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Weekly Media Roundup: April 10, 2019

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Weekly Media Roundup: April 10, 2019

‘Whutever it Takes:’ DJ Whutever Creates 12-Week After-School DJ Program for Melrose Students, News 12 (New York)

Through hands-on afterschool instruction on using turntables and mixing music, DJ Whutever hopes to instill skills including communication and improvisation that will be useful in students’ lives and careers. The DJ, who is featured at Mets games and on New York radio stations, created the “Whutever it Takes DJ Academy” afterschool program at a Bronx elementary school to give back to the community and boost kids’ confidence. At the end of the 12-week program, students DJ a party at their school to demonstrate their new skills. “Now, I’m not scared any more, I’m not shy, I know people better and I’m not afraid to DJ in front of anybody,” a student told News 12.

$50,000 Grant Will Help Yoga N Da Hood Expand to More Dallas Elementary Schools, Dallas News (Texas)

Ebony Smith created Yoga N Da Hood because there were no yoga studios in her neighborhood. Today, the nonprofit hosts yoga afterschool programs in 27 Dallas schools, and it just received a grant to expand its programming to nearly 3,000 students. Smith uses yoga to teach emotional awareness and coping skills, and she incorporates music therapy into the program. “[Students] talk about how relaxed they are, how de-stressed they are, or they didn't know it was going to feel good, or how hard it might have been,” Founder Ebony Smith told Dallas News. “Just to see them be encouraged and seeing that stress melt off of them is super exciting and why we do what we do.”

TechGarage Expands; Hires Local Students as Coaches, Lake Okeechobee News (Florida)

Through TechGarage, 600 elementary and middle school students from 12 Florida afterschool programs engage in college-level work designing, building, and competing with robots. Students use complex technology including laser cutters and 3D printers, and college students serve as mentors and coaches.“The program provides academic enrichment to students attending low-performing schools to help them meet state academic standards,” Lotus Holem, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s director of programming, told the Lake Okeechobee News. “They really enjoy learning new skills that reinforce and complement the regular school day. For most of them, it will be their first time being exposed to robots and drones.”

Volunteer and Mentorship Program Helps Fight the Model Minority Myth, Provide Role Models, The Lantern (Ohio)

Healthy Asian Youth builds pathways to college for low-income Asian-American children in Ohio through afterschool programs focused on academic support and mentorship. The program seeks to combat the ‘model minority’ myth which falsely paints all Asian-Americans as wealthy. Student mentors from Ohio State University facilitate activities and form one-on-one relationship with students. “It can hurt you when you’re like struggling to fit into someone’s stereotype but also you want to be who you are, so I think it helps to also just see people who are kind of like them in college,” OSU student Lily Lin told the Lantern. “We do have some volunteers that are of Cambodian descent, and I think that is really awesome. I think that the kids love them and to see someone like them in higher education, they see that it’s possible.”

Weekly Media Roundup: April 3, 2019

Maplewood Elementary Students Create Art from Trash to Raise Awareness About Recycling, Greeley Tribune (Colorado) After a discussion on recycling, students in the Maplewood Elementary afterschool program in Colorado were inspired to raise awareness of the issue. They formed committees within...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/03/19

Weekly Media Roundup: March 27, 2019

YMCA and Kroger Cooking for Good with Roanoke Kids, WSLS 10 (Virginia) A new YMCA afterschool program in Virginia teaches children about nutrition through unconventional snacks like chickpea cookies. The Cooking with Me program is funded by Kroger, a grocery store, and features hands-on cooking...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/27/19

Weekly Media Roundup: March 13, 2019

Sioux City Youth Have Fun While Learning About Science from Morningside Professor, Students, Sioux City Journal (Iowa) Each week, students in the afterschool program at the Boys & Girls Club of Siouxland in Iowa learn science from a local chemistry professor and his students through the...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/13/19

Weekly Media Roundup: March 6, 2019

Giving Back: Three O’Clock Project, inRegister (Louisiana) When Emily Chatelain was working for a charter network, she realized how many students relied on school meals for their primary source of nutrition. She was inspired to create the Three O’Clock Project, which connects...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/06/19

