La Feria News

Texas ACE Program

By Mike Villarreal

Texas Ace (After School Center for Education) provides students with no-cost activities before and after school as well as during summer fork-12 students in Title 1 schools.

This federally funded program is made available through 21 Century Community Learning Centers (CCLLC) and state-administered by TEA.

Ace has local programs that provide tutoring, help with homework, and any other needs by students. They also have youth development projects, sports, and clubs which build students’ character, leadership skills, and confidence.

Texas Ace operates over 700 learning centers in more than 140 school districts with thousands of Texas teachers employed by Aces competitively funded grants. Students attending more than 30 days (about 4 and a half weeks) have been shown to experience many improvements such as improved grades, fewer absences, and higher test scores in math and English (grades 9-12).

Two weeks ago, on April 5, 2024, the 21 Century Ace students from WB Green and La Feria Early College High School were able to visit TSC Brownsville and participated in a one-day camp that provided students with the opportunity to engage in skill labor-related activities like welding and plumbing. Technical skills that are infused in every aspect of our past, present, and future.

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