The 21st CCLC initiative is a key federal funding source supporting school-community partnerships that provide quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is the only federal funding source dedicated to supporting local summer learning and 21st Century Community Learning Center funding is the sole federal funding source for afterschool programs across the United States. Each state is awarded so many dollars of funding, who then pass that down in the form of grant awards to applying organizations and school districts.  Typically, a school district will apply for these funds to implement an enhanced afterschool program.  In other situations, and as is with ours, non-profit organizations may also apply and work together with a school district to provide a program.  We were very pleased to learn our grant was accepted in 2016 and we were awarded a little over $700,000 to enhance PowerUP! afterschool.

What does that mean for our program?  This grant allows us to add additional part time staff, which in turn paves the way for more children to attend our program. In addition, money will be used for added technology and resources in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is important to remember this grant is for programmatic spending only, which means NMCYF still greatly appreciates and needs the support of our community to meet in-direct and operating expenses.  As always, we welcome volunteers and visitors to our program. Please feel free to visit or contact us anytime! 

No Hunger summer!

it's food that's in when school is out!

NMCYF has partnered with Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph, MO to bring a No Hunger Summer to Chillicothe! Every weekday, a free hot meal will be provided to kids in the Chillicothe community. The best part? It is absolutely FREE for kids 18 & under, and the adult meals are only $2.00!

The 2019 program kicks off on June 3rd and wraps up on August 9th. Lunch is served M-F from 11:30-1:00 pm. We will be closed the 4th of July. Call 660.646.1352 for more details. 

PowerUP! Summer!

Summer care program

We’re very excited to be bringing back the PowerUP! Summer program for 2018. The format is brand new and is sure to have something for everyone. 

The program will be broken into two sessions. The first is from May 29th- June 29th from 3:00pm- 6:00pm. The second session is from 7:30am-6:00pm. We’ll be taking fun trips to Chilli Bay, the Library, the Police and Fire Department and Hope Haven Recycle Center. 

For additional details, pricing and sign-up information, please call Katie at 660.646.1352.

Programs we offer


AfterSchool Program

PowerUP! After-School is a comprehensive, 5 day/week after school program that focuses on five areas of competency:

  1. Academic Enrichment
  2. Health, Fitness and Nutrition
  3. Fine Arts
  4. Character/Citizenship Education
  5. Career Awareness

The ultimate goal of NMCYF's PowerUP! program is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students after school. The program will offer tutoring and homework help, as well as opportunities for hands-on activities like cooking, gardening and sports.

PowerUP! will be available during the academic school year, Monday-Friday, from 3:00pm-6:00pm, with snacks provided. Occasional meals will be offered to members and their families. PowerUP! will also be available on snow days, teacher-in service, etc.

Rates for PowerUP! After School are $20/week per child. Siblings discounts are offered. Scholarships are also available for those who qualify. Click the links at the bottom of this page to download the PowerUP! After School registration form and scholarship application.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please give us a call at 660-646-1352! You can help a child by donating only $35 a month to be in a safe, afterschool environment!

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