The City of Orlando’s Engelwood Neighborhood Center offers high-quality after-school programs for elementary and middle schools students that combine fun and learning. Students can participate in supervised recreational activities, homework assistance and enrichment activities.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the “No Child Left Behind” Act. It is an opportunity for students to enhance and reinforce academic lessons of the regular school day, while also allowing them to learn new skills and discover new opportunities after the regular school day has ended. The focus of this program, re-authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act, is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math.
After-School All-Stars provides a uniquely creative and effective after-school experience at Roberto Clemente Middle School. By teaming up with principal and faculty at each site, staff identify each student’s specific needs and tailor programming to supplement the existing efforts at school.
- Academic sessions featuring reading, math/science and life skills enrichment activities
- Enrichment sessions feature intramural sports and club activities such as art, dance, etc.
- Baseball, soccer, kickball and volleyball athletic activities
The Orlando Community & Youth Trust offers a Youth Employment program to Engelwood youth, include job training, soft skills training, job placement and monitoring, internships, apprenticeships, help with resumes and interview skills training.
- Youth Employment (Ages 15-25): Three weeks learning financial literacy and obtaining soft skills necessary to land and keep a job before placement in a neighborhood business.
- Student Advocates (Ages 5-25): Provide academic support, help maintain positive student/teacher relationships, connect families to services such as tutoring, food supplies and emergency economic assistance or other wrap around services.
- Educational Support (Ages KG-8th): Certified Teachers providing enrichment opportunities to youth attending the Engelwood Elementary and Roberto Clemente Middle School.
- Early Education (Ages 0-5): Referral program to provide families of small children with high quality childcare and educational opportunities.
- Mentoring (Ages 5-18): An initiative that aims to improve grades and school attendance, increase employment, and reduce arrests among girls and boys.