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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.

Weekly Media Roundup: February 24, 2021

Community Stepped Up When the Going Got Tough, Sandusky Register (Ohio) When the pandemic hit, the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio immediately got to work to ensure students’ academic, physical and emotional needs were met. The Club partnered with Sandusky City Schools to...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/24/21

Weekly Media Roundup: February 17, 2021

Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Unified School District Present Encore of BRAVO! Program, Noozhawk (California) Through an ongoing collaboration with the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) has continued to provide a free afterschool program to...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/17/21

Weekly Media Roundup: February 10, 2021

A New Mural Was Created By Children And Artist At Reddick Elementary School In Wimauma, Osprey Observer (Florida) Students from migrant families in the Good Afternoon Friends and Amigos afterschool program in Wimauma, Florida spent four weeks creating a mural promoting kindness at a nearby...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/10/21

Weekly Media Roundup: February 3, 2021

Thousands of Dallas Children Are in Need of After-School Care, Survey Finds, The Dallas Morning News (Texas) The America After 3PM survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance found that more than 101,000 children in Dallas, Texas aren’t in afterschool programs, but would be if a...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/03/21

Weekly Media Roundup: January 27, 2021

MSCR Cares Program at Henderson Elementary Supports Students Indoors and Out, Wisconsin State Journal (Wisconsin) At Madison School and Community Recreation Cares sites in Madison, Wisconsin, about 650 elementary students spend their mornings doing remote learning with the support of trained...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/27/21

Weekly Media Roundup: January 19, 2021

More Than Just an Afterschool Program: Española Nonprofit Plans for Expansion, KRQE (New Mexico) Thanks to a $100,000 matching grant from the Thoma Art Foundation, Moving Arts Española   will soon open a teen center where middle and high school students can access career...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/19/21

Weekly Media Roundup: January 13, 2020

YMCA gives kids ‘a dose of normal,’ Martha’s Vineyard Times (Massachusetts) To help students overcome isolation and disconnection, the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is providing in-person programming for students each afternoon. The program provides enrichment activities and...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/13/21

Weekly Media Roundup: January 6, 2020

Girls Inc. Takes Creative Approach to Programming During COVID-19, The Daily Times (Tennessee) At the in-person and virtual afterschool programs run by Girls Inc. of the Tennessee Valley, about 200 girls explore engineering, science, and agriculture, reflect on song lyrics, journal, learn about...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/06/21

Weekly Media Roundup: December 23, 2020

Lack Of Afterschool Program Access In Indiana Could Impact Education, Economic Recovery, WBAA (Georgia) A recent household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, America After 3PM, found that more than 400,000 children in Indiana cannot access the afterschool programs they need....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/23/20

Weekly Media Roundup: December 16, 2020

Column: Hawaii Behind on Afterschool Programs, Honolulu Star-Advertiser (Hawaii) Although data from the household survey America After 3 PM showed Hawaii was a national leader in afterschool participation in 2009, the 2020 America After 3 PM report shows unmet demand for afterschool has...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/16/20