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Why G.E.M. Learning Center?

  • 37% of 4th graders cannot read at the basic level.   (National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Among students regularly attending a Community Learning Center- More than 2 in 3 improved homework completion and class participation.  (U.S. Department of Education (2020). 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) analytic support for evaluation and program monitoring: An overview of the 21st CCLC performance data: 2018-2019 (15th report))

  • Based on the 2020 America After 3 pm household survey, parents in Pennsylvania agree that afterschool programs:

    • Build positive relationships between children and adults 76%

    • Keep kids safe and out of trouble 71%

    • Help working parents keep their jobs 81%

    • Provide working parents peace of mind 83% 


Parent Resources

Early Learning Resource Center

Referral Program

Girl Posing
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