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Weekly Media Roundup: April 27, 2022

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Weekly Media Roundup: April 27, 2022

Cut-A-Thon Helps Raise Money for Instruments for Youth, WTVQ (Kentucky)

The Lexington Leadership Foundation in Kentucky hosted a haircut-a-thon at its Woodhill Community Center facility to raise money for its afterschool and summer programs. “We want our kids to know that they can lead right now at their age, so we want to just pour into them and just access their talents by way of arts, athletics, and academics,” Lexington Leadership Foundation’s communication director Michael Overstreet told WTVQ. With the additional funding, the Foundation plans to purchase new musical instruments for their Urban Impact afterschool and summer programs.

 

Coalition for Kids Expanding into Washington County Schools, WJHL (Tennessee)

The Coalition for Kids afterschool program in Johnson City, Tennessee, makes fun a top priority for students as they learn new science, technology and art skills. Thanks to a new partnership with Washington County Schools, Coalition for Kids will be able to offer its afterschool program to the eleven county schools within the next three years. “This is certainly a wonderful partnership looking to the future as we plan to make that move to ensure that there’s that high-quality afterschool program at all of our schools,” Washington County Schools Superintendent Jerry Boyd told WJHL.

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tarrant County Gets Big Surprise, The Dallas Morning News (Texas)

Last week, Bridgestone Retail Operations surprised the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County in Texas with a brand-new van to serve students who lack transportation to afterschool programs. The Club will use the donated van to deliver meals and provide fun, educational activities to more students through its Mobile Clubhouse and Mobile Meals programs. “After-school activities help young people develop crucial life skills and thrive far into the future,” Marko Ibrahim, president of Bridgestone Retail Operations, told the Dallas Morning News. “Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County is a pillar in this community, and we look forward to seeing how expanded transportation can make an even greater difference in the lives of club youth and families.”

 

TPS Preparing for Day Camp-Style Summer School, Tulsa World (Oklahoma)

This summer, Tulsa Public School students will dance, play basketball and tennis, learn to cook, create art, take part in debate, do yoga, and develop their reading and math skills in a robust summer learning program. The district’s “Ready. Set. Summer!” program is free thanks in part to federal funding from the American Recue Plan. More than 11,00 students participated last summer. “Our goal is not only to provide educational opportunities but also relationship building and fun enrichment activities,” Coordinator Twanna Johnson told Tulsa World. “We want these kids to get to do something they can engage in beyond the summer.”

Weekly Media Roundup: January 26, 2022

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

Weekly Media Roundup: December 8, 2021

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