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The Boys and Girls Club around Illinois say a critical program may be cut if President Donald Trump’s proposed budget moves forward. The budget item – the 21st Century Community Learning Centers – provides Illinois about $52 million a year in funding and a portion goes to the Boys and Girls Clubs sites that are located inside of schools. Central Illinois Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Bill Legee says if those locations go away student performance will suffer.



The sites, located often located in schools, focus on having certified tutors to help students with afterschool homework, they provide a snack for the kids and a safe environment for them to be in while they often wait for a parent to come home from work. 

 
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