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Year Published: 2012
A statewide evaluation of New Hampshire’s 21st CCLC program’s impact on participating students’ academic and social development during the 2011-12 school year. Data was collected using student, teacher, and principal surveys. Key findings of the report include that participation in New Hampshire’s 21st CCLC programs improved students’ academic performance, such as homework completion, math and literacy skills, and class participation, as well as students’ social skills and behavior. Principals surveyed almost unanimously agreed that the 21st CCLC programs enhanced the overall effectiveness of the school at least to some extent. The report also found that an overwhelming percentage of students reported feeling safe in the program.
Program Name: New Hampshire’s 21st CCLC program
Program Description: New Hampshire’s 21st CCLC program—which has received federal support through the 21st CCLC initiative—serves high-needs communities across the state, providing local afterschool and summer programming to 23 grantees operating a total of 68 centers. During the 2011-12 school year, 8,445 students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade were served. The number of students enrolled in each program ranged from 27 to 387, for an average of 133 students served per center.
Scope of the Evaluation: Statewide
Program Type: Afterschool, Before school
Location: New Hampshire
Program Demographics: Fifty-five percent of participating students were eligible for free or reduced price lunch. Seventy-seven percent of participants were Caucasian, 11 percent were Hispanic, 5 percent were African-American, 3 percent were Asian or Pacific Islander, 3 percent were multiracial, and 1 percent were Native American. Sixteen percent of participants were special needs students, and 8 percent were English Language Learners. Fifty percent of participants were girls.