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Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County hereby notifies the local community of our intention

to apply to the Florida Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers

program grant to support out of school time (OST) programming at the following schools in

Panama City, FL: Merritt Brown Middle School, Cedar Grove Elementary School, Lucille

Moore Elementary School, Oakland Terrace School, Springfield Elementary School, and Oscar

Patterson Elementary School; in addition, Callaway Elementary School in Callaway, Waller

Elementary School in Youngstown, and Deer Point Elementary School in Lynn Haven, FL are

also included. The Club will submit the application to FDOE in August of 2018. If granted,

funds will be used to support out-of-school learning time at multiple sites in Bay County serving the

above listed schools.


The purpose of the federally-funded Florida 21st Century Community Learning Centers

(CCLC) Grant is to support additional learning time for students in grades K-12 before and/or

after school and during the summer that provides creative and engaging academic enrichment

opportunities that will help to meet the challenging State academic standards; address college

and workforce readiness and success, in addition to offer students a broad array of additional

services, programs and activities such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition

and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music,

physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy

programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical

programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector

or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular

academic program of participating students; and offer families of students served by community

learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s

education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.


More information about the 21st CCLC Program may be obtained by visiting the

following webpage on the website of the Florida Department of Education:



Questions or public input about the 21st CCLC program and grant proposal may be directed at

Hank Hill, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County: 850-763-2076 or


Intent to Apply Notice


Conventional programs for youth are extremely important in our society. A recent study rated Florida 36th out of 51 for children's issues.