21st Century Community Learning Centers

Improving the outcomes of students in Oregon's 21st CCLC programs

The STEM Academy of Umatilla After School Program offers a variety of interesting and fun experiences for kids through STEM based programming.

High school helpers as teachers, mentors and assistants

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These experiences would not be possible without our high school helpers that work in the STEM Academy as teachers, mentors, and assistants in our lower level programs. Since the beginning, we have found how talented our kids are. The older student employees are motivated, passionate, and consistent. 

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The freedom to build programs

When they are allowed the freedom to build programming, they excel at providing experiences that are interesting, skill building, and fun -- often teaching in ways in which they would be interested in learning.


 A unique connectedness

students holding up a large painted diagramThere exists a unique connectedness between leadership staff, teaching staff, and students that is by far one of our biggest strengths as a program.

Some of our programs

students building tiny house and working on BMX racer

Some of the unique program offerings in the 21st CCLC program in Umatilla include:

  • FIRST (Robotics)
  • Click to Science
  • Tiny House
  • Hover Lab
  • Cookie Class
  • BMX Racer Project

Joshua Ego - Program Director - egoj@umatillasd.org 541-922-6516

Tina Ridings - Site Coordinator at McNary Heights Elementary

Jennifer Franks - Site Coordinator at Clara Brownell Middle School & Umatilla High School

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