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Weekly Media Roundup: August 26, 2020

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Weekly Media Roundup: August 26, 2020

Where Atlanta Parents Turn When Children Can’t Do Online School at Home, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

Afterschool providers throughout Atlanta, Georgia are stepping up to provide safe, supportive environments for students to do distance learning while their parents are working. Girls Inc., the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, and the YMCA of Metro Atlanta all launched remote learning sites in recent weeks where students can connect with mentors, get help with remote schoolwork, and interact safely with peers. Programs are taking extensive precautions including masks, keeping students in small groups, extra sanitation and more. “There’s obviously a need, and there’s a lot of programs taking this really seriously and figuring out how to do it safely,” said Katie Landes, director of the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Luzerne County After School Program Goes Virtual Amid Pandemic, PA Home Page (Pennsylvania)

Through the SHINE afterschool program in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, students take part in physical activity, get help with homework, explore their interests through project-based learning and more. SHINE has chosen to serve children virtually this fall, building off its successful virtual summer learning program. “We hope to step in and fill that gap as much as we can virtually for 21st century skills. Collaboration, communication and creativity; all those [are] things that we think we can try to work on,” Director Carol Nicholas told PA Home Page.  “I think we saw, over the summer, how much that hands-on learning meant to them.”

Boys And Girls Club Offers Affordable Option To Virtual School Supervision, CBS Miami (Florida)

Each weekday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., students ages 5 to 17 are taking part in virtual learning and programming through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami. The Club incorporated lessons from its fun, socially-distanced summer learning program to design the fall program, which aims to keep students safe and engaged while parents are working. “I know that [my son is] going to be in a safe environment and at the same token going to be with counselors and advisors that are going to help him throughout the class day and if he has questions they will be able to answer,” parent Melissa Sires told CBS Miami.

Valley Shore YMCA Opens Virtual Learning Space for Children, Zip 06 (Connecticut)

The Valley Shore YMCA in Westbrook, Connecticut is offering before- and afterschool programs as well as all-day programming for students whose schools are opening remotely this fall. At the program, students will complete science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects, participate in physical activities, work on art projects and more. Valley Shore YMCA is implementing daily health screenings and social distancing in all its programs. “Throughout this crisis, we have looked for ways the Y can best serve everyone in our community. As we look to the upcoming school year, we are pleased to partner with our local school districts to provide an equitable, safe learning environment for children to grow and thrive,” Executive Director Chris Pallatto told Zip 06.

Weekly Media Roundup: August 26, 2020

Where Atlanta Parents Turn When Children Can’t Do Online School at Home, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia) Afterschool providers throughout Atlanta, Georgia are stepping up to provide safe, supportive environments for students to do distance learning while their parents are...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/26/20

Weekly Media Roundup: August 19, 2020

After-School Programs Adjusting to COVID-19 Challenges, Live 5 News (South Carolina) Several organizations in Charleston, South Carolina are finding creative ways to support students as the start of a new school year approaches. For example, the Metanoia Youth Leadership Academy will offer...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/19/20

Weekly Media Roundup: August 12, 2020

Safe Spaces: Back-To-School Options For Cleveland's Working Parents, Idea Stream (Ohio) This fall, when Cleveland schools open remotely, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio is planning to serve more than 500 students with enriching all-day, in-person programming. To do so, the Club...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/12/20

Weekly Media Roundup, August 5, 2020

The After School All Stars Program Provides Support for Both Students and Parents, WSFL-TV (Florida) When schools closed due the pandemic, After School All Stars (ASAS) quickly found ways to support students and families remotely, first with a virtual afterschool program and then with a virtual...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/05/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 29, 2020

Prime Time Palm Beach Continues Programs, Lake Okeechobee News (Florida) When schools closed due to the pandemic, Prime Time Palm Beach County quickly created an online library where families could choose from more than 2,000 learning activities designed to help students discover new interests...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/29/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 22, 2020

ACPS’s Summer Learning Classes Aid Coronavirus Learning Slump, Local DVM (Virginia) This summer, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) in Virginia are offering free virtual summer learning classes to all students to keep them engaged, academically enriched, and connected to one another....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/22/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 15, 2020

Hoops and Homework Centers in Framingham Reopen with ‘Super Duper Excited’ Students, Metrowest Daily News (Massachusetts) When schools and programs closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hoops and Homework afterschool program quickly pivoted to supporting students through...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/15/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 8, 2020

Boys & Girls Club Delivers Camp For Kids, New Haven Independent (Connecticut) This week, about 60 students ages five to 14 started a six-week summer learning camp at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven in Connecticut. Students are divided into small pods, wearing masks and practicing...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/08/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 1, 2020

Learning Center to Have At-Home Learning Sessions, Meadeville Tribune (Pennsylvania) Each Monday through Thursday in July, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mentoring Program in Meadeville, Pennsylvania will hold interactive, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lessons online....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/01/20

Weekly Media Roundup: June 24, 2020

JCPS' New Summer School Program Offers Virtual Adventures, Big-Ticket Prizes, Courier Journal (Kentucky) Through the Jefferson County Public Schools’ online “Summer League” program, students in Louisville, Kentucky can explore new interests and keep their academic skills...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/24/20