Weekly Media Roundup: June 5, 2019


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 education and academic support from professional tutors. The principal of a participating school reported that students in the program typically raise their grades by one level.  “Before I joined Tennis and Tutoring, after school I would go back home and use electronics. But now since I joined Tennis and Tutoring, I’m physically more active,” an elementary student told Fox 13.

Breakthrough Miami Helps Young Students Achieve Amazing Heights, CBS Miami (Florida)

When Gerbenn Seraphin joined Breakthrough Miami the summer after he graduated fifth grade, he didn’t realize the impact the program would have on his life. Breakthrough Miami’s afterschool and summer programs follow students through middle and high school to help prepare them for college. Like each of the program’s 1,300 students, Seraphin received one-on-one help from mentors and, in turn, mentored several younger students. He will attend the University of Miami with a full academic scholarship in the fall. Breakthrough was “the first time I really got to sit in a classroom with different individuals that were a different color and different race than me, and it really taught me a lot,” Seraphin told CBS Miami.

Youth Center Opens New After School Location at Rush Park in Rossmoor, Orange County Breeze (California)

A new program in Rossmoor, California will provide elementary students a safe place to continue learning in small groups after school. Program staff will transport children via a “Walking Bus” from their elementary school, and daily activities will include homework help, reading, science, crafts and outdoor play. “We want kids to have a place to go after school that is safe, secure and supervised. It’s all about the kids. That’s why we’re here,” Rossmoor Community Services District (RCSD) Director Michael Maynard told the Orange County Breeze.

New After-School Program for Northern Carroll County Middle Schools Gets Commissioners' Approval, Carroll County Times (Maryland)

To help prevent substance abuse among youth, the Carroll County Opioid Senior Policy Group recently conceived a new afterschool program for middle school students in Carroll County, Maryland. The program will be facilitated by the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster with funding from the county’s “Not in Carroll” anti-drug initiative. It will provide mentors, recreation, homework help, and suicide and substance abuse prevention programming. “This is a time I think we can really make a difference in kids’ lives,” Commissioner Richard Weaver told the Carroll County Times.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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