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New Program Fees

September 1, 2021 - The 21st Century Program has updated and simplified program fees and registration process. Program fees are established on a sliding scale based on student Free & Reduced Lunch Status (Free, Reduced, and Full Pay).

Full Pay Reduced Lunch Free Lunch

Morning $0.95/day $0.60/day $0.25/day

Afternoon $2.75/day $1.75/day $0.75/day

Multiple family member discount: 2nd and 3rd child is ½ off.

Students who are registered in the 21st Century Program will receive an invoice from their Site Coordinator with fees owed, as calculated based on that information. Site Coordinators will have access to the Free & Reduced Lunch data collected by the District Food Services Program. In the event that a parent/guardian is unable to pay a program fee, the Site Coordinator will contact that parent/guardian and complete a Program Fee Modification Form and submit it to the Program Director. The District Homeless Liaison may also submit requests on behalf of parents/guardians. Students will not be denied access to the 21st Century Program due to inability to pay program fees.

Limited In-Person 21st Century Begins!

February 18, 2021 - The 21st Century Program is excited to begin a limited in person pilot program at Henry Wilson and McDonough Elementary Schools. We are starting this program with 4th grade and English Learners at Wilson and 3rd and 4th grade students at McDonough. We will have an enrollment limit of ten students per cohort to maintain a safe and fun learning environment. Students will be separated by school day groups and maintain social distancing and mask wearing throughout the program. As pandemic conditions continue to evolve the district and program will look at potential expansion of the program to additional grades. Programming will be paused if the school suspends in person instruction. Students will be able to participate in our remote program during those times. If your child is in an eligible grade, registration information will be sent by your child's teacher via email.

For those students who are currently learning from home, we are still accepting registrations for our remote program which operates Monday through Friday, 2:45pm to 5:15pm. Our remote program offers small group academic interventions, as well as fun activities that reinforce their school day learning. If you are interested in your child joining our remote program, please fill out this registration link.

Session 2 Open Enrollment

November 18, 2020 - Manchester's 21st Century Program has started open enrollment for Session 2 (November 30, 2020-January 29, 2021). If your child is currently participating in 21st Century programs they will automatically roll over into Session 2. We will be offering more remote activities and academic support for students, as well as new opportunities from our partners Girls at Work and the Manchester Community Music School and Unchartered Tutoring.

Our program continues to operate remotely, however we are exploring options for take home kits for families and will begin to offer limited in person programming as soon as possible. Information about this will be shared out as soon as it is available.

Lights On Afterschool!

October 22, 2020 - Today is the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration! Students have the opportunity to bring their parents and family members to join our virtual programming and see what our after school program is all about. This year we are also excited to announce that Manchester City Hall will be lit up in blue and yellow colors in honor of Lights On. Check your students email or 21st Century Google Classroom for details on how to join our special Lights On Meets.

Session One Registration

September 19, 2020 - 21st Century is excited to announce that registration for our Remote Session One has started! Emails are going out from each of our schools with information and registration form links. All forms will be submitted electronically in order to provide a safe and fast registration process. Our capacity is limited, students who are not able to be accommodated at this time will be placed on a waiting list. Our first session will start on Monday, September 28 and run until November 24.

Students will participate in both academic and enrichment activities that will support their learning and social-emotional needs. Our staff and teachers have been working hard to plan some awesome activities for students, and they cannot wait to start! Contact your site coordinator for more information.

Fall 2020 Update

July 31, 2020 - The 21st Century Program has been working closely with school district officials to create a plan for providing our students with programming during the 2020-2021 school year. Like all programs we are interested in providing the safest, highest-quality program for our students and staff. Please stay tuned for more information about important changes to our program. As a part of the Manchester School District we will continue to follow safety procedures established by the school system.

Summer Camp

July 31, 2020 - This summer we launched our virtual summer camp in partnership with the Summer Learning Academy! We provided four weeks of virtual academic instruction, enrichment and fun. Students received books courtesy of the CLiF Foundation and kits with materials for crafts and activities from 21st Century! Our partners Girls at Work provided students with incredible home Build Kits that let them experience the empowering Girls at Work program from home! Students built bird feeders, planters and a Wish Upon a Star box! The Manchester Community Music School provided movement and music activities to our students that kept them moving even while at home!

Newly Updated Website

July 31, 2020 - Welcome to our revamped website! Our program will be using this site to share more information and details about our program to our families and community. We hope that this will become your go-to resource for all things 21st Century. Check out our pages to learn about how our program is funded, our goals and mission and our staff. Let us know if you have any questions and also remember to follow us on Facebook!