21C After School
The Green Bay Y, in a collaborative partnership with the Green Bay Public Schools, operates after-school programs at 7 area elementary schools. A 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC), affectionately called 21C, offers academic, health and wellness, and enrichment opportunities after school hours to students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools.
The 21C program offers students a broad array of activities that complements their regular academic programs and seeks to close the achievement gap in core academic areas, as well as build their social emotional competencies.
In addition to support and resources from the Green Bay Area Public Schools, our 21CC afterschool programs partner with over 100 community organizations, schools and universities to deliver extended learning opportunities in areas such as STEM, arts and theatre, service learning, leadership, career and college readiness, and so much more.
Many families in our community struggle to provide the basic needs for their children, such as a healthy meal or adequate nutrition. While in school, these students are provided with free or subsidized meals, but some families may not have the resources to provide the quantity or quality of food for their children over the weekend.
Through the generosity of numerous community partners, the families of our 21C after school programs at Eisenhower, Doty, Howe, Baird, Beaumont and Sullivan Elementary Schools are able to take home food each weekend to help relieve this challenge. The goal is that they stay nourished and healthy over the weekend and come back on Monday ready to succeed at school!
Learning with Legos
Learning with Legos is a 6-week program that is part of 21C. The program utilizes the experience of playing with Legos to teach lessons in developing predictions, problem solving, testing hypotheses, and learning about the components and engineering of simple machines. The program pairs adult volunteer mentors with 2nd - 4th grade participants to guide the process and play through Lego creations, and incredible friendships just happen to be building along the way!
We are always in need of volunteers (don’t worry, we provide a curriculum!).