PIC Out of School Time Programming Update: Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs

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Students in our Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs at Connellsville and Southmoreland locations have been participating in hands-on STEAM activities. These activities allow students to learn about things such as the layers of earth, water/color distribution or diffusion, and structure building. This active learning method helps students grow academically while having fun.

Students in our Connellsville Middle School program compared and created a bar graph of how many of each color Skittle they received in a shared bag. They also used diffusion to show how the color moves from the Skittles through the liquid and creates a color pattern.


Bullskin Township Elementary Students created structures using different materials to try and create the strongest building.

Students at Dunbar Township Elementary created Earth dioramas and made the insides resemble the layers of the Earth.

Our 21st Century CCLC programs are still enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year. The programs take place in Connellsville School District (Bullskin Township Elementary, Connellsville Middle, Dunbar Township Elementary, Springfield/Clifford N. Pritts Elementary, and West Crawford Elementary) and Southmoreland School District (Southmoreland Elementary and Southmoreland Middle). These programs work to assist students with homework, tutoring, STEAM, socio-emotional learning, and more. Check out our website tab for more information or an application. Applications are also available at each location.

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