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Weekly Media Roundup: May 4, 2022

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Weekly Media Roundup: May 4, 2022

Hogansville Hosts 5K Race to Benefit After School Program, Pioneer Youth, LaGrange Daily News (Georgia)

The city of Hogansville, Georgia hosted the first annual Run HGVL 5K race to support Pioneer Youth, an afterschool youth center. The center opened in January and offers free afterschool programing, including educational games, mentoring and movie nights. “We wanted it to be a physical, safe place for kids to come after school and hang out and gain a solid relationship with good adults who can mentor them,” Pioneer Youth program director Emilee Abraham told LaGrange Daily News.

Through Community Partnerships, Hartford Schools Meet Myriad Needs — From Food to Uniforms, Child Care, Martial Arts and Mindfulness, Hartford Courant (Connecticut)

With the support of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford, the Thirman L. Milner Middle School in Hartford, Connecticut is a full-service community school offering an afterschool program, a food and supplies pantry and parenting classes for local families. “How can we come together to provide all the different types of services a student may need? It goes beyond academics. ... It’s focused on the whole child,” Milner Middle School Principal Leanardo Watson told the Hartford Courant. Catholic Charities staff work within the school building and run the afterschool program and newly opened Milner Market.

City Lands $175,000 ‘Adventure’ Grant, The Mount Airy News (North Carolina)

This summer, 60 middle schoolers in Mount Airy, North Carolina will take part in a robust summer learning program run by Mount Airy Parks and Recreation. The students will explore careers, learn about North Carolina’s history, develop their artistic abilities, visit state parks and more. The program is free thanks to funding from a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, and program leaders hope to build on the success of a similar program that took place last year. “The summer of 2021 was one of the most-impactful summers in the history of Reeves Community Center and Mount Airy Parks and Recreation,” Director Peter Raymer told the Mount Airy News.

Barbara Haas Column: After-School Programs Make an Invaluable Impact, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia)

In a recent guest column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Barbara Haas, a librarian at T.C. Boushall Middle School in Richmond, Virginia, shared her unique experience as an afterschool program provider with NextUp RVA and the invaluable impact of her Girls Book Group on the students she engages with. "The relationships I built with my students in our afterschool time led them to want to spend more time in the library during the day. And not surprisingly, those students who are excited about what is going on in school come to school more often," she writes. Seventy-nine percent of students who actively participate in NextUp RVA improved or maintained their school attendance throughout high school.

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