to work with adolescents; Web sites of interest to after-school programs and customizable sample tools and templates developed by MENTOR's State and Local Mentoring Partnerships. The After-School Program Clearinghouse was funded by a generous grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the mportance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.


Afterschool.gov is a one-stop website connecting the public, and particularly afterschool providers, to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school time.

USDOE 21st CCLC Initiative:

The 21st CCLC Program is a key component of President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act. It is an opportunity for students and their families to continue to learn new skills and discover new abilities after the school day has ended.


Learning Point Associates helps schools and districts plan, create, and evaluate strong afterschool programs.

After School Training Toolkit

This toolkit features tools, models and expertise to improve afterschool learning across the nation.

Professional Development:

  • DOINGWHATWORKS: Doing What Works allows professionals the opportunity to Learn About the research base for schools and programs seeking to increase student learning time, See How these practices are implemented in schools, and access professional development tools and planning templates to Do What Works.
  • You for Youth: You for Youth is a training and resources website that will help you connect and share resources with your colleagues, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your program ractices

Alaska Association for Community Education (AACE)

AACE is committed to "Promoting Lifelong Learning". Join us and help shape the future of community education in your region and state.