Lansingburgh launches new after-school program

TROY, NY (NEWS10) — The Lansingburgh Central School District announced Friday that it will receive a grant for a 21st Century after-school program at Knickerbacker Middle School and Lansingburgh High School. Middle and high schools serve Lansingburgh’s sixth through twelfth graders. It will be funded by the New York State Department of Education and the United States Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) Program Grant.

The 21CCLC program supports the creation of after-school programs that provide opportunities for youth development and academic strengthening in core subjects such as math and English language arts. 21CCLC funding is awarded within New York State’s judicial districts, with enough money to fully fund only three school districts per judicial district. Lansingburgh applied for the grant in the fall of 2021 and was recently selected as one of several Third Judicial District applicants to receive $400,000 annually for the next five years.

Lansingburgh plans to begin its 21CCLC program for middle and high schools in September at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. He is now in the process of hiring staff to run the program, including a project manager. A small number of selected Lansingburgh teachers will also help provide academic support and tutoring to participating students.

Once launched, the program will serve up to 200 Lansingburgh students and will run Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. After-school snacks will be provided and transportation home will be available if needed from the new neighborhood of the district. transport entrepreneur, first student.

Information on registrations for the new program will be available in the coming months, before the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, the district plans to offer 21CCLC programming during the summer months beginning in the summer of 2023.

“The district is thrilled to receive the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant,” said Lansingburgh Schools Superintendent Antonio Abitabile. “This additional funding will allow us to strengthen our relationships with Lansingburgh community partners, continue new programs launched this year, and expand our current after-school offerings. This will ensure that students remain safe and highly engaged during their after-school hours while exploring learning opportunities beyond their normal areas of study.

Community Partners for Lansingburgh’s 21st Century After-School Program

  • The Capital Region Arts Center
  • The Boys and Girls Club
  • Extension of the Cornell cooperative
  • Trojan Public Library
  • House of Troy Unit