Weekly Media Roundup: February 20, 2019

After-School All-Stars Program Provides Safe Environment, Boosts Students Academically, KTNV (Nevada) Students in After-School All-Stars programs in Clark County, Nevada grow zucchini, write code, sew, and more. The organization serves 6,500 elementary and middle school students from 16...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/20/19

Weekly Media Roundup: February 13, 2019

After-School Program Teaches Students About Medicine, KGNS (Texas) A new afterschool program called “Little Medical School” is building pathways to health and medical careers for sixth graders in Laredo, Texas. Through the program, 60 students at four middle schools learn about the...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/13/19

Weekly Media Roundup: February 6, 2019

Viroqua, La Farge After-School Programs Join Forces for New Journaling Activity, Lacrosse Tribune (Wisconsin) A new initiative in Wisconsin called the After-School Journal Buddy Program aims to improve students’ literacy abilities and social skills at the same time. The program will pair...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/06/19

Weekly Media Roundup: January 30, 2019

After School Program Teaches Students Valuable Lessons About Money, CBS Miami (Florida) Students in the After-School Investing Program in Miami-Dade, Florida are getting a jump start on financial skills including managing cash flow and choosing wise investments. Jake Butler, a former economics...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/30/19

Weekly Media Roundup: January 23, 2019

Kids Create Inspirational Messages for Others on MLK Day, KSFY (South Dakota) Students in afterschool programs at the Multi-Cultural Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day decorating rocks with positive messages to place around their community and writing greeting...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/23/19

Weekly Media Roundup: January 9, 2019

Ten Significant Accomplishments of the African Community Learning Program in 2018, The  Philadelphia Sunday Sun (Pennsylvania) University of Pennsylvania senior Aminata Sy founded the African Community Learning Program in October 2017 to inspire academic achievement among 1st to 8th grade...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/09/19

Weekly Media Roundup: November 21, 2018

Afterschool Girls + STEAM Program Launches, Fosters (Delaware) In Delaware, girls in the Seymour Osman Community Center afterschool program learn engineering concepts by working with UV reactive beads, building sun-resistant shelters, and more. The new “Girls + STEAM” (science,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      11/21/18

Weekly Media Roundup: July 18, 2018

Program connects young minds with learning at Boys & Girls Club (Lowell Sun, Massachusetts) At a STEAM makerspace in Billerica, Mass., hands-on experiences with cutting-edge technology stimulate students’ love of learning. Created by the local Boys & Girls Club and supported by...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/18/18

Weekly Media Roundup: June 20, 2018

Campers build confidence at Bricks 4 Kidz (The Bakersfield Californian, California) At a day camp in Bakersfield, children spend their days building all kinds of structures with LEGO® bricks, learning STEM concepts along the way. With a different theme to inspire them each week, campers at...

BY: Emily Hecker      06/20/18

Weekly Media Roundup: June 13, 2018

Morristown’s New After-School Program Praised by Assemblywoman Jenne (North Country This Week, New York) The Green Rockets Rising afterschool program was recently visited by Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, who praised the impact the program has on students at Morristown Central School....

BY: Emily Hecker      06/13/18

Weekly Media Roundup: June 6, 2018

Gwinnett Mom’s Programming Venture Gives Kids A Code for Fun (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia) After noticing the lack of STEM-related education programs in her children’s school, Nidhi Jain, a skilled programmer, decided to take matters into her own hands. Using a free...

BY: Emily Hecker      06/06/18

Weekly Media Roundup: May 9th, 2018

Forestview After-School STEM Clubs Highlight Need, Booming Popularity (Pine and Lakes Echo Journal, Minnesota) The afterschool programs at Forestview Middle School are overwhelmingly geared toward STEM. Many students are currently participating in the robotics club; others are learning to...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/09/18

Weekly Media Roundup: May 2, 2018

How an After-School Program Helps Girls of Color See Themselves as Beautiful (Lansing State Journal, Michigan) After moving to Detroit, Sheri Crawley, a mother of two girls of color, noticed a glaring lack of role models for her daughters. She decided to take matters into her own hands by...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/02/18

Weekly Media Roundup: March 21, 2018

Environmental Science Center Creates Future Conservationists (Westside Seattle, Washington) The nonprofit Environmental Science Center connects youth and other community members with nature. The center hopes that by introducing students to the environment through hands-on scientific...

