21st CCLC Program Shares – July 2020

Kudos to all of our programs as we continue to practice social distancing and use new ways to connect with our teams and our students. We hope that these summer camp activities shared by the Omega Community Development Corporation and the Western Buckeye Educational Service Center help to fuel your creativity and passion for continuing support of your youth and families via the 21st CCLC grant program. Please read below for more information about the work and accomplishments of the following programs through July 2020:

Omega Community Development Corporation (Scholars of H.O.P.E.) and Western Buckeye Educational Service Center (Wayne Trace Grover Hill and Payne Elementary Schools)


Omega Community Development Corporation’s Scholars of H.O.P.E. (Southwest Region)

The Omega Community Development Corporation Scholars of H.O.P.E. (Healthy, Optimistic, Prepared, Educated) Program helps each child reach his/her fullest potential through effective learning opportunities in partnership with school, families, and the community.

In the midst of a historic worldwide pandemic, this program was able to provide six weeks of academic and social emotional support to nearly 40 scholars and their families with their summer remote Camp Hope.

Please see camp highlights and finale videos below:

Camp Hope Summer Highlight Video https://youtu.be/S1JYFDUwTtc

Camp Hope Summer Finale Video https://youtu.be/S3T3qjRgYJc


Western Buckeye Educational Service Center’s Wayne Trace Elementary School Programs (Northwest Region)

Western Buckeye ESC hosted a summer camp for their 21st CCLCs for one week at Camp Clay in Van Wert, Ohio. They served 21 students from K-6th grade. Transportation was parent-provided and the staff took daily temperatures and ensured everyone washed hands upon arrival. Day 1 included a mask-making activity using socks – the camp was not open to the public so there were few interactions with anyone outside of the group. The students took part in archery, boating, and science activities, daily journal writing and many crafts while maintaining social distancing precautions. A staff member picked up the offerings from the summer food program for student lunches.

Parent comments included “thank you for creating a week of normalcy for my child!”

Pictures from camp are provided below:

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REMINDER: Fall 2019 data will be reported in the Ohio Department of Education’s internal 21APR database and sent via automation to the United States Department of Education during their second reporting period/certification window. This will take place in late October through December and will reflect 21st CCLC activities between 9/4/19-1/18/20. Please watch this blog for information about training for the new system and dates for data entry.


The digital edition of the Summer 2020 issue of AfterSchool Today magazine is here!

Top content you’ll find in this issue:

Read the magazine at https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=664309&p=&pn=


We encourage you during this time to share with other programs your innovations and successes amidst Ohio’s ordered school-building closure for COVID-19.

If you would like to be featured on this blog, please email a brief description and any attachments/links to Tabitha Palmer, our 21st CCLC Data Coordinator, at tabitha.palmer@education.ohio.gov by the 9th of each month.

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