Students in Coatesville Community Education Foundation's After School Programs have fun while improving their academic and social skills. CCEF’s After School Programs enable higher-order thinking skills through hands-on project-based, real world activities. This holistic approach to child development includes engaging activities that are not simply an extension of school but address a student’s intrinsic interests as a learner. These activities captivate primary school children and capture the imagination of middle school and high school students while supporting school-linked learning through the application of academic skills. Working with the 21st Century Community Learning Center the CCEF's learning environments provide snack time, homework time, clubs and recreational activities that also includes financial literacy and civic engagement; entrepreneurial and technology education, creative arts and service learning.