The School District of Lee County has received the 21st Century Learning Grant.  It was awarded to Manatee Elementary School, James Stephens International Academy, and Fory Myers Middle Adademy.  For more information see the "Scope of Work" at the bottom of this page, or click HERE

21st Century Learning Grant

21st Century Learning Grant Enrichment Program FAQ


What is this program?
Our school was recently awarded a competitive 21st Century grant for an after-school enrichment program. This program is a combination of after school tutoring for Literacy, Math, and recreational enrichment activities. The program is completely free to all students. However, due to limited seats from this grant, we can only offer the program to 60 students.


How does my child get into this program?
Students are identified & invited using the criteria above.


What grade levels are served with this program?
We serve grade 5.


What activities do the students do in this program?
In addition to supper/snack, students have three 40 minute sessions each day on a schedule (a Literacy session, a Math session, & a Special Enrichment Activity session).


Do students take field trips or have special events with this program?
As a part of this grant-funded program, students are given unique opportunities to attend Field Trips and participate in special events. Parents will receive a schedule once these trips have been arranged.


How does this work with multiple children in a family?
While this grant-funded program is designed for a specific profile of students, we can work with families to try to accommodate their need.


Is Transportation Provided?
Yes, as long as the family lives in-zone. However, it may take up to a week for your child’s bus and stop to be assigned. Parents are expected to provide transportation for their child until a stop can be assigned. Bus Transportation will leave no later than 5:00pm.


Is there any cost?
No, the program is completely free (courtesy of the 21st Century Learning Grant).


Can I pick my student up early or do I have to wait until 5:15?
Parents are encouraged to pick up students leave no earlier than 5:15pm.


I can’t pick up my child, can they still attend?
Once transportation is arranged for your child, parents are not required to provide transportation. However, if there is no current bus for your child, then the child cannot attend until transportation has been arranged.


Is there any food for my child during this program?
We supply a snack before the program begins each afternoon and an additional snack (supper) at the conclusion of the activities.


Who do I contact for more information?
Our site coordinator is Ms. Jennifer Sarzyniak. She may be reached at [email protected]