BY: Luci Manning      03/21/18

Weekly Media Roundup: March 14, 2018

Mobile Community Center Heads to Troubled Neighborhood; High Hopes for After-School Care (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas) The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project and Catholic Charities of Fort Worth will hopefully be opening a brick-and-mortar community center later this year; until then, an...

BY: Luci Manning      03/14/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 31, 2018

Community Schools a Way to Improve Education (Commercial Appeal, Tennessee) Knoxville businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd vouches for community schools – like the one he helped launch at Pond Gap Elementary School – as a way to help low-income students...

BY: Luci Manning      01/31/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 9, 2019

Ten Significant Accomplishments of the African Community Learning Program in 2018, The  Philadelphia Sunday Sun (Pennsylvania) University of Pennsylvania senior Aminata Sy founded the African Community Learning Program in October 2017 to inspire academic achievement among 1st to 8th grade...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/09/19

Weekly Media Roundup: July 18, 2018

Program connects young minds with learning at Boys & Girls Club (Lowell Sun, Massachusetts) At a STEAM makerspace in Billerica, Mass., hands-on experiences with cutting-edge technology stimulate students’ love of learning. Created by the local Boys & Girls Club and supported by...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/18/18

Weekly Media Roundup: June 13, 2018

Morristown’s New After-School Program Praised by Assemblywoman Jenne (North Country This Week, New York) The Green Rockets Rising afterschool program was recently visited by Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, who praised the impact the program has on students at Morristown Central School....

BY: Emily Hecker      06/13/18

Weekly Media Roundup: May 23, 2018

Express Yourself Milwaukee 'Moves It!' and Makes Magic (WUWM, Wisconsin) During the afterschool program Express Yourself Milwaukee, artist and coordinator Holly Haebig teaches students how to perform, dance and express themselves. Students in the program are currently preparing for their...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/23/18

Weekly Media Roundup: May 16, 2018

After School Club Teaches Students Patience and Discipline (Tapinto.net, New Jersey) The Korean martial art of Kumdo has made its way to a Camden afterschool program. Kipp Lanning Square Middle School students learn a lot more than simple fighting tactics from their sparring sessions –...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/16/18

Weekly Media Roundup: May 9th, 2018

Forestview After-School STEM Clubs Highlight Need, Booming Popularity (Pine and Lakes Echo Journal, Minnesota) The afterschool programs at Forestview Middle School are overwhelmingly geared toward STEM. Many students are currently participating in the robotics club; others are learning to...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/09/18

Weekly Media Roundup: April 4, 2018

As State’s First Lady Visits, After-School Programs Worry About Funding (KTVF, Alaska) Alaska First Lady Donna Walker, as part of her role as Honorary Chair of the Alaska Children’s Trust Board of Directors, toured Joy Elementary School in Fairbanks last week to learn more about the...

BY: Luci Manning      04/04/18

Weekly Media Roundup: March 14, 2018

Mobile Community Center Heads to Troubled Neighborhood; High Hopes for After-School Care (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas) The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project and Catholic Charities of Fort Worth will hopefully be opening a brick-and-mortar community center later this year; until then, an...

BY: Luci Manning      03/14/18

Weekly Media Roundup: February 21, 2018

For Camden Teens, ‘Black Panther’ Lives Up to the Hype (Courier Post, New Jersey) Some 100 students from Camden area schools and afterschool programs were treated to an advance screening of the new ‘Black Panther’ film thanks to Campbell Soup Company’s Black...

BY: Luci Manning      02/21/18

Weekly Media Roundup: February 14, 2018

Henley Student Honored for After-School Program (Herald and News, Oregon) High school sophomore Nicole Cleland was recently honored with a $1,000 donation from U.S. Cellular to put towards the innovative afterschool program she developed for elementary school students. Cleland’s program...

