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Weekly Media Roundup: June 13, 2018

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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. “This is fantastic. You are doing a lot of stuff that teachers used to be able to do during the school day,” she told the staff during her visit. According to North Country This Week, the program offers students homework help, healthy snacks and a variety of clubs that focus on students’ interests. Funded by the Empire State After-School Program Grant, the program boasts clubs that focus on STEM subjects, journalism, boating, literature, cooking, wellness and many more subjects the children enjoy.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Celebrates 25 Years of Connecting Youth with The Outdoors (Steamboat Pilot & Today, Colorado)

In Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps afterschool and summer program has nature on the curriculum. Participants’ ages range from as young as 11 to as old as 25, and activities range from more traditional educational programming to programs with a larger civic engagement component. Participants even get to work with federal agencies such as the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. “I can't think of an organization that has accomplished so much as the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps,” RMYC Board chairman Margi Briggs-Casson told the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Capitol Music Group Graduates Inaugural Bonus Tracks Class (Billboard)

The large record label Capitol Music Group recently launched Bonus Tracks, a 10-week afterschool program in Dominguez High School in Compton, California. The program aims to introduce students to the excitement of working in the music industry in general and specifically at a record label. “Students’ passion for learning about the industry translated into a real commitment to the program,” Brian Nolan, senior vice president of Capitol’s sync licensing and brand partnerships department seventeenfifty, told Billboard. Funded by big-name artists such as Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar, the program gave underprivileged students in the school district a unique platform to break into the industry and develop a passion for production.

Tanner Students Explore Geology at Summer Camp (News Courier, Alabama)

At Tanner Elementary School in Athens, Alabama, summer campers recently got the opportunity to learn about geology from Dawn Hagood, a local gemologist. She taught the children how to identify gemstones that they find, what their birthstones were and how the gems are made into rings and other jewelry. Throughout the rest of the camp, which is funded by a federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, the children will also be able to explore Cathedral Caverns and put their newfound gem knowledge to use. As fifth-grader Jason Novalis told the News Courier, “[Gemology is] something I had never heard of. But, now that I know what a gemologist does, it seems like something I could get into.”

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