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After School Program

After School Program

21st CCLC - Renada Thomas, Director
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), After-school Programs of the McComb School District, McComb, Mississippi, are open to students enrolled in the McComb School District. They offer academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families during non-school hours, after school, and during summer recess. Some of the activities offered include: homework assistance, tutoring, Envision Math computer support, Life Skills, music, dance, arts and crafts, community service and much more. Activities vary from site to site. Our academic enrichment opportunities aim to meet state and district performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and math. Students are given healthy snacks each day before activities begin. Communication between parents and the after-school staff is an important part of the program.

Students that will be given priority to participate in the 21st Century Program will be those who:
Score at or below the minimal level on the Mississippi Curriculum Test
Attend our Adolescent Offender Program at Summit School
Live in the Jewel Rushing complex
Are failing or at risk of failure
Are referred by faculty, other school personnel, parents or community agencies
Learn about our Places Of Promise.

Administrative Staff
Renada Thomas
601-684-4661 Ext. 46

21st CCLC Operation
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers coincides with the McComb School District calendar and does not operate on school holidays or vacations. However, a four week summer program is offered. If school is cancelled due to inclement weather or some other unforseen circumstance, the program will also be cancelled. Notifications will be made through the school's standard procedure.

Why After School?
  • After school keeps our children safe!
  • Helps our familes
  • Inspires learning in a safe environment
  • Offers students the opportunities to participate in community service

The Facts are Compelling
  • 25% of youth, or 14.3 million children, have no place to go after school
  • The parents of 28 million children work outside of the home
  • Juvenile crime triples in the hours after the school day ends
  • Opportunities for you to explore arts, physical activity and music are diminished during regular school hours
  • High school graduation rates are falling and after school activities helps keep our children attending and engaged
  • After school programs can alleviate child care and safety worries of working parents

21st CCLC "Places of Promise"
  • Provide safe, challenging, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills
  • Work in collaboration with schools and community resources to offer children and youth an array of accessible and diverse services and opportunities
  • Promote positive relationships among children, youth, family and adults
  • Engage children, youth, families, school and community partners in ongoing design, implementation and evaluation of activities
  • Invest in a diverse, skilled and committed staff
  • All sites offer morning tutorial from 7:00am until 7:45am
  • All sites have extended library hours Monday, Wednesday and Thursday both before and after school
Jewel Rushing Learning Center
913 Sedgewick Street
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-4245
2:45pm until 5:00pm

Higgins Middle School
1000 Elmwood Street
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-2038
3:30pm until 5:00pm

Utopian Homes NLC
1112 Warren Street
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-9279
3:30pm until 5:00pm

Kennedy Elementary School
207 S. Myrtle Street
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-2889
3:30pm until 4:30pm

Denman Junior High
1211 Louisiana Avenue
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-7000
3:30pm until 5:15pm

Our Community Partners
  • City of McComb
  • McComb Housing Authority
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • 24th Street Church of Christ (Algiers)
  • Pleasant Grove East McComb Baptist Church
  • Walkers Chapel Baptist Church (Burglund)

Otken Elementary School
401 Montana Avenue
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-3749
3:30pm until 5:00pm

McComb High School
310 7th Street
McComb, MS 39648
(601) 684-5678
3:25pm until 5:00pm