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Per the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC), the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is required to provide a list of prescreened external organizations. The term “external organization” is defined, by ESSA, as: 

“(A) a nonprofit organization with a record of success in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities; or 

(B) in the case of a community where there is no such organization, a nonprofit organization in the community that enters into a written agreement or partnership with an organization described in subparagraph (A) to receive mentoring and guidance in running or working with before and afterschool (or summer recess) programs and activities” (ESSA, section 4201).

 

For a list of external organizations or how to apply, please go to: News and Updates | Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (mo.gov)​

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Created at 8/31/2021 10:42 AM by Cindy Heislen
Last modified at 6/7/2022 1:32 PM by Cindy Heislen