BY: Luci Manning      02/14/18

Weekly Media Roundup: July 18, 2018

Program connects young minds with learning at Boys & Girls Club (Lowell Sun, Massachusetts) At a STEAM makerspace in Billerica, Mass., hands-on experiences with cutting-edge technology stimulate students’ love of learning. Created by the local Boys & Girls Club and supported by...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/18/18

Weekly Media Roundup: May 30, 2018

Event Connects After-School Programs with Colleges (Youth Today) Students from the Brooklyn afterschool program Stoked and other local programs attended a college fair to network with recruiters, meet with college admissions counselors and receive plenty of help in planning their academic...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/30/18

Weekly Media Roundup: May 16, 2018

After School Club Teaches Students Patience and Discipline (Tapinto.net, New Jersey) The Korean martial art of Kumdo has made its way to a Camden afterschool program. Kipp Lanning Square Middle School students learn a lot more than simple fighting tactics from their sparring sessions –...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/16/18

Weekly Media Roundup: May 2, 2018

How an After-School Program Helps Girls of Color See Themselves as Beautiful (Lansing State Journal, Michigan) After moving to Detroit, Sheri Crawley, a mother of two girls of color, noticed a glaring lack of role models for her daughters. She decided to take matters into her own hands by...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/02/18

Weekly Media Roundup: April 4, 2018

As State’s First Lady Visits, After-School Programs Worry About Funding (KTVF, Alaska) Alaska First Lady Donna Walker, as part of her role as Honorary Chair of the Alaska Children’s Trust Board of Directors, toured Joy Elementary School in Fairbanks last week to learn more about the...

BY: Luci Manning      04/04/18

Weekly Media Roundup: February 21, 2018

For Camden Teens, ‘Black Panther’ Lives Up to the Hype (Courier Post, New Jersey) Some 100 students from Camden area schools and afterschool programs were treated to an advance screening of the new ‘Black Panther’ film thanks to Campbell Soup Company’s Black...

BY: Luci Manning      02/21/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 31, 2018

Community Schools a Way to Improve Education (Commercial Appeal, Tennessee) Knoxville businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd vouches for community schools – like the one he helped launch at Pond Gap Elementary School – as a way to help low-income students...

BY: Luci Manning      01/31/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 3, 2018

Neighborhood Center Is a Hit with Residents (Chico Enterprise-Record, California) Anaheim’s new community center at Ponderosa Park is attracting locals of all ages to its afterschool programs, nutrition classes and educational workshops. The newly refurbished center opened last month and...

BY: Luci Manning      01/03/18

Weekly Media Roundup: November 22, 2017

Program Helps Students Deal with Trauma, Stress at Home (Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada) Nonprofit Healing Hearts’ afterschool program has made a big difference helping youths work through their stress, anger, anxiety and depression. The Teens in Action program addresses trauma and...

BY: Luci Manning      11/22/17

Weekly Media Roundup: October 11, 2017

Why Students Flip for Milton High’s Cirque-Inspired Classes (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia) A unique elective at Milton High School is teaching students acrobatics and choreography based on the famous Cirque de Soleil circus performances after school. “My parents made me...

BY: Luci Manning      10/11/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 8, 2018

Making a model of Math Corps In Detroit, Michigan, the Math Corps academic and mentoring program is looking to expand to Detroit public schools, several new states and potentially two West African countries. In its 26-year-history, Math Corps has reached approximately 3,000 low-income students...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/08/18

Weekly Media Roundup: March 14, 2018

Mobile Community Center Heads to Troubled Neighborhood; High Hopes for After-School Care (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas) The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project and Catholic Charities of Fort Worth will hopefully be opening a brick-and-mortar community center later this year; until then, an...

BY: Luci Manning      03/14/18

Weekly Media Roundup: February 7, 2018

CareFlight Lands at Johnson Elementary School for BOYS2MEN Program (Montrose Daily Press, Colorado) More than 40 boys at Johnson Elementary School were thrilled to get a visit from a medical helicopter last week as part of the BOYS2MEN afterschool program. Community figures like firefighters,...

BY: Luci Manning      02/07/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 24, 2018

New Team Sport Opens for Creston Youth (Creston News Advertiser, Iowa) Nearly 70 Creston students in fourth through 12th grade are learning focus, self-control, patience and discipline through archery after school. The Creston Archery team opened last year as part of the National Archery in...

BY: Luci Manning      01/24/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 17, 2018

Students Learn How to Create Meals with Sparse Resources (Tahlequah Daily Press, Oklahoma) A Hulbert High School senior is helping her peers learn to cook delicious, creative meals through Kayla’s Teen Cooking Club. Kayla Rooster runs the club through the Hulbert Community Library, working...

