Project Learn

by Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama


The objective of this project is to offset the gamut of problems associated with low educational achievement, including difficult behavior and limited employment opportunities. The program targets economically disadvantaged young adolescents from public housing. It aims to increase effectiveness of out-of-school educational activities by targeting neighborhoods and youth who are most at risk and most in need of resources.
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Ensuring a meaningful education for every child has never been more critical than it is today. America's young people are performing poorly in school. Despite decades of reform, the American educational system is struggling to meet the increasing demands placed on it. Young people, particularly from minority communities, are failing to learn basic skills (i.e., reading, writing and mathematics) during the school day.


Project Learn was developed to engage young people in learning, encourage them to succeed in school and help them become lifelong learners. This program helps drive positive outcomes for youth in the academic success by allowing participating youth to receive the following benefits: Individualized, structured learning experience Improved attitude toward learning in the school and Club Self-paced and self-directed learning Practical application of skills taught in the classroom

Long-Term Impact

Project Learn participants will have higher school scores than young people participating in other after-school programs. In comparison to those young people, Project Learn participants showed a: 15% higher overall grade point average; 16% higher grade point average in mathematics; 20% higher grade point average in history; 14% higher grade point average in science; 20% higher grade point average in spelling; and 9% percent higher grade point average in reading.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama

Location: Thomasville, Alabama - USA
Project Leader:
Clemmie Hughley
Thomasville, Alabama United States

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