Our 21st Century Afterschool Programs help schools stay open after the regular school day to provide children with a safe, enriching learning environment and individual attention in either school district in the lower Yakima Valley.
Program goals are to increase students' academic achievement in reading and mathematics through tutoring, homework help, academic enrichment, technology education, supervised recreational opportunities and services for any students with disabilities. 21st Century also offers opportunities for parent involvement, English language classes and other parent classes.
Our afterschool programs provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students. Our services extend especially to students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools. Our goal is for all our students to meet state and local student performance standards in core academic areas like reading and mathematics to prepare them for their future education.
Our services and activities include youth development programs, drug and violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, technology education and character eduction. These are designed to both reinforce and work together with the students' regular academic programs. Our services also extend to the family of our students by providing opportunities for literacy and educational development.
Mission: To create measurable change that will empower at-risk and economically disadvantaged individuals and families to achieve a great level of self-sufficiency.
NCAC supports efforts that align with our mission through continued commitment to the families in our community. This is achieved by building sustaining collaborative partnerships, securing and sustaining funding for programs, advocating for the health of the community and meeting the needs of the community through effective program services.
NCAC provides additional services that strive to meet the basic human needs. Case managers are located onsite to assist individuals with basic needs assistance.