BY: Luci Manning      01/17/18

Weekly Media Roundup: November 15, 2017

These Girls Now Have Big Dreams — Thanks to these Mentoring Programs (The Miami Herald, Florida) Three unique afterschool programs in South Florida are inspiring girls to build their confidence and professional ambition. Honey Shine motivates girls to pursue higher education while...

BY: Luci Manning      11/15/17

Weekly Media Roundup: October 18, 2017

How Important Is Time? Upcoming Event Shines Light on After-School Program (Dothan Eagle, Alabama) The Boys & Girls Club of Hawk-Houston is hoping to engage the Dothan community with its afterschool program by hosting its tenth annual Lights On Afterschool event next Thursday. “We want...

BY: Luci Manning      10/18/17

Weekly Media Roundup: September 20, 2017

Best Speaks in Support of After-School Programs (Branson Tri-Lakes News, Missouri) Last Tuesday, Branson Mayor Karen Best spoke at a congressional briefing organized by the Afterschool Alliance in support of federal funding for afterschool programs. Best emphasized afterschool...

BY: Luci Manning      09/20/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 23, 2017

Jamal Collins Gives Youths Lessons in Graphic Design, Life (Plain Dealer, Ohio) An afterschool program at King Kennedy Boys & Girls Club is giving young people their first taste of graphic design, thanks to program leader Jamal Collins. Collins teaches the students about the intersection of...

BY: Luci Manning      08/23/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 2, 2017

If You Think This Camp’s Unusual, You’re Dead Right (Riverdale Press, New York) A cemetery may not seem like an obvious location to host a summer camp, but for some 20 students from the Bronx, it has been the perfect place to spend time outside while learning about the history of...

BY: Luci Manning      08/02/17

Weekly Media Roundup: June 6, 2018

Gwinnett Mom’s Programming Venture Gives Kids A Code for Fun (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia) After noticing the lack of STEM-related education programs in her children’s school, Nidhi Jain, a skilled programmer, decided to take matters into her own hands. Using a free...

BY: Emily Hecker      06/06/18

Weekly Media Roundup: March 14, 2018

Mobile Community Center Heads to Troubled Neighborhood; High Hopes for After-School Care (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas) The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project and Catholic Charities of Fort Worth will hopefully be opening a brick-and-mortar community center later this year; until then, an...

BY: Luci Manning      03/14/18

Weekly Media Roundup: February 14, 2018

Henley Student Honored for After-School Program (Herald and News, Oregon) High school sophomore Nicole Cleland was recently honored with a $1,000 donation from U.S. Cellular to put towards the innovative afterschool program she developed for elementary school students. Cleland’s program...

BY: Luci Manning      02/14/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 24, 2018

New Team Sport Opens for Creston Youth (Creston News Advertiser, Iowa) Nearly 70 Creston students in fourth through 12th grade are learning focus, self-control, patience and discipline through archery after school. The Creston Archery team opened last year as part of the National Archery in...

BY: Luci Manning      01/24/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 17, 2018

Students Learn How to Create Meals with Sparse Resources (Tahlequah Daily Press, Oklahoma) A Hulbert High School senior is helping her peers learn to cook delicious, creative meals through Kayla’s Teen Cooking Club. Kayla Rooster runs the club through the Hulbert Community Library, working...

BY: Luci Manning      01/17/18

Weekly Media Roundup: November 22, 2017

Program Helps Students Deal with Trauma, Stress at Home (Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada) Nonprofit Healing Hearts’ afterschool program has made a big difference helping youths work through their stress, anger, anxiety and depression. The Teens in Action program addresses trauma and...

BY: Luci Manning      11/22/17

Weekly Media Roundup: September 20, 2017

Best Speaks in Support of After-School Programs (Branson Tri-Lakes News, Missouri) Last Tuesday, Branson Mayor Karen Best spoke at a congressional briefing organized by the Afterschool Alliance in support of federal funding for afterschool programs. Best emphasized afterschool...

BY: Luci Manning      09/20/17

Weekly Media Roundup: September 13, 2017

Yoga Is for Keikei Too (The Garden Island, Hawaii) Children are increasing their strength, balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility and more in afterschool yoga programs throughout Hawaii. Instructors believe that the breathing techniques and challenging poses in yoga help students learn to...

