21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Awarded


The Bleckley County Board of Education and Communities In Schools/Family Connection of Cochran and Bleckley County have been awarded continuation funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (21st CCLC) from the State Department of Education for fiscal year 2011.

The 21st Century Community Learning Center, which opened on September 7, 2010, will include a variety of activities for students in grades 1-8.  These will include academic tutorial in math and language arts as well as science and social studies, homework assistance, art, enrichment and recreation.  The center will also provide a number of summer activities for the students as well as opportunities for parental involvement.

Mrs. Joan Couey will lead the 21st Century Learning Center team as the Program Director.  Mrs. Wanda Cobb will be working as the Program Director’s Assistant and handling the data entry.  Other team members include Mrs. Faye Tyus, Mrs. Linda Ursrey, Mrs. Lynn Young, Mrs. Vanessa Bolden, Ms. Madison Smith, Ms. Andrea Perkins, Mr. Brandon Fairfield and Ms. Teresa Long,  The goals of the 21st CCLC include assisting students in improving proficiency in reading/language arts and mathematics, promoting family literacy and parental involvement.

Our BCPS Site team members are Mrs. Elaine Mullis, Mrs. Debra Daniel, Mrs. Pam Lawson, Mrs. Emily Bryant, Mrs. Erin Davis, Mrs. Charlotte Cannon, Mrs. Bridget Brytan, Mrs. Lisa Smith, Mrs. Felicia Smith and Mrs. Stephanie Vickers.

The students will arrive at the 21st CCLC Monday – Thursday after school.  They will each be served a light meal and begin a rotation of tutorial assistance, homework completion, art & enrichment activities and recreation.

We are excited to have this opportunity for our children and families here in Bleckley County.  For more information, you may call Mrs. Joan Couey at 934-4300.


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