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Afterschool & Community

Students’ education extends beyond the school day, and families and community partners support the work done in Tennessee schools.

Afterschool programs are administered through the Center for Extending Learning.

Funded by the Tennessee lottery, LEAPs provide academic enhancement, sports and other activities for K – 12 students.

In some areas of Tennessee, community-based organizations, faith-based groups and other public and private organizations receive grants to serve students through improvement programs in  21st Century Learning Centers.

Parental involvement in their children’s education is invaluable. Their interest and participation in school activities has been shown to help boost student achievement. For more information, see Tennessee’s Family and Community Engagement page.

Additionally, the Center for School Climate works with parents and community partners to coordinate school improvement efforts.