Office of College Access Program now Accepting Application for Fayetteville State University’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
The Office of College Access Programs is now accepting applications for the Fayetteville State University’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program provides afterschool programming designed to improve academic performance and engage students in quality enrichment opportunities to increase success upon graduation from high school. The host sites for the centers are Cliffdale Recreation Center, Smith Recreation Center and Westover Recreation Center.
Students must be enrolled in the 8th-12th grades and attend the following Title I schools in Cumberland County to be eligible for the program:
· Anne Chesnutt Middle
· Douglas Byrd Middle
· Luther Nick Jeralds Middle
· Westover Middle
· E.E. Smith High
· Seventy-First High
· Westover High
The services provided at the centers are designed to reinforce and complement the skills students need to be successful in core classes such as math, English and science. Other services include assistance in helping middle school students and parents transition into high school, activities that decrease summer learning loss, college access support to increase post-secondary enrollment and 21st Century skills development for work-force readiness.
For additional information or to receive a 21st Century Community Learning Centers’ application, please call 910-672-1034 or download the application at
The Office of College Access Programs’ mission is to encourage and assist youth who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education with preparation for, entry into, and completion of a post –secondary education. The Office of College Access Programs is comprised of federally funded programs that include GEAR UP, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound (Classic), Upward Bound Math & Science, AmeriCorps VISTA and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The office provides college preparatory services to students, parents, and educators in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson Counties.