Out-of-School Time Programming

YouthPort has been awarded two 21st Century Community Learning Center grants which have allowed us to expand Tanager, YPN, and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridors’ services in the Northwest, Oakhill Jackson, Wellington Heights, Mound View, and Taylor neighborhoods. 

About 21st Century Community Learning Centers:

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers is a U.S. Department of Education program, administered by the states, supporting out-of-school time learning opportunities for students in high-poverty, low-performing areas. The Iowa Department of Education administers 21CCLC funding in Iowa through grant competitions. 21CCLC programs focus on academic support, academic enrichment, and parent engagement.

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Academic Support

Helping students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects

Academic Enrichment

Providing activities that complement learning from the school day

Family Engagement

Offering literacy and educational services to the families of participating students


2022-2023 Growth

1 %
Reading Skills
1 %
Math Skills
1 %
School Attendance


"I started coming to my Club two years ago because both of my parents work and I needed a safe place to go after school. My favorite activity at my Club is Toyota Financial Services Day because the staff and volunteers always come up with a fun theme and have fun activities for us to do all afternoon. Emma would be the staff who has been most influential for me because she always helps me. She also made me feel good by choosing me for the member spotlight."
Terrance Wilson
Boys & Girls Clubs Kid
"I love coming here. I hate it when I miss a day because I don't get to see my friends who come here. What I like about YouthPort is we come and have a good time. We are safe and I think that's a good environment for all of us to be in."
"I started coming to my Club four years ago because my mom wanted me to be off the streets after school. Having been from Chicago, it was important for me to have something different to do and to be away from the wrong crowd of people. I like the sports program because we get to play dodgeball and basketball. I also like the art program, especially painting. There are two staff members who have been influential in my life since I started coming to the Club. Ms. Iris has influenced me because she taught me to be a leader and not to follow the crowd. Jerome has also been influential because he is fun to hang out with."
Travon Jackson
Boys & Girls Clubs Kid