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Weekly Media Roundup: June 10, 2020

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Weekly Media Roundup: June 10, 2020

Total Trek Quest Announces New Virtual Summer Program, ABC 13 (Michigan)

Total Trek Quest engages boys in third through fifth grades in Grand Rapids, Michigan with afterschool programming focused on goal setting, social-emotional learning, physical activity and health education. This summer, Total Trek Quest is hosting a two-month-long virtual summer learning program to help students stay engaged and healthy while social distancing. The program will feature weekly support forums, experiential social-emotional learning activities, and live and recorded runs. It will culminate in a virtual 5k. “In this time of physical distancing and potential isolation, it’s that much more important we connect with our youth and provide them and their families [with] an outlet for movement, learning and fun,” Leigh Moerdyke, prevention and advocacy program director at Arbor Circle, which developed the summer program for Total Trek Quest, told ABC 13.

County Schools to Offer Summer Programs for Students, The News Courier (Alabama)

Thanks to 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding, students in Limestone County, Alabama will benefit from a robust summer learning program in July. The program is taking extra precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic including regular temperature screenings, smaller class sizes and social distancing. Students will learn about technology, science, reading, art, ballet and more. “Limestone County Schools is working with area museums and organizations to bring field trips to the school instead of students traveling like they would during non-pandemic summers,” the News Courier reported.

Virtual Summer School Programs a Boon for Kids, Tahlequah Daily Press (Oklahoma)

This summer, students in Tahlequah, Oklahoma are learning to crochet, cooking health meals, exercising, making art, and more in virtual summer programs funded by 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants. The programs have been distributing packets with supplies for activities along with meals at school sites. “We have had a drive-thru line the last three days handing out summer school art supply materials to families,” Keys Public Schools Superintendent Vol Woods told the Tahlequah Daily Press. “The teachers have been making videos for our virtual summer school, and the community's response has been great.”

Camp Fire of Walla Walla Adapts and Continues Through Pandemic, Union Bulletin (Washington)

While in-person programming is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Camp Fire of Walla Walla in Washington has been reaching students and families with virtual programming based on a different theme each week. The virtual program is based on a “Thriveology” mindset, which encourages mental wellbeing and stress reduction. Activities have included making slime, answering trivia questions, sharing ideas for self-care and more. “I really want to recognize my staff. They’ve been patient, [providing] help whenever and wherever it’s needed,” Executive Director Shawniene Bingham told the Union Bulletin.

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