A 2013 study by Hart Research Associates showed that C-level executives prefer to hire college graduates who can contribute to innovation in the workplace, work with diverse teams, and solve complex problems. Unfortunately, children from low-income families have fewer opportunities to develop these valuable 21st century skills than their more affluent peers.

At CYC, we define these non-cognitive 21st century skills as the Four C’s: communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity.

For every age group within our Centers, we create project-based learning opportunities that fuse academics with non-cognitive skill development so children can thrive in school, their communities, and ultimately the workforce. Whether our children are engineering a robot in the Maker Lab, scaling the climbing wall, or creating a galaxy drawing in chalk, they are discovering and experiencing their unique potential.


21st century skills impact stories