Academic Success


The 21st Century Community Learning Center’s goal is to increase academic achievement, social emotional learning, school attendance, college and career experiences and family engagement. This will be achieved by daily supportive tutoring/homework help, teaching social emotional skills, enrichment activities and empowering families to support values of education at home for students through family events. Additionally, each student will have the opportunity to participate in the Boys & Girls Club’s programs every day after academic support, where they will have the opportunity to engage in enriching activities.

Why Join?

**Request for Proposal for Evaluation Services**

Seeking an evaluator for the remainder of the grant cycle which ends August 31, 2023. For consideration, please email your resume to Please click on the links below for more details. 

21st CCLC Yearly Evaluation Report


The due date for this year's applications is June 2nd, 2023. Applications can be mailed to 3875 South 66th Street, Suite 101, Tacoma, WA 98409 or emailed directly to

2023 BGCSPS Educational Scholarship Application - Deadline June 2

2023 Keith & Kathy Hallman Scholarship Fund Application - Deadline June 2


The academic success programming is designed to ensure all youth, despite the barriers they face, are excited about and engaged in their studies at school. Specifically, academic success programs encompass five components:

Program highlight:

Summer Boost: Launched in 2014, Summer Boost counteracts summer learning loss, giving low-income, underserved, rising 4th and 6th graders who are below grade level a pathway to success. Since its inception, Summer Boost has supported more than 1,000 students! 

All youth experience learning losses when they do not engage in summer educational activities. This loss is especially devastating for children from low-income families who do not have access to summer enrichment. 

Summer Boost will provide low-income, underserved, disenfranchised, rising 4th and 6th graders who are lagging in school achievement with summer classes in reading and other subjects (science, math, language arts, STEM, and coding) as part of Club summer programming. It will serve 250 students from 4 public school districts (Tacoma, Clover Park, Peninsula, and Bremerton) with high populations of low-income, ethnically diverse children. School districts provide certified teachers trained in the current curriculum to lead the program, provide lesson plans, and offer instruction in subjects determined by the school district. Student/teacher ratios average 1:10 to help reinforce learning and support the transition to middle school. Teachers will do pre and post-testing. The Clubs provide additional enrichment programming—all of which is provided to Club members, and their families, at no charge!