DMPS is preparing to serve 1,000 incoming students in grades 6-8 with this grant in collaboration with a generous gift from the United Way of Central Iowa. This is a program for all DMPS Middle School students including ELL students with English proficiency. It does not replace ELL summer school for newcomers in the district, and a separate registration will be available for that program.
Schools that will have 21st CCLC programming are:
Parents have three registration options for their students:
- Full day (9:00 to 5:00)
- Morning only (9:00 to 12:30
- Afternoon only (12:30 to 5:00)
McCombs and Hiatt students must sign up for their programming through the Boys and Girls Club at their locations.
This grant, along with generous contributions from United Way of Central Iowa, will serve over 1000 students each summer in arts, culture, STEM, intramural sports and service learning programs.
Administrators and staff at DMPS will continue to build and create innovative, fun and academically-sound out-of-school time programs for our youth. The 21st CCLC summer program promises to be just that.
Community and district partners such as AmeriCorps, United Way, CultureAll and Community!Youth Concepts and are working with program coordinators, teachers, and coaches at each school building to offer a summer experience for our students about which we can all be excited. From global cooking to martial arts, technology, robotics, sports, and everything in between.
Programs will be run by community partners and teachers/coaches from each school building, which means this is a terrific way for new 6th graders to make connections and our 7th and 8th graders to strengthen bonds before the school year even begins.