Project Impact featured in national report

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:06 PM.

Project Impact, the city of Apalachicola’s afterschool and summer camp program, was recently recognized by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) as an exemplary program and will be featured in a national report to the federal Department of Education.

Funded as a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), Project Impact serves the needs of students and families at two sites in Apalachicola: the Apalachicola Bay Charter School and the Community Municipal Complex . Project Impact was visited by a DOE administrative team last summer and was selected from 139 actively participating Florida 21st CCLC programs.

The City of Apalachicola Project Impact program was recommended as exemplary for its overall implementation of an effective and impactful 21st CCLC program, with special attention given to the program’s Project Based Learning (PBL) component and partnerships including student boat building with the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, and the Summer Reading Program in collaboration with the Apalachicola Municipal Library.

 “Constant communication, enthusiastic and compassionate employees, close community ties and a clear-cut focus on student needs are among the key elements making City of Apalachicola Project Impact an exemplary 21st CCLC program spotlighted by the State of Florida,” the report stated. “This 21st CCLC program structure is an impactful one as it is tailored specifically to fit the resources and capabilities of its location. Students are learning through this program that their small coastal town has a lot to offer, as will they in their budding futures. Program staff and members of the community, business and city officials alike, all come together and work well as a cohesive unit to provide the best for the children living in Apalachicola. The Project Impact family stands as a shining example to other programs with the attitude ‘if there is a will, there is a way,’ a best practice that can be shared by all aspiring programs.”

 

Time for summer camp registration!

Enrollment for Project Impact Camp Funshine: Fizz, Boom, Splash is open.



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