MyTime Enrichment Program

WELCOME TO Nita M. Lowey 21st Century COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS MyTime after school enrichment PROGRAM.

(Free/Federal Funded Program)

Students at mytime
Students at mytime
Students at mytime
Students at mytime
Students at mytime
Students at mytime
Students at mytime
Students at mytime

The 21st Century MyTime program will not operate on half-days, non-attendance days, school holidays, and emergency school closing days. The program operates during the school year for a minimum of 28 weeks and summer programming is also provided through the 21st Century Grant. The program will provide daily snacks as well as materials for activities and transportation. 

Homework support
Academic enrichment
Team buildings
Social Skills
Sports, fitness
Culinary activities
Career and college readiness
Field trips
Philosophical Questioning
Theatre Improv

2022-23 Community Partners:

Communities in schools 
Fox Valley Park District 
City of Aurora
Aurora University 
Chess Wizards 
Junior Achievement
Paramount School of the Arts 
SD129 STEM and SEL
iCook Culinary Program
Aurora Public Library
The Frog Lady
Dupage Children's Museum

21st Century MyTime programs are being held at the following schools in West Aurora.

Rachel Shields

21st Century Project Director


28 weeks during the
school year

Elementary Sites 
2:20 – 5:15PM
(Monday – Thursday)

Middle School Sites 
3:40 – 6:15PM
(Monday – Thursday)


Fox Valley Park District in partnership with West Aurora School District 129 has applied for the 21st Century Continuation Grant for the upcoming 2023-2024school year. This grant application was submitted to IBSE on October 30, 2023 and it includes the following schools: Hall, Nicholson, Schneider, and Smith Elementary Schools and Jefferson Middle School. If awarded, this will be year two of a three year grant cycle. This funding would support after-school and summer enrichment programs for eligible students.  Aurora University will be the External Evaluator for the program.