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Weekly Media Roundup: May 30, 2018

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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 futures. Stoked is a program established to serve, prepare and empower underserved youth more than they would be in a traditional classroom setting, especially minority students and students from other marginalized groups. “That right fit makes a difference. The idea is to bring together ‘all the things that a young person needs to have to be successful,’” Alison Overseth, executive director of Partnership for Afterschool Education, told Youth Today.

After-School Program Cuts Leave Thousands of Minnesota Kids Without Somewhere to Go (Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota)

In Minnesota and across the country, cuts in local and federal funding for afterschool programs have left many children with nowhere to go once school is out. Youth centers, foundations and school systems, faced with increasingly-stretched budgets, are consolidating these programs or simply shutting them down altogether, leaving working parents with no place to keep their children safe and well-fed while they work. “We know that youth spend 2,000 hours a year not in school and not sleeping,” Afterschool Ambassador Jenny Wright Collins, executive director of the University YMCA and Beacons Network, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “That is the equivalent of a full-time job to fill with opportunities for learning — or not.”

Speaker Program Links Recovering Addicts, At-Risk Kids (Portland Press-Herald, Maine)

The Boys and Girls Club of Augusta, Maine is bringing patients recovering from opioid addiction into the classroom to teach students about the dangers of opioid misuse and to answer any questions students may have about abuse and how to stay away from opioid. Physician Roy Miller started the program hoping it would help set youths down a safer, healthier path. “It’s easier to keep them from becoming addicts than to treat them on the other side,” Miller told the Portland Press-Herald.

From Drone Photography to Dance, Program at Redlands Mansion Gives Underserved Kids A Lift (Redlands Daily Facts, California)

At an afterschool program in Redlands, disadvantaged youths are spending their afternoons learning everything from puppeteering to ceramics to organic gardening. The Burrage Buddies program, held twice a week at the Burrage Mansion, brings in volunteers to work with the students and teach them skills they may never have the opportunity to learn elsewhere. “A lot of my kids don’t get exposure to these types of things in other ways, like people don’t have time to teach them cooking, and the things that they do cook – they’re not making pastries or chicken pot pies,” Abby Anaya, Oxford program director with after-school program Micah House, told the Redlands Daily Facts.

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