The after-school journalism program aims to support English learners' language and literacy development via a specially designed 10-unti journalism curriculum, ultimately preventing Long Term English Learners (LTELs) . Delivered over 12 weeks for three hours per week, the program focuses on developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills by analyzing the structure and elements of written investigative journalistic articles. The program also engages students in using technology creatively to produce a culminating project: the publication of a newsletter. CUSD has offered the Journalism After-School Program in K-8 schools for four years. It started with five participating schools in 2015 and has expanded to 16 schools in the last three years. An average of 100 students participate every year and about 20% of those students get reclassified.