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Weekly Media Roundup: November 23, 2022

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Weekly Media Roundup: November 23, 2022

Hillsborough Teens Offer After-School Lessons, and Get Something in Return, Tampa Bay Times (Florida)

At the Hillsborough Out of School Time program in Seminole, Florida, elementary school students conduct experiments with their Science Buddies from the local high school. The mentoring program was founded by teenagers in the International Baccalaureate program at Hillsborough High School. “[The children] jump in and love interacting with the high school kids,” Tyler Marsh, lead teacher at the Hillsborough Out of School Time program, told Tampa Bay Times. “They’re not just there to get community service hours. They actually enjoy it, and the kids know it.”

New After-School Program Building Opens at Vanderburgh Co. Mobile Home Park, 14 News (Indiana)

The afterschool program at the Grandin Pointe mobile home community can now serve nearly twice as many students thanks to a new building that opened this week.  The free program provides academic support as well as fun, enriching activities such as cooking classes. “This is going to help them in the future to be able to make those bonds with people, be able to learn, and be self-sufficient, really just all around be a better person than they were yesterday,” Grandin Community’s District Manager told 14 News.

Social Media Star Dr. Mike Delivers $125,000 Purse to Harlem Club After Boxing Defeat, New York Daily News (New York)

After losing his boxing match, YouTube star Dr. Mikhail “Mike” Varshavski donated the $125,000 purse from the match to the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. “Unfortunately, I took a beating,” Dr. Mikhail Varshavski told students at the afterschool program. “My victory is being able to present $125,000 so you guys can have an incredible education and have fun.” In addition to being a social media celebrity, Dr. Varshavski is a practicing physician, and spoke with the students about reaching their full potential. The Boys and Girls Club plans to purchase new equipment for its media room and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) room and hire additional math tutors.

U.S. Secretary of Education Praises California After-School Programs on 20th Anniversary of Proposition 49, EdSource (California)

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited an afterschool program at Bell Gardens Intermediate School in Los Angeles County, where students showcased their drumming, dance and robotics skills. The visit was in celebration of the 20th anniversary of California’s Proposition 49, which dedicated more than $400 million to out-of-school time programs. Secretary Cardona noted that California allocates more funding to afterschool than all other 49 states combined, and he highlighted the Education Department’s efforts to encourage school districts to use COVID relief funding to expand access to afterschool programs. “Our goal is not just to recover from the last two years, but to really give students more opportunities to thrive, to be engaged, to go on to postsecondary education,” he told EdSource. “That takes a commitment on both sides of the aisle.”

Weekly Media Roundup: October 19, 2022

Boston's Investment in Summer Learning Converts into High Participation this Year, WBUR (Massachusetts) A new report from Boston After School and Beyond shows nearly 16,000 students in the Boston area attended summer learning programs at schools and community organizations this summer, with...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/19/22

Weekly Media Roundup: October 12, 2022

An After-School Program that Enriches Learning Academically, Socially and Emotionally: Cleveland’s Promise, Cleveland.com (Ohio) At Almira Elementary School’s afterschool program in Cleveland, Ohio, students are now taking boxing lessons in addition to drawing, digital animation,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/12/22

Weekly Media Roundup: October 5, 2022

Afterschool Programs Mobilize in Wake of Mass Shootings, Youth Today As communities grapple with horrific mass shootings such as those in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, afterschool programs are focusing on mentorship and social and emotional learning activities to help children heal. For...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/05/22

Weekly Media Roundup: September 28, 2022

Project S.T.I.N.G. Unveiled at Goodyear School, West Valley View (Arizona) Thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, students at Desert Star School in Goodyear, Arizona now have access to a free afterschool program that offers science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/28/22

Weekly Media Roundup: September 21, 2022

Many Children are Regularly Exposed to Gun Violence. Here's How to Help them Heal, National Public Radio In the Cameron Community Ministries afterschool program in Rochester, New York, students learn leadership skills, take part in community-oriented projects, and connect with mentors...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/21/22

Weekly Media Roundup: September 14, 2022

In- and After-School Programs Aim to Combat Mental Health Effects that COVID-19 Worsened, Youth Today The National Center for Health Statistics reports that in 2021, seven in 10 public schools saw a rise in children seeking mental health services. To support student wellbeing, schools and...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/14/22

Weekly Media Roundup: September 7, 2022

After-School Program Blends Tutoring, Circus Training, WBBM Newsradio (Illinois) At the CircEsteem afterschool program in Chicago, children ages 3 to 18 build their self-confidence by learning aerial arts, tumbling and juggling, alongside academic tutoring and mentorship. The program partners...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/07/22

Weekly Media Roundup: August 31, 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs Help Fill Need for After-School Programing, Fox 2 Detroit (Michigan) Amid historic unmet demand for afterschool, the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan is helping close the gap for students and their families with programming that includes tutoring, meals,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/31/22

Weekly Media Roundup: August 24, 2022

Local School Program Helps Students Succeed, Expands to Midland, WNEM (Michigan) Throughout the pandemic, R1SE Education & Recreation in Freeland, Michigan provided before- and after school programs and tutoring support to students to help keep them engaged and learning. This fall, they are...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/24/22

Weekly Media Roundup: August 17, 2022

North Carolina YMCA Afterschool Programs Growing Students Critical Skills, WFMY (North Carolina) Recent assessments of North Carolina Alliance of YMCAs’ afterschool programs found that two-thirds of participating students improved in two or more character development skills this past year....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/17/22