Weekly Media Roundup: November 23, 2022


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.”

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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

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BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/08/23