Weekly Media Roundup: May 17, 2023


Weekly Media Roundup: May 17, 2023

Clark County School District After-School Transportation Option Returns for Summer Season, KLAS (Nevada)

After a three years hiatus, the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada is once again able to provide transportation from their summer school sessions at 27 area public schools to the Boys & Girls Clubs afterschool programs. “It’s super crucial that kids have a place to go whether it’s after school or during the summer when there are breaks,” Nicole Snytsheuvel, the director of clubhouse operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada, told KLAS. “We have different programs that reinforce what the kids are learning in the schools, and we provide a fun and safe place for them to be. That way parents can work knowing their kids are being taken care of and fed.”

From Accessible Gathering Spaces to Educational Opportunities, Young Chicagoans Share Their Hopes for Brandon Johnson’s Administration, WTTW (Illinois)

During a panel discussion on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, several Chicago youths talked about their desires for change in the city and the message they’d like to send to newly elected Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson. “Educating the youth is educating the next generation of leaders, educating the next generation of environmentalists, activists, entrepreneurs,” 17-year-old Kentin London said. “More investments into schools and programs that help cultivate the new minds of the next generation. After school programs, summer programs … abroad studies. Those opportunities for youth would be, I think, an excellent investment.” Fourteen-year-old Kaziah Burks would like more engaging, safe activities to help keep kids off the streets. “There is so much going on in our city and with all of the gun violence and everything that is going on around us, it is hindering us from becoming what we could be. And I feel that if we had the opportunities and the connections where everyone had it, the city will look better as a whole and us young people, we can turn into better people ourselves.”

Future Ready Afterschool Program Celebrates Students’ College Decisions, News 10 (New York)

Approximately 700 students from 57 schools in the Rochester, New York area attend Encompass Future Ready afterschool programs, which provide mentorship, academic support and college preparation. This month, Future Ready held a celebration to honor its graduating seniors’ college decisions. “Future Ready is a big part of my success because, without Future Ready, I would have never filed a college application,” student Mekhi Henderson told News 10. “Also, with Future Ready, they also pay for your college application and do a college application side-by-side. So whenever you need help or have a question, they’ll be right there to assist you.”

Stanly County Schools, Albemarle Parks and Recreation Partner for Summer Learning Opportunity, The Stanly News & Press (North Carolina)

Thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Mini Grant, North Carolina’s Stanly County Schools will partner with Albemarle Parks and Recreation to provide a robust learning program for middle schoolers this summer. The program, Project Next Step, will include hands-on technology activities, wellness activities, academic support, field trips and more. “Parks and Rec is a vital part of bridging the gap between the academic needs and the physical needs of students,” Lisa Kiser, director of Albemarle Parks and Recreation, told the Stanly News & Press. “We are happy to partner with Stanly County Schools on this summer program.” 

Weekly Media Roundup: May 10, 2023

D.O.V.E.S Afterschool Program Builds Self-Esteem, Confidence in Local Elementary Students, WMDT (Maryland) At the D.O.V.E.S. (Daughters of Value, Excellence and Success) afterschool program in Salisbury, Maryland, young girls are empowered to be themselves and support one another and others in...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/10/23

Weekly Media Roundup: May 3, 2023

Rally at the Capitol for Funding Afterschool Programs, Fox 43 (Pennsylvania) Afterschool providers, parents and advocates gathered on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg today to urge the state legislature to pass House Bill 795, which would provide state funding for afterschool...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/03/23

Weekly Media Roundup: April 26, 2023

Local After School Care Program Aims to Help Kids Regain Knowledge Lost Due to COVID, KFDA (Texas) At the Bear Paws afterschool program in Amarillo, Texas, middle school students are participating in engaging activities to tackle learning loss from the pandemic. “We’re trying to...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/26/23

Weekly Media Roundup: April 19, 2023

After-School Program and City Officials Celebrate Arbor Day, Cumberland Times-News (Maryland) In honor of Arbor Day, elementary school students from Allegany County Public Schools’ afterschool programs participated in a tree planting ceremony at Gene Mason Sports Complex in Cumberland,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/19/23

Weekly Media Roundup: April 12, 2023

Schools Used ESSER Funds for After-School Programs. What Happens When the Money Runs Out? Education Week With the assistance of ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funding, afterschool and summer programs throughout the country were able to expand and serve a greater number...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/12/23

Weekly Media Roundup: April 5, 2023

After-School Programs Financed with Pandemic Funds Making a Difference in Chester County, Daily Local News (Pennsylvania) Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is helping Mighty Writers and Coatesville Kids to College, two afterschool programs in Chester County, Pennsylvania, expand...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/05/23

Weekly Media Roundup: March 29, 2023

Commentary: SC Afterschool Programs Can Help Close Gender Gap in STEM Industries, The Post and Courier (South Carolina) In a recent guest column for the Post and Courier, South Carolina Afterschool Alliance President and CEO Zelda Waymer notes the overlap between Women’s History Month and...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/29/23

Weekly Media Roundup: March 22, 2023

Non-Profit Helps Lynn Students Prepare for Careers in Human Services, CBS Boston (Massachusetts) At the Pathways to Opportunities afterschool program at Lynn Classical High School in Massachusetts, high schoolers explore careers in human services with help from mentors from the Northeast Arc, a...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/22/23

Weekly Media Roundup: March 15, 2023

Youth Invited to Reimagine Sioux Falls with City Build 2040 Event, Dakota News Now (South Dakota) Elementary schoolers attending the South Dakota Afterschool Network’s two-day City Build 2040 event in Sioux Falls will work with local experts to create models that showcase their vision for...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/15/23

Weekly Media Roundup: March 8, 2023

STUDENT VOICES: We Need More Women in STEM Fields, and We Have Ideas for Making that Happen, The Hechinger Report In a guest column for the Hechinger Report, high schoolers Henrietta Rasmusson and Emerald Yankey list three priorities for increasing women’s participation in science,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/08/23