AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER!
CDA4Kids is an extended school-day program that aims to broaden student knowledge with hands on enrichment activities, develop social skills through positive adult interaction, and increase community pride through service learning projects.
- In the United States, 5-7 million youth are unsupervised every day after school.
- Unsupervised youth are more likely to engage in risky behavior, commit crimes or be the victims of crimes.
- After-school programs can transform a time of risk into a time of opportunity for adolescents to become engaged, successful and contributing citizens.
CDA4Kids Before-After-Summer School Enrichment
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act. The program is designed to provide academic enrichment opportunities, art, music, recreation, sports, drug and violence prevention and youth development activities to students during non-school hours. The program also offers families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for educational development.
The Department of Education currently funds 71 after school centers throughout the state serving a total of 17,023 Idaho youth. Program participants consistently outperform non participants on the ISAT. Funding is accessed though a competitive grant process.
"The 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs have demonstrated powerful outcomes in deterring delinquency and improving academic performance," said Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna. "This is a great opportunity for Idaho communities to provide quality, structured programming for youth during the time of day when they need it most."
The State Department of Education conducts grant competition as funding allows. Successful applicants receive funding for up to five years. Eligible applicants include school districts, municipalities, community based organizations, faith based organizations and private corporations.