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2020 Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy
Mission Statement To provide a residential youth corps program to help high school dropouts earn their GED, improve their life-coping skills, and increase employability.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. To prepare Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy (LCA) attendees for success in the real world.
    1. Have at least 80% of the LCA graduates obtain their GED.
    2. Have 100% of the LCA graduates assigned a mentor.
Source of Funds General Revenue Fund, Federal Support Agreement Revolving Fund Statutory Authority 20 ILCS 1805
Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2020 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2019 Actual Fiscal Year 2018 Actual
Input Indicators
Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 6,355.2 $ 6,235.0 $ 7,265.2 $ 6,544.8 $ 6,538.7
Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 6,355.2 $ 6,235.0 $ 7,265.2 $ 6,544.8 $ 6,538.7
Average monthly full-time equivalents 0 0 0 0 0
Output Indicators
Number of graduates 98 131 370 228 254
Outcome Indicators
Number of graduates with GEDs 98 88 227 140 149
Number of graduates assigned a mentor 98 131 370 228 254
Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness Indicators
Average cost per graduate (in dollars) $ 25,800.00 $ 47,595.77 $ 25,800.00 $ 28,705.33 $ 25,742.81
Percentage of graduates with a GED 100 % 67.18 % 75 % 61.4 % 58.66 %
Percentage of graduates assigned a mentor 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Explanatory Information

COVID-19 affected LCA's enrollment rates drastically. The agency was forced to reduce the capacity of the program to comply with the guidelines and restrictions put in place to mitigate the exposure.

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