Welcome to EMU Bright futures 21st Century Community Learning Centers Website!


Eastern Michigan University 21st Century Community Learning Centers BRIGHT FUTURES is a cohort of high quality after school programs in twenty school sites across two school districts including Wayne-Westland and Ypsilanti Community Schools.

The focus of Bright Futures is to improve academic achievement, develop self-efficacy, and prepare elementary, middle, and high school students to transition to the next level of schooling.


The main goals of the program are:

  • Increase academic achievement
  • Increase student learning in non-academic areas
  • Increase student knowledge of career options and how to achieve them
  • Increase the experience of students transitioning to the next level
  • Increase the literacy of parents in the skills that will help their children in English Language Arts and math
  • Increase student self-efficacy through leadership experiences and service learning
  • Develop grit and a growth mindset through trying new things, perseverance, failing forward and the belief that ability and skill are developed through dedication to hard work.


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203 Boone Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

lmalinoff [at] emich.edu

(734) 487-0372

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