More than 15 years of research confirms that children and youth who participate in after-school and summer programs can reap many benefits including increased academic achievement, better school attendance, fewer disciplinary actions, reduction in risky behaviors, and improved health and wellness.
Drawing on public input, local data and research, PCL adopted the following goal for Levy funded after-school programs: Provide safe and constructive after-school and summer programming that supports children’s well-being and school success. The strategies adopted to work toward this goal are:
- Intensive academic support
- Enrichment programming
- New SUN Community Schools
See a full list of the Levy’s 23 After-School investments.
PCL publishes annual performance reports on after-school programs for each fiscal year. Performance of after-school programs during the previous Levy period (2009-2014) is covered in PCL’s 5 year Report.