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Spotlight Your Program: Share YOUR 21st CCLC Story

Every program has something to share and we want to hear your stories!  We want to hear how your 21st CCLC program is making a difference in the lives of students and their families. Submit an article, media clip, or your own story (brief narrative) about classes, events and personal stories of success.  Submissions will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion.

Please include the following in your email:

  • Article headline/title
  • Link to article/own narrative
  • Photos/Video
  • District/Organization
  • School Site(s)
  • Name and Contact Information (of person submitting photos/video)

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Thank you for sharing your success story!


Success Stories


News Articles

Previous Spotlights

  • Seeding Reading: Students gaining love for books – Benson School District (Feb 29, 2012)
  • TESD pilots science camp – Tolleson Elementary District (June 12, 2009)
  • Big Horizons: Willcox Elementary’s $110,000 grant adds fun and catch-up learning to extended school day – Wilcox Elementary (January 14, 2009)

Contact Information

Arizona Department of Education
Highly Effective Schools Division 21st CCLC Unit
1535 W Jefferson Street, Bin #14
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-364-2349
Fax: 602-364-1938