The Minnesota CYFAR Sustainable Communities Project is focused on strengthening the ability of middle school aged youth to set and achieve short and long-term educational goals by using an innovative and organic afterschool program model that is highly experiential. The aim of the program is to help youth own their learning by igniting their interest in education to to work with parents and guardians to support them in their role as their child's first educator. This reports presents the evaluation results and demonstrates the impact that the Minnesota CYFAR Sustainable Communities Project has had on youth participants during its third year.
Through an annual congreassional appropriation for the National Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) program, the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service allocates funding to community-based projects for children and their families who are at risk for not meeting basic needs via the land-grant university extension services.
Skuza, Jennifer; Tzenis, Joanna; Sheldon, Timothy; Pierson Russo, Jessica.
The Minnesota Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Project: Impact Report 2011.
University of Minnesota Extension.
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