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The mission of 21st Century Community Learning Centers is to provide students with academic and cultural enrichment opportunities to help them achieve academically.


21st Century Community Learning Centers


The 21st Century Community Learning Centers is an afterschool program that assists students in core subjects (math, reading, science, social studies) by providing out-of-school time services to students and their families through community learning centers that offer an array of enrichment activities to complement regular academic programs. FSU's program reinforces and complements the skills students need for:

  • Transitioning into high school
  • Decreasing summer loss
  • Increasing post-secondary enrollment
  • Preparing for workforce success

Services Provided

Located at Fayetteville/Cumberland County Parks and Recreational facilites, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers provide students and their families with a learning environment where they can participate in services to include:

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Academic enrichment activities
  • Community service opportunities
  • Cultural activities
  • Health and wellness activities

Location of Centers

  • Westover Recreation Center
  • Smith Recreation Center
  • Cliffdale Recreation Center


2:30pm to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday


There is no cost to students who participate in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.

How do I enroll in 21st Century Community Learning Centers?

Do you attend one of the following schools?

  • Anne Chesnutt Middle School
  • Douglas Byrd Middle School
  • Luther Nick Jeralds Middle School
  • Westover Middle School
  • E.E. Smith High School
  • Seventy-First High School
  • Westover High School

Do you have the desire to go to college and are you ready to take the steps to get there?

Parents, are you seeking information on how you can assist your child with their educational goals?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then...JOIN US TODAY! 

Click here to apply to 21st Century Community Learning Centers today!

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Office of College Access Programs

Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Helen T. Building, Room 120
Phone: 910- 672-1034
Fax: 910-672-1699

A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina