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Year Published: 2011
A report on the performance data for the 21st Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program operated by Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas, Inc. under two grants from the Florida Department of Education. Program participants at all three middle schools sites were more likely to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the math, English language arts, and science Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) than students in the middle schools overall. Additionally, the report looked at the program’s impact on health and physical fitness, finding that an overwhelming majority of students participating in the program maintained a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) or showed improvement in their BMI scores throughout the academic year, as well as were able to successfully identify the healthier foods.
Program Name: Pinellas County’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Program Description: Pinellas County’s 21st CCLC program, operated by Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas, Inc., was established in 2009 and serves high-needs communities, providing afterschool and summer programming that includes, but is not limited to, academic enrichment, homework help, opportunities for physical activity, team building activities, and family engagement activities. These services were provided to approximately 370 middle school students across three sites during the 2009-2010 school year.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Summer, Afterschool
Location: Pinellas County, FL
Community Type: Urban, Suburban
Grade level: Middle School
Program Demographics: The program was split evenly with 50 percent of students being female and 50 percent male. The ethnic/race demographics of the program was 54 percent of participants were Caucasian, 27 percent were African-American, 22 percent were Hispanic/Latino, 1 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than one percent were Native American. Sixty percent of all participants and 57 percent of regular participants (at least 30 days) qualified for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch. Fifty-one percent all participants and 49 percent of regular participants come from single parent households; 23 percent of all participants and 25 percent of regular participants had disabilities or special needs, and 3 percent of all participants were English Language Learners.
Program Website: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/msy/start/Pages/CCCPinellas.aspx