Weekly Media Roundup: March 21, 2018


Weekly Media Roundup: March 21, 2018

Environmental Science Center Creates Future Conservationists (Westside Seattle, Washington)

The nonprofit Environmental Science Center connects youth and other community members with nature. The center hopes that by introducing students to the environment through hands-on scientific activities in summer and afterschool programs, they’ll be inspired to protect Puget Sound’s local watershed and the rest of Seattle’s natural surroundings. “Our programs are tailored to spark curiosity,” community engagement manager Kharli Rose told Westside Seattle. “Curiosity fuels us and knowledge guides us. The more we know about something, the more likely we are to protect it.”

City of Salisbury Unveils New Youth Community Center (WMDT, Maryland)

This week, the city of Salisbury celebrated the opening of its first ever community center designed to serve youths of all ages. The Truitt Street Community Center will give students a safe place after school to work on homework, engage in recreational activities and more. The community center will be free of charge to all participants, making the programs accessible to families no matter their financial situation. "It's cool for a kid who has the money to go to a program where they can pay, but what about those kids who can't afford it,” community advocate Jermichael Mitchell told WMDT. “…. I just wanted to have somewhere where it was a safe haven where kids can say I don't have to pay to go to Truitt Street Community Center.”

Connellsville Middle Schoolers Tackle Heavy Equipment in CTC After-School Program (Uniontown Herald-Standard, Pennsylvania)

The Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center recently taught a group of middle-schoolers how to operate bulldozers, dump trucks and other heavy machinery through a unique afterschool program. “This job is literally in their backyard. We want to show younger kids you can have a great-paying career in this area,” CTC workforce development coordinator Shawna Little told the Uniontown Herald-Standard. The program hopes to inspire students to consider a career in construction or other in-demand fields through hands-on learning.

Kilgore 'Ninja' Targets Fitness for Local Youth (Kilgore News Herald, Texas)

Kilgore ISD teacher and Ignition Station head coach Hannah Grace Beets helps her students stay healthy by engaging in physical activity at her afterschool program. Now, she’ll be able to show her students just how far fitness can take them by competing in hit TV show “America Ninja Warrior.” Beets’ run on the show will air this summer. “I really did it because I want to get into public speaking using demonstrations of movement,” Beets told the Kilgore News Herald. “I thought, being on 'American Ninja Warrior,' teenagers could relate better. Hopefully it will be inspirational to them.” The afterschool program is free of charge and serves 15 to 20 students on a regular basis, encouraging them to move around and stay active.

Weekly Media Roundup: August 26, 2020

Where Atlanta Parents Turn When Children Can’t Do Online School at Home, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia) Afterschool providers throughout Atlanta, Georgia are stepping up to provide safe, supportive environments for students to do distance learning while their parents are...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/26/20

Weekly Media Roundup: August 19, 2020

After-School Programs Adjusting to COVID-19 Challenges, Live 5 News (South Carolina) Several organizations in Charleston, South Carolina are finding creative ways to support students as the start of a new school year approaches. For example, the Metanoia Youth Leadership Academy will offer...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/19/20

Weekly Media Roundup: August 12, 2020

Safe Spaces: Back-To-School Options For Cleveland's Working Parents, Idea Stream (Ohio) This fall, when Cleveland schools open remotely, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio is planning to serve more than 500 students with enriching all-day, in-person programming. To do so, the Club...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/12/20

Weekly Media Roundup, August 5, 2020

The After School All Stars Program Provides Support for Both Students and Parents, WSFL-TV (Florida) When schools closed due the pandemic, After School All Stars (ASAS) quickly found ways to support students and families remotely, first with a virtual afterschool program and then with a virtual...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/05/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 29, 2020

Prime Time Palm Beach Continues Programs, Lake Okeechobee News (Florida) When schools closed due to the pandemic, Prime Time Palm Beach County quickly created an online library where families could choose from more than 2,000 learning activities designed to help students discover new interests...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/29/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 22, 2020

ACPS’s Summer Learning Classes Aid Coronavirus Learning Slump, Local DVM (Virginia) This summer, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) in Virginia are offering free virtual summer learning classes to all students to keep them engaged, academically enriched, and connected to one another....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/22/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 15, 2020

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BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/15/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 8, 2020

Boys & Girls Club Delivers Camp For Kids, New Haven Independent (Connecticut) This week, about 60 students ages five to 14 started a six-week summer learning camp at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven in Connecticut. Students are divided into small pods, wearing masks and practicing...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/08/20

Weekly Media Roundup: July 1, 2020

Learning Center to Have At-Home Learning Sessions, Meadeville Tribune (Pennsylvania) Each Monday through Thursday in July, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mentoring Program in Meadeville, Pennsylvania will hold interactive, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lessons online....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      07/01/20

Weekly Media Roundup: June 24, 2020

JCPS' New Summer School Program Offers Virtual Adventures, Big-Ticket Prizes, Courier Journal (Kentucky) Through the Jefferson County Public Schools’ online “Summer League” program, students in Louisville, Kentucky can explore new interests and keep their academic skills...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      06/24/20