A Crucial Part of Our Success!
The Beyond U Program, a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), provides our students with enrichment experiences after school, on the weekends and throughout the summer. Research tells us that learning and preparation for a successful life require enriched experiences that go well beyond text books, classrooms and the school day.
The UCAP School and the Beyond U Program have been partially funded by four consecutive five-year 21st Century Grants, including the current award which runs through the 2027 school year.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program provides the guidelines for the Beyond U Program and ensures that in addition to our after school programming for students, families are also offered necessary educational services including literacy instruction and cultural enrichment. As a CCLC Program, Beyond U provides additional support and resources, ensuring that young people are exposed to out-of-school time learning experiences, connected with higher education resources and encouraged to explore career paths.
Throughout the school year and over the summer, we offer recurring and new programs to meet the needs and interests of our students. These programs and activities focus on STEM, cultural enrichment, academics, fitness and the arts. We also offer field trips to recreational events, workplace tours, colleges and cultural sites.
Beyond U programs improve students’ attendance, study habits, attitudes toward school and school work, and provide real-world exposure. Students gain confidence in their abilities and aspirations for the future.
Beyond U Programs inspire life-long learning by:
- Appealing to each student’s individual interests.
- Integrating each student’s academic, social and emotional goals.
- Expanding students’ community of learning.
- Deepening their relationships with other students and adults.
- Providing real-world learning in a safe, engaging environment.
Beyond U students are more likely to succeed in school and life.
Behind Every Successful UCAP Student is a Donor Who Cared