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Weekly Media Roundup: June 22, 2022

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Weekly Media Roundup: June 22, 2022

When the End of School Means the Beginning of Summer Learning Loss … and What This Local Nonprofit is Doing About it, Brooklyn Reader (New York)

For six weeks this summer, more than 100 students in Horizons NYC’s summer learning program will learn to swim and kayak, participate in a debate league, create digital music, take journalism classes, study the mathematical properties of water, go camping, and learn about environmental conservation. The free program focuses on combatting summer learning loss and supporting students’ social and emotional growth. The Brooklyn nonprofit also operates an afterschool program that includes tutoring, mentorship, and college application support. “I’m here to show all children that you matter and that whatever your aspirations are in life, I can help you achieve them by providing you with the resources to help you get there,” Program Director Tiayana Logan told the Brooklyn Reader.

LAMP Holds Juneteenth Celebration for Tallahassee Youth, WTXL (Florida)

In honor of Juneteenth, the Link Up After School Mentoring Program (LAMP) in Tallahassee, Florida hosted a community celebration that included remarks from local Black leaders, student performances and discussions about the importance of the historic day. "[Students] need to know that there are people who care about them, that love them, that community members love them other than just their family, that adults in their community that look like them love them and will go out of their way to take care of them," Brian Shaw, program director, told WTXL. LAMP provides afterschool programming to students living in Griffin Heights, Bond and surrounding lower income neighborhoods.

Summer Programs Offer Learning and Fun for Kids at Pike County Library, WSAZ (Kentucky)

Throughout the summer, Pike County, Kentucky libraries are hosting summer programs for students ages 12 and under. The programs offer arts and crafts, reading, and special events specific to each age group. “While they’re out of school, it’s great to keep up through learning with reading to prevent learning loss that happens during the summer,” Program Coordinator Maggie Salisbury told WSAZ. “It’s good for less screen time, it’s good for their socioemotional development, and it’s fun and free.”

Adopt-A-Family Offers Summer Camp for Children Facing Homelessness, WPTV (Florida)

Through engaging, educational afterschool and summer programs, Adopt-A-Family provides a safe, stable environment for students experiencing homelessness to learn and have fun. The Lake Worth Beach, Florida nonprofit says it has recently seen a spike in families needing services due to rising housing costs. The out-of-school time programs take place across the street from Julian Place, a housing unit operated by Adopt-A-Family, where many participating students live. “One of the things we notice is that after a while they can actually relax because they feel safe,” Daron Morse, the youth educational programs director, told WPTV. “We're really thinking about serving the whole child. So we're looking at their emotional development, their academics, and providing services wherever they can fit in.”

Weekly Media Roundup: January 26, 2022

Children of the Valley After-School Program Comes to Sedro-Woolley, Go Skagit (Washington) An afterschool program that boosts students’ academic, social and emotional skills recently opened a new site in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. At the Children of the Valley afterschool program, students...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/27/22

Weekly Media Roundup: January 19, 2022

Season for Sharing Grant Used by MentorKids for Afterschool and Tutoring Programs, Arizona Republic (Arizona) More than 300 students in Phoenix, Arizona benefit from afterschool and summer programming provided by MentorKids, supported in part by a grant from the Arizona Republic’s Season...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/19/22

Weekly Media Roundup: January 12, 2021

ACE Clubs Offer Unique After-School Activities, Academic Support, Herald Bulletin (Indiana) Each afternoon, students at ACE Clubs in Anderson, Indiana enjoy a variety of activities, including publishing their own books, leather crafting, cooking classes and painting. “We’re always...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/12/22

Weekly Media Roundup: January 5, 2022

Woodstock Day School Media Arts Program Awarded Grant, HudsonValley360 (New York) Thanks to a $49,500 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, students in Ulster County, New York will have the opportunity to learn filmmaking at a new media arts afterschool program at Woodstock Day...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/05/22

Weekly Media Roundup: December 22, 2021

Virginia Beach Before & After School Programs Saved After Surge of Applicants, WTKR (Virginia) After the approval of a pay rate increase, the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Department received hundreds of applicants seeking employment at its before and afterschool programs. The influx...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/22/21

Weekly Media Roundup: December 15, 2021

With Toys, Books and Love, Granny's House Provides After-School Programs to Children, Columbia Missourian (Missouri) Each day at the Granny’s House afterschool program in Columbia, Missouri, children enjoy outdoor activities, homework assistance, science clubs and field trips with...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/15/21

Weekly Media Roundup: December 8, 2021

Weekly Media Roundup, December 8, 2021 Cleveland County Family YMCA Addresses Learning Loss, The Star (North Carolina) To help students catch up on reading skills amidst the pandemic, the Cleveland County Family YMCA in North Carolina is partnering with Learning Ovations, a community literacy...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/08/21

Weekly Media Roundup: December 1, 2021

Lincoln County Afterschool Center Thrives From Community Support, Idaho Ed News (Idaho) Throughout the summer, AmeriCorps volunteers, businesses and community members helped refurbish a former church in Lincoln County, Idaho into a thriving community center offering child care, meals,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/01/21

Weekly Media Roundup: November 24, 2021

'We're All Family Here': Columbus Community Center Pilots Program to Connect with Students, The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) At a new afterschool program in Columbus, Ohio, seventh- and eighth-graders get academic support, work on goal-setting, play sports, connect with mentors and more....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      11/24/21

Weekly Media Roundup: November 17, 2021

‘Worst-Case Scenario’: VB Parks & Rec Closing 14 Before/Afterschool Childcare Programs Due to Staffing Shortage, WAVY-TV (Virginia) Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation announced it will close three before-school and 11 afterschool programs starting January 3 due to ongoing...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      11/17/21