Weekly Media Roundup: May 16, 2018


Weekly Media Roundup: May 16, 2018

After School Club Teaches Students Patience and Discipline (, New Jersey)

The Korean martial art of Kumdo has made its way to a Camden afterschool program. Kipp Lanning Square Middle School students learn a lot more than simple fighting tactics from their sparring sessions – Kumdo also helps teach youths discipline, persistence, and patience. Matt George, P.E. instructor at KLMS, explained to that the role of instructors is to “really harp on values, and how to have patience, and how to show grit — all those types of things.”

Hundreds Gather at the State Capitol to Protect After-School Programs (KTXL, California)

This week, hundreds of Californians rallied at the State Capitol to ensure that children continue to benefit from afterschool programs that serve roughly 860,000 students across the state. According to advocates, proposed federal budget cuts threaten to rob the state government of the funding it needs to keep these programs afloat. But students, advocates, and state lawmakers alike were determined to ensure that the doors to California’s afterschool programs remain open. “We have hope that some way, somehow we will get the money,” afterschool program advocate Nathan Houston told KTXL.

Lincoln-Douglas Students Learn About Art – and Life (Herald-Whig, Illinois)

At Lincoln Douglas Elementary School, art and culture collide in an hour-long afterschool program run by a local museum. Every week, children get to paint, draw or color in the style of a new famous artist from history, from Leonardo da Vinci to Henri Rousseau. The program allows children to explore both their critical thinking and creative skills while building relationships with their classmates. Second-grader Olivia summed up why she loves the program to the Herald-Whig: “My favorite thing to do is art. It helps me make friends.”

Bronx School Uses ‘Kid Rock’ After-School Program to Share Lessons About Foster Care (WPIX, New York)

The afterschool program Haven Kids Rock at Mott Haven Academy in the South Bronx gives a voice to the voiceless through music and drama. The music program is putting on an upcoming original show, “Unstoppable, the Musical,” that will explore the diverse stories of foster children, who make up more than a third of the school’s population. The program has allowed Mott Haven students to learn more about diversity, inclusion and empathy than they ever could in a classroom. “It’s a good way to see nothing’s impossible, you lost your parent, but you can still dream,” ninth grader Marangelic Glasthal told WPIX.

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

Hoops and Homework Centers in Framingham Reopen with ‘Super Duper Excited’ Students, Metrowest Daily News (Massachusetts) When schools and programs closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hoops and Homework afterschool program quickly pivoted to supporting students through...

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