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Weekly Media Roundup: July 11, 2018

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Weekly Media Roundup: July 11, 2018

Group Focuses on Acclimating Immigrants to Connecticut Through Education, Support Programs (NBC Connecticut)

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) was impressed with what he saw when he visited a summer learning program in New Haven run by the nonprofit, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services. The program, which is supported through private funding, provides a safe environment for about 100 preschool to high school-aged immigrant students each day. The goal is to prepare them for entry to American schools. Staff say the program is particularly important because many of the children don’t have experience with formal school environments. Sen. Blumenthal told NBC Connecticut, “These programs should be expanded and provided wherever there are children. I’m here to take this picture back to Washington with me and convince my colleagues we should be nurturing and supporting these kinds of programs.”

This Afterschool Partnership Teaches Students Self-Reliance in 5 States + D.C. (Efficient Gov)

Founded by Camila and Matthew McConaughey, the just keep livin’ Foundation uses a fitness-oriented approach to empower thousands of teenagers and teach them a variety of life skills. Thanks to partnerships with various nonprofits and corporations, j.k. livin’ runs 32 programs serving 2,500+ teens during the hours they are most vulnerable to drug use and involvement in crime: after school. Whether students are learning surf positions in Los Angeles or serving dinner at a homeless shelter in D.C., the program emphasizes exercise, teamwork, gratitude, nutrition and community service. As teacher Missy Shepherd told Efficient Gov, “These kids have all progressed in their own way … Overall the program has been a huge success and brought a lot of growth and happiness to all involved including myself!”

This Indiana summer program is fighting summer learning loss. Here’s how (Chalkbeat)

In Indianapolis, the Horizons summer camp is fighting summer learning loss so successfully that some are touting it as a model that can be replicated statewide. While low-income students often lose two to three months of reading skills each summer, students at Horizons, which serves 150 low-income children entering kindergarten through ninth grade, actually gain an average of two to three months in reading and math. Horizons accomplishes this and aims to inspire a love of learning through a project-based curriculum; for example, this year its eighth graders designed nonprofits and presented their proposals to a panel. The tuition-free program is supported by 25 funders. As Horizon’s at St. Richards Executive Director Shanna Martin told Chalkbeat, the waitlist “is helping us know there really is a lot of need out there as we think and plan for the future and other opportunities to expand and grow.”

Children create, collaborate and inspire at after school jewelry program (The Auburn Plainsman, Alabama)

In Auburn, Alabama, an afterschool program uses jewelry to inspire civic engagement among its students. Perch Jewelry owner Barbara Birdsong operates the Perch Afterschool Program free of charge for any child age 8 or older who wants to participate. Students collaborate to craft unique jewelry pieces using materials provided by the store, but they do not take their creations home. Instead, they sell their pieces at semi-annual events where all proceeds are donated to the BigHouse Foundation, a nonprofit that provides resources to foster families. “I think it’s fun for them to be empowered, to learn something,” Birdsong told The Auburn Plainsman. “The whole intent was to teach a skill and also talk about ways that we can give back to the community.

Weekly Media Roundup: July 17, 2019

Pittsburgh Public's Summer Dreamers Academy Still a Success After 10 Years, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania) More than 1,500 students entering kindergarten through eighth grade participate in the Pittsburgh Summer Dreamers Academy, where they learn about nutrition, practice reading,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/17/19

Weekly Media Roundup: July 3, 2019

MaliVai Washington Foundation a lifesaver for at-risk kids, Jacksonville.com (Florida) What began as a small tennis camp is today a multifaceted afterschool and summer program giving 200 youth from economically challenged families a safe haven and the chance to improve their academic performance...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/03/19

Weekly Media Roundup: June 26, 2019

Montana High School Students Participate in Summer Learning Program, NBC Montana (Montana) Fifty high school students are getting a close-up look at science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research in a university setting at Montana Technological University’s Unite Summer...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/26/19

Weekly Media Roundup: June 19, 2019

At This Ballet School, They Are Empowering Their Students With Important Life Skills, Miami Herald (Florida) Each year, hundreds of Miami children learn dance from professional instructors at the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet for little to no cost. The afterschool program includes multiple genres...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/19/19

Weekly Media Roundup: June 12, 2019

From Refugee Camp to Her Own Classroom, Somali Immigrant Aspires to Teach Syracuse Refugee Children, WAER (New York) When Hamdi Farah’s family relocated to the United States from a Kenyan refugee camp several years ago, the North Side Learning Center afterschool program in Syracuse, New...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/12/19

Weekly Media Roundup: June 5, 2019

How Tennis Can Improve a Kid’s Math and Reading Scores, Fox 13 (Utah) The Tennis and Tutoring afterschool program in Salt Lake City, Utah empowers 75 students to reach their goals on and off the tennis court. Each session, students spend an hour learning tennis, then receive life skills...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/05/19

Weekly Media Roundup: May 22, 2019

South Philly Students Write Their Own Children’s Books, Catholic Philly (Pennsylvania) The new library at the St. Gabriel Out-of-School Time (OST) program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania features many books written by the program’s own students. Operated by Catholic Social Services,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/22/19

Weekly Media Roundup: May 15, 2019

Dallas Boys and Girls Club Draws High Praise, Gaston Gazette (Texas) Every day after school, about 45 students from Carr Elementary in Dallas, Texas arrive at a new Boys and Girls Club, which opened last October. The afterschool program offers homework help, physical activities including...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/15/19

Weekly Media Roundup: May 8, 2019

Local Students Compete in National Coding Competition, WZDX (Alabama) Students from an afterschool program run by the CARE Center in Madison County, Alabama recently traveled to Facebook’s headquarters in California to demonstrate their coding skills. The afterschool program was a finalist...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/08/19

Weekly Media Roundup: May 1, 2019

YMCAs in LA Aim to Get Families Started on a Lifetime of Fitness with 'Healthy Kids Day,' ABC 7 (California) Twenty-six YMCAs in the Los Angeles area came together to host a “Healthy Kids Day” last weekend. At various events throughout the community, children and their...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/01/19

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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 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 18, 2018

After-School Programs Empower Kids, but Need Exceeds Funding (Yakima Herald, Washington) Students in Washington State’s various out-of-school time programs have the chance to explore possible careers, develop positive relationships with adults and mentors and avoid getting into trouble in...

BY: Luci Manning      04/18/18

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: November 8, 2017

Former Student Shares How Bellevue’s Jubilee Reach Provided Help (Bellevue Reporter, Washington) Current University of Washington student and REACH afterschool program alumna Jeyma Garcia will share how instrumental the REACH afterschool program was to her at the annual Festival of Trees...

BY: Luci Manning      11/08/17

Weekly Media Roundup: October 4, 2017

Detroit High School Chefs Team Up with Lions for Cooking Competition (Detroit Free Press, Michigan) Students in the Detroit Food Academy's afterschool culinary program are learning cooking skills and self-development through food and entrepreneurship. High schoolers enrolled in the program...

BY: Luci Manning      10/04/17

Weekly Media Roundup: September 27, 2017

Georgia Students Learn Pre-Engineering as They Revamp Shipping Containers for Haiti (Youth Today, Georgia) Marietta High School students in the school’s civil engineering club and afterschool design class are designing a community center out of shipping containers to help communities in...

BY: Luci Manning      09/27/17

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