Pathways 21st Century Community Learning Centers is an afterschool program that has been designed around achieving milestone improvements in math and language arts objectives through theme-based learning in the visual and performing arts. Across five district schools in grades four through eight, the after school program will provide services to students and their families each program year. Students will be motivated and challenged to connect with the world around them through creativity, individual expression and hands on academics.
The mission of the Pathways 21st Century Community Learning Centers through Bridgeton Public Schools is to provide a safe and comprehensive afterschool learning environment that provides opportunities for all students to achieve success through creative activities that honor diversity and the integration of the Common Core State Standards and through the pathways of the Visual and Performing Arts.
Broad Street School
Buckshutem Road School
Indian Avenue School
Quarter Mile Lane School
West Avenue School
The Pathways 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) partners with Appel Farm Arts & Music Center ( www.appelfarm.org ) to bring students first hand experiences in the field of Visual and Performing Arts. Additionally, Pathways works with the Cumberland County 4-H and NJ CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) which offer students different character education and life skills lessons.
Q: How does my child become a part of Pathways 21st Century After School Program?
A: Simply obtain and complete a program registration form. Once completed, please return to your child’s designated site coordinator.
Q: What are the hours for the Pathways 21st Century After School Program?
A: The Pathways 21st Century After School Program runs from 3-6pm with transportation provided home.
Q: Is there a cost for my child to attend?
A: No. As long as your child is a student in grades 4-8 at one of the five district elementary schools, they may attend the program free of charge.
Q: How will this help my child?
A: Certificated Teachers will provide fun and engaging activities to help improve your child’s math and language arts scores through a visual and performing arts centered learning
Q: What are the times of the program?
A: Pathways 21st CCLC runs five (5) days a week from 3-6pm.
Q: Will my child be given a snack if they are staying at school so late every night?
A: Yes! Every Pathways student is provided with a snack and a juice daily.
My Child has an IEP/504 Plan how can they benefit from this program?
Research conducted by the Afterschool Alliance in 2008 found that afterschool programs positively impact students with special needs in the following key areas: higher academic achievement, improved school attendance, higher aspirations, improved social competence and improved behavior.
The Bridgeton School District believes that after school programming driven by the arts not only have a positive influence on the lives of students involved, but also lead to overall academic achievement, improved social skills and increased skills for future workplace success.
Learning Based on Student Interest
The staff of the Pathways 21st Century After School program will survey the students to identify interest areas. The program staff will create lessons geared toward the students’ interest, thus creating an increased level of engagement in the activity.
In order to create a seamless transition, the afterschool program staff will meet regularly with the school day staff to articulate student achievement and concerns. These meetings will be conducted on a quarterly basis and will involve Teachers, Guidance Counselors and Building Principals.
New Jersey Department of Education 21st Century Webpage
After School Alliance
For Additional Enrichment at Home:
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Timothy C. Zoyac, Program Manager. He can be reached at (856) 455-8030 ext. 2345 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A registration from may be obtained at your student’s school. Once this form has been received, the site coordinator will call concerning when the student may begin the program.
“This project was funded in its entirety with Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21 CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”