Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers

New Leaders Academy August 2021 (Four-Part Series)

Calling all new 21st CCLC leaders or anyone seeking a refresher on successful program elements! In this four-part series, The U.S. Department of Education's Y4Y Technical Assistance Team share a logical process for structuring your program from the ground up. We’ll start by examining the purpose and goals of the 21st CCLC initiative. Next, we’ll show how leaders should use their grant application to inform program design and explore strategies and resources for intentionally designing activities. We’ll wrap up the series with hiring and onboarding staff. Participants will have opportunities to interact with facilitators in real time to ask their most burning questions and share their own successful strategies with the class.

Webinar #1: Everything 21st CCLC!

Webinar #2: Help! How Do I Manage All These Moving Parts?

Webinar #3: Intentional Activity Design

Webinar #4: Staffing Matters

Please Note: A Certificate of Participation is only available to those who participated in the live events. Certificates will not be issued to those who view the recordings.

Y4Y Tools and Resources

Identifying Partners -

Program Planning Checklist -

Project Management Graphic Organizer -

Project Planner -

Sample Budget -

Creating Your Sustainability Plan -

Sample Procurement Packet -

Sample Policies and Procedures Guidebook -

Sample Human Resources Packet -

Human Resources Planning Checklist -

Youth Recruitment Planner -

Building a Comprehensive Schedule -

Identifying and Addressing Program Strengths and Weaknesses -

Introduction to Staff Handbook -

Understanding Families and FERPA -

Survey of Student Needs -

STEM Survey (K-1) -

STEM Survey (2-3) -

STEM Survey (4-6) -

STEM Survey (7-12) -

Data Tracking Packet -

5 Cs of Positive Youth Development -

Virtual and Hybrid Environments I -

4 Cs of 21st Century Skills -

Y4Y Project-Based Learning Course -

External Resources

Grants.Gov -

Supplement Not Supplant - 

iCan -