Program Managers


Terrence Platt Program Manager

  • Email  – Phone: (772) 429-3617
  • Lakewood Park Elementary, Parkway Elementary, St.Lucie Elementary, Dan McCarty Middle School

Schools and Program Offerings

  • Dan McCarty Middle School
    Site Coordinator: Carnell Plowden
    • 1201 Mississippi Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
    • 4:15 to 6:15
  • Lakewood Park Elementary
    Site Coordinator: Vanessa Turner
    • 7800 Indrio Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34951
    • 3:25 to 5:25
  • Parkway Elementary
    Site Coordinators: Christine Duane/Justin Sherman
    • 7000 NW Selvitz Rd, Port St Lucie, FL 34983
    • 3:15 to 5:15
  • St. Lucie Elementary
    Site Coordinator: Jessica Serra
    • 2020 South 13th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
    • 3:35 to 5:35

21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 21st CCLC grant is a competitive, federally funded grant authorized under Title IV, Part B.  The grant is awarded for a five year period with a continuation application being submitted each year. In October of 2014 the School Board of St. Lucie County was awarded two grants, Explorer and Steam.  These grants will operate through the summer of 2019 at seven school site locations.
  • The Explorer grant operates a 32 week afterschool program within three Title I schools in Ft. Pierce: Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8, Northport K-8 and Southport Middle.
  • The Steam grant operates 32 week after school programs within four Title I schools in Ft. Pierce and Port St. Lucie: Chester A. Moore Elementary, Floresta Elementary, Lawnwood Elementary and Weatherbee Elementary.

During the summer, each of the grants will offer a four week program at one of St. Lucie Public Schools identified summer sites for the North and South end of St. Lucie County. The programs, which are offered at no cost to students or families, provide a safe environment during non-school hours for additional educational opportunities.  Each school operates a unique program of services based on the needs of the community, with the same set of goals as its premise using project based learning: Academic Enrichment in Reading and Language Arts, Academic Enrichment in Science and Mathematics, Personal Enrichment, and Educational Services to Adult Family Members. Priority of services is offered to students of Title I eligible schools, with academic needs in Reading and/or Math (Level 1 or 2 on FCAT).  Each school is limited as to the number of students that can be served and continued funding is contingent on student attendance each day of the program.

News

  • Innovation
    by Kimberly Roberts on December 17, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Students at Floresta attending the 21st Century afterschool program  were ask “how has our natural world inspired human innovation?” Students worked in groups to come answer the question. A group of students decided to make trying on clothes easier by making a virtual mirror. The person would upload a photo of themselves, then select the piece of clothing to virtually try. The students had to spend time brainstorming ideas and then planning. There were many good ideas.

  • The Boy Scouts volunteer at C.A.M.
    by Kimberly Roberts on December 17, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Ms. Jones volunteers at Chester A Moore Elementary as a Boy Scouts leader with the boys in 21st Century. Through activities, Ms. Jones, teaches the young boys about morals and ethics that will help them make good choices throughout their lives. Ms. Jones dedicates once a week to the boys at C.A.M.

  • The Big Umbrella
    by Kimberly Roberts on December 17, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Kindergarten through second grade students at Weatherbee Elementary made a beautiful umbrella that was inspired by the book “The Big Umbrella” . Under the umbrella is the students’ representation of a world where everyone lives in harmony.

  • Students Learning Healthy Eating
    by Kimberly Roberts on June 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Students are learning about healthy eating in the 21st CCLC summer program.