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Weekly Media Roundup: September 22, 2021

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Weekly Media Roundup: September 22, 2021

Staying Active: McAllen Club Navigating COVID Fears, Funding Cuts, The Monitor (Texas) 

With strong community support, the Boys and Girls Club of McAllen, Texas has been able to keep its doors open throughout the pandemic. “Financially, the local community has stepped up,” Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of McAllen, told the Monitor. “I will also say that the city of McAllen has stepped up, and also McAllen ISD.” With the additional funding, the program has continued to serve approximately 1,000 students a day at its afterschool programs and 1,500 children at its athletic programs.

After-School Program Cultivates Safe, Brave Space to Nurture Healthy and Positive Growth for Young Leaders, Las Cruces Sun News (New Mexico)

The Tloke Nauoke After School Program at Raíces del Saber Xinachtli Community School in Las Cruces, New Mexico, leverages community partnerships to help students explore their interests and learn new skills from 3-6 p.m. each weekday. For example, students participate in hands-on activities in the school’s community garden led by the La Semilla Food Center and by Chef Mateo Herrara, who shares lessons about growing maíz. “Tloke Nauoke After School Program offers extracurricular activities created to nurture positive identity formation, allowing the Youth to express themselves in unique ways to their individual needs and identities,” Coordinator Anita Lara wrote in a guest column for the Las Cruces Sun News. “The program's curriculum is a visionary response to the call for reformative and social justice change.”

After-School Program Seeing Success at Lima West Middle School, Hometown Stations (Ohio)

At the Lima West Middle School afterschool program in Lima, Ohio, students get academic support, garden, work with hydraulics, learn about healthy living and more. Ohio State House of Representatives Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) recently visited the program to speak with eighth graders about what they’re learning. Doors Academy CEO Dorothy Moulthrop told Hometown Stations that students at the program are “exposed [to] opportunities they otherwise might not have. Which helps them figure out what they want to do in life and sometimes what they don’t want to do in life. They also make great friends in these programs, and they have the presence of a loving caring adult who mentors them and roots for them and makes them believe that they really can do anything.”

Griffin School District Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County to Open 8th Club Location, Thurston Talk (Washington)

Thanks to a new partnership, elementary and middle school students at Griffin School in Olympia, Washington are able to attend before and afterschool programs at their school. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County is opening its eighth location in the county and plans to offer academic support, exercise and snacks. “Utilizing space at Griffin School means we can serve more youth, provide fun and meaningful programs, and serve as an extension of the school day for more kids and families who need us,” Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County COO Shellica Trevino told Thurston Talk.

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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

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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