21st Century Skill Gains

Growing demand for skilled workers prompted Charleston Promise Neighborhood to focus its After-School programming on 21st Century learning skills development.

Research Reveals 21st Century Learning Skills:

  • Lead to more prepared and productive citizens.
  • Promote physical and mental health in adulthood.
  • Encourage better workforce participation.
  • Are best taught in hands-on, group learning environments with opportunity to exercise skills.
  • Taught in afterschool settings are displayed in the daytime classroom through improved behaviors and decision-making.

    The chart above demonstrates skill gains by students on a four-point scale.

    Summer 2018 Program Results at Mary Ford Elementary

    • 113 children enrolled
    • Summer slide reversed
    • 93% of students maintained or gained literacy skills