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July 5, 2016:
From the Cedar Rapids Gazette:
State's pilot program for struggling third-grade readers starts in Cedar Rapids
The reading-intensive classes are a part of the Zach Johnson Foundation's Kids on Course University

May 4, 2016, Congressman Loebsack is awarded the "Friend of Afterschool" Award at Madison Elementary in Davenport, Iowa.
To read the full story, click here.

April 28, 2016:



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About the Afterschool Champions Awards
Each year, the Iowa Afterschool Alliance Afterschool Champions Awards honor individuals or organizations that believe strongly in the importance of afterschool programs and are willing to provide tangible support to the issue, as well as outstanding students who demonstrate the positive effects of afterschool programs. Nominations for the awards are sought through the Iowa Afterschool Alliance network of over 800 individuals and organizations, and final voting is done by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance Strategic Leadership Team and the Impact After School Conference Planning Committee.

Outstanding Afterschool Students
The Outstanding Afterschool Student Award honors students who reflect the best of the best among Iowa’s children and youth, based upon the degree to which they represent afterschool programs’ priorities of engagement, good character, academic achievement, and leadership.

Crosby Chanthavisouk, Storm Lake Middle School, Storm Lake
Nominated by Christine Carlson,TLC Director
Crosby has shown outstanding leadership skills in the Tornado Learning Club after school program (TLC). Crosby is a 7th grader and this year approached the TLC Director with some ideas of enrichment clubs that he thought everyone would enjoy to part of. Crosby came up with the clubs, the hours, the requirements and rules, and became a TLC Volunteer. He comes every day to TLC to help guide the younger children when needed and to run the clubs he designed. He is a true role model. All the younger TLC students ask " When can I be like Crosby and be your worker?" He is the most dependable calm young man that the TLC Director has had the pleasure to meet. He truly cares about the TLC after school program and all the students that attend. Crosby is also in AVID, sports, and continues to be on the Honor Roll at Storm Lake Middle School.


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Third from the left, Crosby with his family.

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Crosby at Awards Ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa.


April 4, 2016, Extended Learning Program Expanding, Council Bluffs 21CCLC Program
To read full article, click here.

February 4, 2016 Kirn Middle School, CB Dreams (Council Bluffs), 21CCLC Program students learn about Cybersecurity!
To read full article, click here.

August 10, 2015 Des Moines Public Schools, ISU 4U Promise program at King and Moulton schools had a chance to learn about aeronautic
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmps/sets/72157656935232255

July 24, 2015 Des Moines Register Article, Metro Kids Celebrate Summer with a Carnival
http://www.dmschools.org/2015/07/metro-kids-celebrate-summer-with-a-carnival/

July 20, 2015 Des Moines Register Article, Highlights the Burlington School District and Library
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2015/07/16/traveling-bookmobile/30273269/

July 15, 2015 Des Moines Register Article, Harrison Barnes Shoots Hoops with DMPS Campers
http://www.dmschools.org/2015/07/campers-shoot-hoops-with-barnes/

June 1, 2015 Des Moines Register Article, School's Out! Time for Summer
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2015/06/01/last-day-school/28297551/

April 9, 2015 Des Moines Register Article Highlights Des Moines 21CCLC Sites!
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/community/2015/04/10/des-moines-public-schools/25501011/

Mahaska County YMCA in Oskaloosa featured in the news for their exciting evaluation results!
http://oskynews.org/?p=67249

Iowa Lawmakers toured Grant Wood Elementary's 21CCLC program in Iowa City!
http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/education/k-12/2014/07/15/iowa-lawmakers-tour-iccsds-summer-learning-programs/12717827/

Starfish Academy is working to close the achievement gap and combat the summer slide in Des Moines!
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/des-moines/2014/06/24/starfish-academy-derek-hannah/11252157/

One of Iowa's newest 21st Century Community Learning Centers is off to a great start this summer!
http://qctimes.com/news/local/learning-keeps-going-at-bettendorf-s-armstrong-elementary/article_f6c04b49-0356-598e-aab6-1beebc77436d.html

King 21CCLC Community Collaborations!
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/des-moines/2014/06/06/king-school-music-summer-program/9999001/

New programs to help kids at Bettendorf's Neil Armstrong Elementary
http://wqad.com/2014/05/02/new-programs-to-help-kids-at-bettendorfs-neil-armstrong-school/

Clinton 21CCLC Lights On! Afterschool Celebration
http://clintonherald.com/features/x1059025684/Clinton-students-celebrate-afterschool-programming

Des Moines 21CCLC $50,000 State Farm Grant
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/08/29/after-school-programs-to-add-financial-literacy-lessons/

Des Moines 21CCLC student profiled in the Des Moines Register!
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20120304/LIFE/303040008/Making-it-in-America



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