Weekly Media Roundup: February 28, 2018

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Weekly Media Roundup: February 28, 2018

Kevin Durant Donates $10 Million to Prince George’s Co. Students (WTOP, District of Columbia)

NBA star Kevin Durant has donated $10 million to help underprivileged students from his hometown go to college, according to WTOP. His donation will help start the College Track afterschool program in Prince George’s County, which will offer tutoring, test preparation, financial aid information and other college readiness services to local students. “I want to do my part, whatever it is,” Durant said. “If College Track students want to be the next Steve Jobs or the next influencer or the next tastemakers, they can get there.”

Lincoln Students’ Hearts Go Out to Florida (KOLN/KGIN, Nebraska)

Lincoln Southeast High School’s Knight House afterschool program participants have sent hundreds of notes of support to students at Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the recent school shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers. Knight House students crafted more than 200 paper hearts with messages of love and encouragement and sent them to Florida, where they will decorate the halls of Stoneman Douglas as students return to class. “It feels amazing to know that I could help people feel so much better with how they’re dealing with this,” Lincoln Southeast student Maggi Oziah told KOLN/KGIN.

Kids to Dabble in Science and Technology This Weekend at Discovery Festival (Durango Herald, Colorado)

More than 1,000 students flocked to Fort Lewis College this weekend for the annual Colorado Discovery Festival. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado holds the event each year to introduce students to STEM careers by giving them a chance to learn about robotics, forensics, rocket propulsion, neurology and more, according to the Durango Herald. The festival hosted 18 exhibitors, ranging from health care centers to science institutes. “There is a world of opportunity out there, and it’s theirs to explore and go for,” executive director Anita Carpenter said.

How This Penn Tutoring Group Is Rethinking How to Teach ‘Traditional Black History Month’ (Daily Pennsylvanian, Pennsylvania)

A dozen Philadelphia students are exploring Black History Month with a specific focus on the continent of Africa with the afterschool African Community Learning Program. Through ACLP, youths from immigrant families work on homework, play games and learn about Africa with University of Pennsylvania undergraduate and graduate students. The students are celebrating Black History Month by each choosing an influential African to research and give a presentation on. “I remember how it was trying to adjust to a new environment and a new culture,” medical student and Cote d’Ivoire native Aminata Traore told the Daily Pennsylvanian. “I like having the opportunity to help kids manage some of the situations that I went through when I came to the United States.”

Weekly Media Roundup: November 7, 2018

Young Audiences Arts After School Program Brings Arts Integration to Bonner Elementary School, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) In Tyler, Texas, more than 50 elementary students benefit from a new afterschool program that exposes children to arts instruction they may not get during school hours....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      11/07/18

Weekly Media Roundup: October 31, 2018

Atlanta Teens Survey Teens for Lights On Afterschool Event, Youth Today To celebrate Lights On Afterschool, teens in Atlanta’s VOX Teen Communications afterschool program showcased their leadership skills by presenting the results of their survey of teens in their community. The survey...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/31/18

Weekly Media Roundup: October 24, 2018

YouthPlaces Empowers Pittsburgh’s Underserved Teens with Entrepreneurial Spirit, NEXT Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) In Pennsylvania, YouthPlaces is celebrating its 21st year of offering free afterschool programs  focused on mentorship, digital literacy, college preparation, and career...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/24/18

Weekly Media Roundup: October 17, 2018

‘Bridge the Gap’ touts success in southern Marin schools, Marin Independent Journal (California) For 23 years, Bridge the Gap has built pathways to college for students through group classes and one-on-one relationships. The free afterschool program in Marin City, California provides...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/17/18

Weekly Media Roundup: October 10, 2018

West Community Center Focuses on Creativity at Afterschool Program, Trib Live (Pennsylvania) In the maker space studio at the Lauri Ann West Community Center in O’Hara, Pennsylvania, kindergarten through fifth grade students explore animation, sewing, crocheting, cardboard art and more. By...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/10/18

Weekly Media Roundup: October 3, 2018

Former NBA Player Brings Tech Lessons to Chicago Area Kids, Cook County Chronicle (Illinois) In Chicago, a former NBA player is giving back to the neighborhood he grew up in through afterschool programs focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Steven Hunter is...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/03/18

Weekly Media Roundup: September 26, 2018

Youth Find Release in After School Program, WBNS-10TV (Ohio) In central Ohio, Directions for Youth and Families aims to address childhood trauma by building a safe community for youth. Its free afterschool program offers homework help as well as physical activities including basketball and...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/26/18

