21st Century Community Learning Centers

After School Programs

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Project STAAR is a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program whose primary focus is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for students during non-school time hours. The 21st CCLC initiative is a key component of the “No Child Left Behind” Act.  It is an opportunity for students to enhance and reinforce academic lessons of the school day, while allowing them to learn new skills and discover new opportunities after the regular school day has ended. The 21st CCLC initiative is the only federally funded source dedicated exclusively to after school programs.

Project STAAR of Muskegon currently services 4 elementary sites:  Marquette, Moon, Nelson
and Oakview.  With a program wide emphasis in academic enrichment, we are deliberate in our program design to provide tutorial services and enrichment activities that help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math as well as offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. 

 In addition to the primary focus of academic enrichment, Project STAAR offers youth a broad array of developmental activities designed to advance student achievement in the following areas:

  • Art and Music
  • Technology Education
  • Drug and Violence Prevention
  • Character and Personal Development
  • Recreation Activities
  • College and Career Preparation
Parent and family supports include but are not limited to:

Literacy, resume writing and interview classes, technology access and assistance.  Please contact the admin office for more information.



  • April 28th 2016
  • Hackley Administration Building
  • 349 W. Webster
  • Boardroom #205
  • 5:30 p.m.


  • May 6, 2016
  • Marquette Elementary
  • 480 Bennett Street
  • Muskegon, MI 49442
  • 4:00 – 8:00

Muskegon Public School's after school and summer school programs are funded by the Michigan Department of Education's 21st Century grant, and the United Way of the Lakeshore.


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If you would like to volunteer e-mail Kim Leavell  , Director or call (231) 720-2557.