21st CCLC and JAKAPA: A Step By Step Guide
Youth Development and 21st CCLC Grant Programs Youth development is one of the four critical areas in any 21st CCLC grant program, and JAKAPA can
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After decades of attempts to close achievement gaps, we have failed. In fact, according to the Nation’s Report Card, our grade 12 reading gap has increased from 24 points in 1992 to 32 points in 2019 and math gaps have remained stagnant at 31 points. Achievement gaps based on socio-economic status have also remained stagnant since 1968. In fact, here are some startling statistics about achievement gaps in the United States:
What we are doing isn’t working, because we are not addressing the foundational skills that lead to success in school, work and life. We talk about these essential, durable or soft skills a lot, but we do not strategic initiatives that help us build them and measure our impact. If we are truly striving to provide equitable education for all students, we need to address the foundational skills that allow achievement gaps to persist.
JAKAPA can help. We measure, train and track 32 skills in five areas: self-management, innovation, emotional resilience, social engagement and cooperation. Researchers have shown our skills impact life satisfaction, academic outcomes, friendship quality, peer acceptance and a myriad of other positive outcomes. We provide daily practice for students and can close your achievement gaps, because students will master the underlying skills such as time management, anger management, abstract thinking, expressive language and others, that impact their ability to succeed in school.