NJSACC Highlights the 21st CCLC Program at Future Leaders Organization (Pleasantville, NJ)

NJSACC and the 21st CCLC Team would like to acknowledge the Future Leaders Organization-FLO 21st CCLC Program (Pleasantville, New Jersey) for being selected to be featured in the 21st CCLC Subgrantee Spotlight by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) for its innovative and engaging 21st CCLC programming!

Future Leaders Organization will be featured on the USDE Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers – Office of Elementary and Secondary Education webpage from October 2023 until December 2023.

They are the second 21st CCLC program from New Jersey to be highlighted on the USDE webpage, following Meadowlands Area YMCA (Moonachie, New Jersey) which was featured from July 2023 until October 2023.


Forward: Highlights from the Future Leaders Organization 21st CCLC Program

The Future Leaders Organization is a 21st CCLC program located in Pleasantville, New Jersey that serves students in grades 3-12. Its purpose is to give underprivileged students the resources and support they need to succeed in life through cross-curricular learning opportunities that encourage life-long learning. By engaging the whole youth both mentally and physically, Future Leaders is bridging the achievement gap one youth at a time.  Some of the activities offered to students include social and emotional learning, podcasting, arts and crafts, gardening, graphic design, puzzles, computer science, STEM, meditation, and many more.

Additionally, Future Leaders collaborates with local organizations such as the Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 4-H, The Coalition for a Safer Community, the City of Pleasantville, and local businesses to give our students the opportunity to learn from others.  Over the past three summers, student participants in the Future Leaders Organization 21st CCLC program have participated in numerous field trips, including but not limited to The Statue of Liberty, The Intrepid, Museum of Natural History, Harriet Tubman Museum and Tour, Reed’s Farm, and Liberty Science Center.

The video below highlights the student participants’ program experiences: Summer 2023 short.mp4