Have a Question

Contact NDSEEC

Email: ndseec.info@k12.nd.us

1305 9th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701.446.3170

Fax: 701.446.3176

21CCLC Afterschool Programs

What is a 21st Century Community Learning Center?
On behalf of school districts, SEEC is the fiscal agent and grant coordinator for 21CCLC programs in our area.
  • Federal Grant Program
  • Administered by ND Department of Public Instruction through South East Education Cooperative (SEEC).
  • Provides low OR no cost afterschool and summer learning programs for high-needs schools
  • SEEC is the fiscal gent for 21CCLC grant in southeastern ND including 10 districts and 22 school buildings
  • Some programs are operated by SEEC while others are sub-grantee, community-based organizations (YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, CHARISM, Wahpeton Youth Club)

FOCUS: 21CCLC programs focus on 21st Century skills including social emotional learning goals like self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, responsible decision-making, and relationship skills.

FORMAT: all SEEC 21CCLC programs implement the Afterschool 7, a framework of essential components proven by research to best meet the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of students in a larger group setting.

Afterschool 7 is an afterschool framework designed to create a community of 21st Century learners. This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during out-of-school time for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and/or low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local education standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers other educational services to the families of participating children.
  • 7 components (Welcome, Outside, Snack, Huddle Time, Genius Hour, Discovery Time, Physical Activity)
  • Fidelity checklists
  • 21st Century Skills
  • STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, math)
  • SEL (social emotional learning)
  • Monthly visits with program coaches


2019-2020 School Year Data

(Aug. 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020)

  • 1,073 Total Program Participants
    • 1,022 elementary
    • 36 middle school
  • 341 Average Daily Attendance
  • 352,030 Contact Hours*
  • 260 Days of Operation

*Contact Hours equal the total time delivered across all students. Example: Eight students attending a program for three hours on a single day would equal 24 contact hours.


Program Information


SEEC Site Locations

  • Ellendale
  • Jamestown
    • Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt
  • LaMoure
  • Mapleton

Community Partner Site Locations

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley
  • Wahpeton Youth Club
  • YMCA of Cass & Clay