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Year Published: 2018
This statewide evaluation of Minnesota’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs during the 2016-17 school year finds positive academic and behavioral outcomes associated with participation. For example, 81 percent of participants shared that their program helps them feel good about themselves, and students who were deemed as regular participants in 21st CCLC programming (attended 30 days or more) were 13 percent more likely to be proficient in reading and 10 percent more likely to be proficient in math compared to their peers who attended the program less often.
Program Name: Minnesota 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Scope of the Evaluation: Statewide
Program Type: Summer, Afterschool
Community Type: Rural, Urban, Suburban
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
In the 2016-2017 program year, 72 percent of participants in Minnesota 21st CCLC sites were students of color, 71 percent were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, 21 percent were designated as special education students, and 15 percent were English language learners. Approximately half of participants were girls (49.8 percent).
Program Website: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/oos/after/21/