Weekly Media Roundup: November 20, 2019


Weekly Media Roundup: November 20, 2019

Longtime After-School Program Director in Davis District Recognized As State Director of the Year for 2019, Standard-Examiner (Utah)

In Davis School District afterschool programs in Clearfield, Utah, students present their own business plans, cook creative, original meals, play music, learn fun fitness skills such as hula-hooping, explore the science of circuit boards, get help with their homework and more. Funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, the programs serve about 1,200 students at 16 elementary schools and one junior high. This year, the Utah Afterschool Network recognized the programs’ director, Courtney Ward, with the Utah Afterschool Program Director of the Year Award. “We have to teach the kids, but not let them know they’re learning,” Ward told the Standard-Examiner.

Shakespeare in Detroit Connects Grade School Students to Theater, Click On Detroit (Michigan)

This fall, Shakespeare in Detroit facilitated a free out-of-school time educational program for students in third through 12th grade. In Shakespeare STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) students not only learned about performing a Shakespearean play, but also the technology behind lighting and sound design, the engineering elements of set construction and more. Speaking about the program’s staff, Artistic Director Sam White told Click On Detroit, “We look like their mother, their cousins, their neighbor. You can’t buy the type of connection that we have with these kids, so it was imperative in order for me to hold my head up high as a Detroiter and an artist to do this sort of work.”

Boys & Girls Club Opens Five New Clubs in Mobile County, NBC 15 (Alabama)

Students at five elementary and middle schools in Mobile, Alabama will soon benefit from Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama (BGCSA) afterschool programs thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. Each site will provide meals and homework help, and students will participate in science and technology projects, field trips and more. “If kids are in a safe and positive place after school at least three times a week, they do better academically, but they also stay out of trouble, because between the hours of three and seven is the highest time for juvenile crime in our community. So we're providing them a safe place where they already are,” BGCSA CEO Tim Hills told NBC 15.

Kids Get Fit and Have Fun with Cardio Drumming, ABC 7 (California)

The Boys & Girls Club at Burton Elementary afterschool program in Porterville, California recently introduced children to fun way to get physically active while learning music. In ‘cardio drumming,’ students create rhythms by hitting materials such as yoga balls and plastic storage tubs with drumsticks using dance-like motions.  “You know a lot of the kids don't like to exercise at all," instructor Rocio Ramirez told ABC 7. “Sometimes they don't even want to go outside, so I thought it was different, they could exercise and have fun at the same time."

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