Public Notice: Intent to Apply

Little Axe Public Schools is applying for funding under the Oklahoma State Department of Education Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant for Little Axe Elementary and High Schools. The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The program provides federal funding for the establishment of community learning centers after school and summer programs that provide academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities for students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, in order to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math, and science. In addition, this program is intended to provide students with a broad array of hands-on STEM activities, leadership, and community service opportunities and to include families and the community in the education process. 

The 21st Century grant will allow us to continue the goal of ensuring that all children receive an equal opportunity for success. The program provides homework help, literacy tutoring, hands-on STEM lessons and activities,  clubs, community service projects, and a variety of recreational and special interest opportunities. After school staff collaborates with teachers to supplement lessons during the school day and to reinforce and enhance concepts learned through offering enrichment activities. 

Our program is working with a coalition of community partners. If you are interested in being a community partner role in the program contact Emily Blakley, Federal Programs Director at