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Weekly Media Roundup: September 6, 2023

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Weekly Media Roundup: September 6, 2023

Skateboarding, Cooking, Ceramics: After School Programs at Monterey Trail Help Students Find Hobbies, CBS Sacramento (California)

At the ASSETs (After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens) program at Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove, California, more than 200 teens access tutoring services and free meals each day. The program also offers a wide variety of enrichment activities, including basketball, gardening, cooking, ceramics, skateboarding and more. “It gives me something to focus on and gives me something to spend my time on rather than just sitting around at the house," Duice Cervantes, a junior at Monterey Trail High School, told CBS Sacramento.

Umatilla Schools Win Grant for After-School Program, East Oregonian (Oregon)

Since 2003, the Umatilla School District in Oregon has provided free afterschool programs to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, thanks to Century Community Learning Centers grant funding. This year, afterschool programs are partnering with Community Counseling Solutions to provide mental health services. “[Students will] actually be able to have their counseling appointments and counseling opportunities during the after school time, which is really exciting because sometimes that’s hard for families to schedule,” Umatilla School District Superintendent Heidi Sipe told the East Oregonian.

After-School Youth Program Coming to Indian Creek, Herald-Star (Ohio)

In Steubenville, Ohio, Indian Creek Middle School is partnering with the Sycamore Youth Center to open its first afterschool program, providing hands on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities, academic support and a healthy snack to middle school students. “We have many kids that go home to empty homes,” Indian Creek Middle Principal Holly Minch-Hick told the Herald-Star. “Their parents are working; they need to work to make ends meet. Why not provide an opportunity for kids to be engaged in meaningful activities and learning after school?” Staff will include teachers from the middle school as well as life skills specialists from the Sycamore Youth Center.

Twelve Honored as Madison’s ‘MOST Outstanding Youth Worker,’ NBC 15 (Wisconsin)

In August, the Madison Out-of-School Time (MOST) initiative in Wisconsin honored 12 Madison-area youth workers for their work to support students’ wellbeing and success after school. One “MOST Outstanding Youth Worker” honoree, Aza Muzowera, has served students at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center for 10 years. Muzowera attended the center’s afterschool program as a child and became a youth worker because of its impact on his life. “I struggled to find my identity and find who I was and recognize the potential in me when I was eight, when I was 10, when I didn’t have a mentor to help guide me,” Muzowera told NBC 15. “Hopefully I can be that to another child.”

Weekly Media Roundup: January 31, 2024

Advocates of Afterschool Opportunities Rally in Albany for $119M Funding Boost, Spectrum News 1 (New York) On Tuesday, afterschool leaders, students, and lawmakers gathered in Albany, New York to press for an additional $119 million in state funding to ensure universal access to afterschool. At...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/31/24

Weekly Media Roundup: January 24, 2024

'Articulate Their Pain': Preventing Teen Suicide Through the Power of Music, Spectrum News 1 (North Carolina) DDAAT-App, a mental health nonprofit with an afterschool program in Charlotte, North Carolina, is partnering with The Bridge, a music studio, to give students access to recording...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/24/24

Weekly Media Roundup: January 17, 2024

Bessie Coleman After School Aviation Program to be Tested in Oklahoma, General Aviation News (Oklahoma) Sixth and 7th graders in Tulsa, Oklahoma are exploring careers in aerospace and aeronautics by building planes, flying drones, and participating in other hands-on projects thanks to a...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/17/24

Weekly Media Roundup: January 10, 2024

Glendale Middle School Coach Who Inspires All Gifted With Dream Team Surprise, Fox 13 (Utah) This week, Fox 13’s “Dream Team” in Salt Lake City surprised Glendale Middle School physical education teacher, coach and afterschool program director Lucas Tucker at a school assembly...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/10/24

Weekly Media Roundup: January 3, 2024

Robbinsville Extended Day Program is Much More than Childcare, Communitynews.org (New Jersey) At the Sharon Elementary School’s Robbinsville Extended Day (RED) program in New Jersey, students take part in yoga, financial literacy courses, robotics, cooking classes, sign language...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/03/24

Weekly Media Roundup: December 20, 2023

Numerous Metro Detroit Before- and After-School Programs to Receive Portion of $50M MiLEAP Grant, WXYZ (Michigan) Thanks to $50 million in grants from the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP), 67,000 Michigan students will be able to attend...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/20/23

Weekly Media Roundup: December 13, 2023

Federal Grant Helps Restart University of Tulsa Partnership With Kendall-Whittier Elementary, Tulsa World (Oklahoma) Thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, college students from the University of Tulsa will once again help lead the Youth Scholars afterschool program at...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/13/23

Weekly Media Roundup: December 6, 2023

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club's Financial Literacy Program Aims to Give Bridgeport Teens Life Skills, The Register Citizen (Connecticut) Teens in Bridgeport, Connecticut will learn about credit cards, loans, budgeting, college financial planning and more as part of Wakeman Boys & Girls...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/06/23

Weekly Media Roundup: November 29, 2023

Tackling Absenteeism: Kalamazoo Schools and Community Programs Unite to Keep Students Engaged, WWMT (Michigan) With absenteeism at a historic high of 27 percent in 2022, Kalamazoo Public Schools in Michigan are working with local afterschool programs to develop relationships, improve attendance,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      11/29/23

Weekly Media Roundup: November 22, 2023

Bend Park District Helps Student Workers with College Tuition, The Bulletin (Oregon) At Bend Park and Recreation District’s Kids Inc. afterschool program, college students from Central Oregon Community College (COCC) and Oregon State University-Cascades are leading STEAM (science,...

BY: Charlotte Steinecke      11/22/23