Weekly Media Roundup: September 19, 2018

Cancer Center to Offer After-School Program for Kids, The Island Now (New York) A new afterschool program in Greenvale, New York aims to support children who have a parent or sibling with cancer by providing them a safe place to learn life skills and meet peers who are having similar...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/19/18

Weekly Media Roundup: September 12, 2018

Drone Camp Lands at The Landing, Central Oregonian (Oregon) In Prineville, Oregon, a free afterschool program is building community partnerships to expose middle and high school students to unique learning opportunities and career paths. During the 2017-18 school year, The Landing reached 150...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/12/18

Weekly Media Roundup: September 5, 2018

Test Kitchen Growth Comes from Programming, Pen City Current (Iowa) When Kumar Wickramasingha founded the Elliot Test Kitchen in 2015, his goal was to reach 25 - 30 students a year with academic support and exposure to the culinary arts. Since then, the free afterschool program has grown to more...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/05/18

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: December 13, 2017

Contest Pitting Students Against JPL Engineers Draws a Vast Pool of Contenders (La Cañada Valley Sun, California) Students from around the world, including those in Los Angeles afterschool programs, faced off against teams of engineers from La Cañada’s Jet Propulsion...

BY: Luci Manning      12/13/17

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: 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: 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

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: July 26, 2017

After-School Unicycle Program Gains Traction across Texas Schools (Daily Texan, Texas) Austin schoolteacher Jimmy Agnew is teaching students self-confidence and team-building skills through a unique activity – unicycling. Agnew’s nonprofit, One Wheel Many Children, grew out the...

BY: Luci Manning      07/26/17

Weekly Media Roundup: May 24, 2017

After-School Funding Is a Smart Public Investment (Springfield News-Leader, Missouri) Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams argues for 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding in a Springfield News-Leader op-ed: “Over the long run, these programs can improve social-emotional skill...

BY: Luci Manning      05/24/17

Weekly Media Roundup: May 10, 2017

Teenage Girls Who Code Get Encouragement from U.S. Bank (Marketplace) U.S. Bank offered its support to six teams of girls participating in a coding challenge called Technovation, encouraging them to develop apps that would help people manage their finances. The teams, several of which were made...

BY: Luci Manning      05/10/17

Weekly Media Roundup: April 19, 2017

Sew Bain Club Sends Handmade Clothing to Nicaragua (Cranston Herald, Rhode Island) Nearly a dozen girls have been spending their afterschool time learning to design clothes and use a sewing machine for a good cause. The girls in the Sew Bain afterschool club, part of Afterschool Ambassador Ayana...

BY: Luci Manning      04/19/17

Weekly Media Roundup: March 8, 2017

Chefs of the Future Contest Has Kids Cookin’ Good (Daily News, New York) Thirteen youths competed this weekend to see who could come up with the healthiest, most interesting recipe in the Recipe Rescue competition, part of an afterschool program run by the Department of Youth and Community...

BY: Luci Manning      03/08/17

Weekly Media Roundup: February 15, 2017

Aspire High Teaches Eager Middle Schoolers about College Life (The Signal: College of New Jersey, New Jersey) An out-of-school time program in New Jersey is showing underprivileged students that college can be part of their future. Aspire High arranges college visits for middle schoolers,...

BY: Luci Manning      02/15/17

Weekly Media Roundup: February 8, 2017

After School Program in Roanoke Gives Students Interest in Manufacturing (WDBJ, Virginia) Breckenridge middle schoolers are learning skills that could one day lead to well-paying manufacturing jobs at Roanoke’s Maker Mart afterschool program. Students in the program work with drills and...

BY: Luci Manning      02/08/17

Weekly Media Roundup: February 1, 2017

Students Empower Children’s Futures (Reflector: Mississippi State University, Mississippi) Mississippi State University students are acting as homework helpers and positive role models to low-income students in Starkville through the Brickfire Mentoring Program. The Brickfire Project helps...

BY: Luci Manning      02/01/17

Weekly Media Roundup: January 11, 2017

Congressional Delays Leave Programs Hanging (News & Observer, North Carolina) Writing in the News & Observer, Afterschool Ambassador Betsey McFarland explains the uncertainty that comes with congressional budget delays: “The delay in adopting a full-year federal budget means that...

BY: Luci Manning      01/11/17

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