21st CCLC – June 10-15, 2018
Rising 9th – 12th Grade

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Camp, coordinated by Auburn University's Truman Pierce Institute faculty and staff, through funding by the Alabama State Department of Education, is for Alabama's high school students who serve as 21st Century Community Learning Center tutors. The camp focuses on providing students with information and skills that will allow them to work successfully in 21st CCLC programs.

Students will further their math, writing, and reading skills, as well as learn about the natural sciences through hands-on experiences in the classroom and in the field. Students will learn to combine nature studies with art, music, and literature. Using skills learned at this camp, participants return to their school systems and serve a minimum of 40 hours working as tutors in a 21st CCLC extended-day program.

This week long residential camp is designed to:

  • Train high school students as tutors for 21st CCLC after-school and summer programs.
  • Encourage careers in education
  • Provide field experiences in life sciences: fisheries, horticulture, forestry, etc.
  • Provide enrichment activities incorporating nature into literature, art, music, etc.
  • Provide positive experiences on a university campus

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.


Truman Pierce Institute - Chartered in 1982 as a research and outreach unit in the College of Education, our institute is devoted to the study and improvement of teaching, learning, and leadership. Our work focuses on ways to improve schools and communities by creating partnerships, conducting research, and providing programs to meet the needs of schools and communities.

Amy Cannon
Amy Cannon
Truman Pierce Institute - Academic Programs

Amy Cannon is employed with Auburn University in the College of Education/Truman Pierce Institute. As the Project Director, her responsibilities include fulfilling the contractual obligations to the Alabama State Department of Education while collaborating with the State Coordinator for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC). Amy served 16 years in the K-12 classroom as a secondary math teacher. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Elementary and Secondary Administration at Auburn University, where she also earned her Masters and Education Specialist Degrees in the same field of study. She is a member of the National Afterschool Association, the Afterschool Alliance, and the Alabama Community Education Association.

To apply, students must:

  • Be an Alabama high school student
  • Have parental permission
  • Write an Interest Statement (included on application form) describing why they should be selected to participate in this innovative summer camp experience
  • Send a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, or school official
  • Sign an agreement (included on application form) to work in extended-day programs for a minimum of 40 hours either as a volunteer or paid employee
  • Provide transportation to the Summer Camp at Auburn University

Applications are open.

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Last Updated: December 1, 2017