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Weekly Media Roundup: September 8, 2021

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Weekly Media Roundup: September 8, 2021

Girls Inc. Kicks Off its After School Program for Girls, Messenger-Inquirer (Kentucky)

The Girls Inc. program in Owensboro, Kentucky resumed its After School Academy last week, during which students get help with their schoolwork, develop their leadership skills, explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), participate in community projects and more. Earlier in the pandemic, Girls Inc. operated a safe space for students to do remote learning and get academic support during school hours. “We have never been so proud of the work we did during that time period, possibly because it was some of the most challenging work we have ever done,” CEO Tish Correa Osborne told the Messenger-Inquirer. “We were out of our comfort zone, but knew if we didn’t step up, too many girls were at risk for falling behind.”

Opportunities Abound for Youth at Greater Miami Service Corps, Miami’s Community News (Florida)

The Safety Net Leadership Institute in Miami, Florida is offering students ages 14 to 17 the opportunity to engage with the community in a safe afterschool environment. “Students all over Miami-Dade County deserve access to quality afterschool programming on leadership, financial awareness, tutoring, mentorship, career exploration, and more, to support their growth and expand their access to new opportunities,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told Miami’s Community News. “Investing in our youth is the best way to build a more prosperous and safer future for everyone in our county.” The program is part of the Greater Miami Service Corps and includes community service, leadership and tutoring.

Holdrege YMCA Benefits Kids Through Camps, Sports, Meals, Kearney Hub (Nebraska)

This past summer, the Don Sjogren Community YMCA in Holdrege, Nebraska provided 1,581 free meals to students. “The YMCA Kids Café has been nourishing kids for more than a decade, and we are proud to continue this important program to support local families,” YMCA CEO Riley Gruntorad told the Kearney Hub. The YMCA also hosted multiple summer camps for elementary and middle school students and their afterschool program was in full swing by mid-August.

Teens to Have Their Say in New Afterschool Program Launched by the Anton Art Center, Macomb Daily (Michigan)

Starting in September, students in Macomb County, Michigan will work on their own art projects in an open studio, explore new mediums and art tools, connect with professional artists, and access free WiFi and snacks at the Do It Yourself Art Center (D.I.Y.A.C.) afterschool program. The Anton Art Center is launching the program thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Generator Z initiative, which centers teen voices and leadership to conceptualize and fund innovative afterschool programming. “In today’s educational systems, students don’t always attend school with others from their community. D.I.Y.A.C. at the Anton Art Center is intended to help provide a common creative place for young creatives from Mount Clemens and Macomb County to come together and learn from one another,” Executive Director Phil Gilchrist told Macomb Daily.

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