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Year Published: 2013
A statewide evaluation of South Carolina’s 21st CCLC programs during the 2012-13 school year, using data from the Grantee Evaluation Management System, the South Carolina Department of Education information systems, and teacher surveys. The evaluation found that students who participated in the program improved their academic performance, behavior, and school day attendance.
Program Name: South Carolina’s 21st CCLC program
Program Description: South Carolina’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 79 grantees operating 171 centers during the 2012-13 school year. Across all centers, a total of 14,456 students and 376 adults were served.
Scope of the Evaluation: Statewide
Program Type: Afterschool, Before school
Location: South Carolina
Program Demographics: Among students participating in South Carolina’s 21st CCLC programs, 90 percent participated in the free and reduced lunch program, 51 percent of participants were girls, and when looking at the race and ethnicity of students served, 72 percent of students were African American, 19 percent were white, and 6 percent were Hispanic.