BY: Luci Manning      09/13/17

Weekly Media Roundup: September 6, 2017

Bluffs Summer School Collaboration Proves a ‘Match Made in Heaven’ (Daily Nonpareil, Iowa) Thanks to a record number of community partners, funding from multiple grants and new creative programming, the Council Bluffs Community School District reached more than 1,000 students through...

BY: Luci Manning      09/06/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 16, 2017

Tennis Program Helps Students to AIM High (Gainesville Sun, Florida) “Katie Munroe credits her involvement with the Aces in Motion education program with motivating her to realize her dreams of going to college,” according to the Gainesville Sun.  The AIM afterschool program...

BY: Luci Manning      08/16/17

Weekly Media Roundup: June 20, 2018

Campers build confidence at Bricks 4 Kidz (The Bakersfield Californian, California) At a day camp in Bakersfield, children spend their days building all kinds of structures with LEGO® bricks, learning STEM concepts along the way. With a different theme to inspire them each week, campers at...

BY: Emily Hecker      06/20/18

Weekly Media Roundup: June 6, 2018

Gwinnett Mom’s Programming Venture Gives Kids A Code for Fun (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia) After noticing the lack of STEM-related education programs in her children’s school, Nidhi Jain, a skilled programmer, decided to take matters into her own hands. Using a free...

BY: Emily Hecker      06/06/18

Weekly Media Roundup: May 2, 2018

How an After-School Program Helps Girls of Color See Themselves as Beautiful (Lansing State Journal, Michigan) After moving to Detroit, Sheri Crawley, a mother of two girls of color, noticed a glaring lack of role models for her daughters. She decided to take matters into her own hands by...

BY: Emily Hecker      05/02/18

Weekly Media Roundup – April 11, 2018

Volunteers Keep Kids Fed (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Oklahoma) Afterschool programs and nonprofits in Bartlesville are stepping up to make sure students are cared for during the Oklahoma teacher walkout. The Salvation Army extended its Red Shield Club afterschool program hours to cover...

BY: Luci Manning      04/12/18

Weekly Media Roundup: February 21, 2018

For Camden Teens, ‘Black Panther’ Lives Up to the Hype (Courier Post, New Jersey) Some 100 students from Camden area schools and afterschool programs were treated to an advance screening of the new ‘Black Panther’ film thanks to Campbell Soup Company’s Black...

BY: Luci Manning      02/21/18

Weekly Media Roundup: February 14, 2018

Henley Student Honored for After-School Program (Herald and News, Oregon) High school sophomore Nicole Cleland was recently honored with a $1,000 donation from U.S. Cellular to put towards the innovative afterschool program she developed for elementary school students. Cleland’s program...

BY: Luci Manning      02/14/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 17, 2018

Students Learn How to Create Meals with Sparse Resources (Tahlequah Daily Press, Oklahoma) A Hulbert High School senior is helping her peers learn to cook delicious, creative meals through Kayla’s Teen Cooking Club. Kayla Rooster runs the club through the Hulbert Community Library, working...

BY: Luci Manning      01/17/18

Weekly Media Roundup: January 3, 2018

Neighborhood Center Is a Hit with Residents (Chico Enterprise-Record, California) Anaheim’s new community center at Ponderosa Park is attracting locals of all ages to its afterschool programs, nutrition classes and educational workshops. The newly refurbished center opened last month and...

BY: Luci Manning      01/03/18

Weekly Media Roundup: August 16, 2017

Tennis Program Helps Students to AIM High (Gainesville Sun, Florida) “Katie Munroe credits her involvement with the Aces in Motion education program with motivating her to realize her dreams of going to college,” according to the Gainesville Sun.  The AIM afterschool program...

BY: Luci Manning      08/16/17

Weekly Media Roundup: August 9, 2017

With Help of a BMX Pro, at-Risk Youth Pedal Their Way to a Better Future (Fresno Bee, California) A biking afterschool program at Sequoia Middle School is steering students away from dangerous decisions and toward a fun, positive learning environment. BMX Jam, started by former BMX racing...

BY: Luci Manning      08/09/17