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Weekly Media Roundup: April 13, 2022

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Weekly Media Roundup: April 13, 2022

STEAM Development Center Set to Open in Tamaqua, PA HomePage (Pennsylvania)

Students at SHINE After School Program in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania are learning about electrical circuits, conducting science experiments on virtual hearts and more. The afterschool program focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities and provides teaching opportunities to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) students. “I learn all day in the morning, lesson plan when I go home and then go to SHINE and do everything I learn with my kids that same day, so I’m learning beside them, they’re learning beside me. It’s just such a fun experience,” LCCC student and SHINE After School Program teacher Maddie McGlinchey told PA HomePage.

New Spring Break Camp, After School Program to Support Black Youth in Kenosha Community, Kenosha News (Wisconsin)

The University of Wisconsin-Extension in Kenosha County, the Kenosha Public Library, and North Carolina A&T State University, a historically Black college, are collaborating to provide comprehensive programs for Black students in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Nia: Pathways and Purpose for the Future is hosting a spring break camp as well as an afterschool and summer programs at which students will learn gardening, explore colleges, meet business leaders, take part in virtual reality activities and more. “While in Nia, youth have the opportunity to work with local mentors and learn about college, professional training, and work options in a fun, hands-on way before making a decision about their futures. Nia is designed to help connect youth with the resources available to pursue their goals and dreams,” the Kenosha News reports.

Metro Launches New Initiative to Strengthen Out-of-School Programs, WTVF (Tennessee)

Starting this summer, families in Nashville, Tennessee will be able to search a centralized database for local afterschool programs and activities. The online program is supported by FUSE and the Nashville mayor’s office. “A lot of providers felt as though they were working in silos, and some providers even said, you know, we have a wait list, but the organization down the street doesn’t, but we can’t necessarily say anything or speak to the work that that organization does,” FUSE Fellow La'Kishia Harris told WTVF.

Kids Dashing for Daily Arts Enrichment, Chronicle-Tribune (Indiana)

The Community School of the Arts After School Arts & Enrichment program in Marion, Indiana provides a robust arts education to first through fourth graders, including theater, dance and multimedia visual arts. Students also get homework help and snacks, connect with mentors, and hear from community leaders, including a monthly lesson on agriculture from 4-H. “Every single student I have, yes, I’m teaching them arts and doing homework, but I also see them as a whole person… We’re trying to teach them to be confident in not just their artistic abilities but also in themselves, and that art is just another creative way to express yourself,” Gloria Billingsley, faculty for the program, told the Chronicle-Tribune

Weekly Media Roundup, July 20, 2022

After-School Programs Are Part of Addressing Pandemic-Related Issues, But Funding is a Challenge, Hawai’i Public Radio (Hawai’i) Research shows classroom disruptions and student behavior problems have increased during the pandemic. Afterschool leaders in Hawai’i say...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/20/22

Weekly Media Roundup: July 13, 2022

Camp Promotes Essential Bond Between Sports and Mental Health, The Bradford Sun (Pennsylvania) This summer, mental health professionals are joining the 21st Century Sports Camp in Bradford, Pennsylvania to talk to students about coping with their emotions, self-care, and other social-emotional...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/13/22

Weekly Media Roundup: June 29, 2022

Young Readers Recognized for Their Achievements at Vicksburg City Hall, Vicksburg Post (Mississippi) To celebrate a successful first year, students from the Post-COVID Educational Enhancement Program in Vicksburg, Mississippi took a trolley ride to city hall to meet with Vicksburg Mayor George...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/29/22

Weekly Media Roundup: June 22, 2022

When the End of School Means the Beginning of Summer Learning Loss … and What This Local Nonprofit is Doing About it, Brooklyn Reader (New York) For six weeks this summer, more than 100 students in Horizons NYC’s summer learning program will learn to swim and kayak, participate in a...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/22/22

Weekly Media Roundup: June 15, 2022

Spanish American Center Gets United Way Grants for After-School Programs, Leominster Champion (Massachusetts) Continuing its ongoing support of afterschool programs, the United Way of North Central Massachusetts recently awarded $398,800 in grants to 18 local Massachusetts agencies for...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/15/22

Weekly Media Roundup: June 8, 2022

After-School Programs Band Together to Build Bots, Shoshone News-Press (Idaho) The Pinehurst Elementary After-School Solution program and the Kellogg Middle School WISE afterschool program joined together to celebrate last month’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) night in...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/08/22

Weekly Media Roundup: May 25, 2022

YMCA’s “Find My Genius” Now an After-School Program, Citizens Journal (California) With a grant from California’s Expanded Learning Opportunities Program, the Southeast Ventura County YMCA has transformed its Find My Genius summer enrichment program into an afterschool...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/01/22

Weekly Media Roundup, May 25, 2022

Beatrice After School Program Granted Another Five Years, Beatrice Daily Sun (Nebraska) At the Beatrice Learning After School Time (BLAST) program in Beatrice, Nebraska, more than 170 students take part in fun, educational activities ranging from robotics to sewing. Students also grow their own...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/25/22

Weekly Media Roundup: May 18, 2022

Clark, Champaign Organizations Awarded Grants for Student Academic Needs, Well-Being, Springfield News-Sun (Ohio) Thanks to a $2.1 million Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), the Champaign Family YMCA and Graham Local School District...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/18/22

Weekly Media Roundup: May 11, 2022

Wimauma After School Program Provides Consistent, Safe Place for Students to Grow, ABC Action News (Florida) At the Good Afternoon Friends and Amigos afterschool program in Wimauma, Florida, children of migrant workers enjoy participating in yoga classes, painting murals with local artists and...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/11/22