Last week, UPR’s Dani Hayes reported how after-school programs in Utah are helping children who live in poverty. UPR’s Matilyn Mortensen tells us more about what makes these programs effective.
Cori Groth is the associate director of the Utah Education Policy Center. The policy center conducted a study on after-school programs in Utah that were created after the legislature passed a bill in 2014 calling for intergenerational poverty intervention in public schools.
Although results from the second Race for Results study show improvement since 2014 when the original study was conducted, there is still a discrepancy between the living situations of white and minority children in Utah.