Study: After school programs for intergenerational poverty improve academic success

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – A study by the Utah Education Policy Center shows after school programs help improve grades for kids who live in poverty.

The study looked at 29 after school programs from 2014 through 2016.

The data shows that supporting high-quality after school programs helps Utah children improve academically, which leads to more opportunity as they become adults.

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox toured Guadalupe School and met families of the Intergenerational Poverty After School program.

“I think this after school program is incredible, we’ve been able to spend some time with the students and their moms. We’ve been able to see the life changing experiences that are happening right here at Guadalupe.”

Students who participated for one to three years saw significant gains in exam scores in English, language arts, math and science.

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