Marion City Schools and its partners, Marion Public Library, YMCA of Marion County, Marion-Crawford Prevention Programs, and OSU-Marion Extension, have been awarded four Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants to provide afterschool programming to Marion City Schools students across two elementary schools (Benjamin Harrison Elementary, Hayes Elementary) as well as Grant Middle School and Harding High School. The purpose of the 21st Century program is to:
- Provide opportunities for academic enrichment to assist students in meeting the state academic standards;
- Offer students access to a broad array of additional services, such as those that focus on youth development, social-emotional learning, civic engagement, and nutritional and physical health; and
- Offer adult family members of program participants opportunities for educational development and engagement in their children’s education.
Students are invited to participate in 21st Century programming and include those who are economically disadvantaged, receiving special education services, English learners, academically at-risk and/or who could benefit from the supports provided during the additional learning time.
What is 21st Century on Demand at Marion City Schools?
The 21st Century On Demand Program is a free program that allows students and families to access academic tutoring, homework help, adaptive software, and college and career exploration opportunities. It’s for the family! The 21st Century On Demand Program fosters positive youth development and engages families in exciting activities kits along with exclusive access to other community programming throughout Marion.
It’s Flexible! Programming is accessible in person and virtually to students. Tutoring is led by Marion City Schools staff and is accessible either one-on-one or in groups.
Space is limited so sign up today! Please fill out and return the enclosed paperwork to your school office to be enrolled.