21st Century learning program hopes to get grant renewed

YAKIMA, Wash. -- An after-school program here in Yakima could run out of time. The Twenty-First Century program dropped from ten schools down to four. And, those schools were in the final year of the grant. More than 600 kids at Eisenhower High School took part in the 21-st Century Program last month. Administrators credited it with a 40 percent increase in reading and math scores. Students noticed the benefits themselves.

"Everybody who's in there They're really helpful," said Izaiah Waiters. "They don't tell me the answers, but they all help me get to it on my own."

Administrators planned to re-apply for the grant. And, hope to expand it to five new schools next year if the money comes through.