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                                                              NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY

21st Century Community Learning Center

Gardner-Strong Elementary School

 Academic Year 2024-2025


Boys & Girls Clubs of El Dorado is pleased to announce that we intend to apply for funding from the Arkansas Department of Education to create a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) at Gardner-Strong Elementary, located in Strong, AR

This 21st CCLC would offer academic and personal enrichment programming during the school year (with a goal of enrolling 75 underserved youth) and a full-day summer program (goal of serving 50 youth) who attend grades K-6 at Gardner-Strong Elementary School. We also take this opportunity to inform private schools, faith-based organizations and community-based organizations of our intent to promote the implementation of safe, accessible academic, enrichment, and family engagement programs in the schools noted above. Private schools and other entities interested in participating may contact the Director of Grant Admin. Deneisa Jamerson or at 870-863-8753 ext107.

The RFP submission due date is Feb 29, 2024

Within two weeks of submission, a copy of our grant application will be  available for inspection on our agency website ( and at the Club facility for all interested.