SERRC offers out-of-school and after-school programming with an educational focus.

Children who regularly attend quality programs from 1-4 hours each week have:

  • Better attendance, grades and behavior in school (Durlak, Weissberg & Pachan, 2010)
  • Reduced initiation of drug use by 50 percent if they have participated in early childhood education and after school programs (James Heckman, University of Chicago, 2006)
  • Better relationships with students and adults
  • More academic and enrichment opportunities

21st Century Community Learning Center


The 21st Century Afterschool Program in Kotzebue’s June Nelson Elementary School provides fun learning activities during out-of-school hours. The program serves to expand opportunities for children kindergarten through second grade in literacy, STEAM, health and movement, and art, SEL and culture. The program offers parents and community members the opportunity to join children on their academic journey and nurture the future of Kotzebue youth.

The program offers:

  • Books and hands-on literacy activities
  • Engaging STEAM activities
  • Healthy snacks
  • Physical activity
  • Attendance awards
  • Super Saturdays and Friday Fun Nights
  • Community field trips
  • Cultural activities
  • Parent and community participation

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June Nelson Elementary School

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This is a 21st Century Community Learning Center and it operates as a partnership between SERRC-Alaska’s Educational Resource Center, and the Northwest Arctic Borough School District.

The center is federally-funded and administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.