Why Afterschool is a Proven and Smart Choice  

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After the Trump Administration’s repeated efforts and remarks to eliminate 21st Century Community Learning Centers, research has been put forth to capture the benefits of after school funding and programs. The 21st CCLC programs serve roughly 1.7 million youth nationwide, with larger representation from low-income households and communities. 

Programs such as the 21st CCLC benefit student’s achievement, attendance, and social skills. Without these programs, most of this low-income population will not have access to a safe and supportive environments after school. The investment of funding after school programs will ensure and make these learning opportunities accessible to all youth.