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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: January 31, 2024

Advocates of Afterschool Opportunities Rally in Albany for $119M Funding Boost, Spectrum News 1 (New York) On Tuesday, afterschool leaders, students, and lawmakers gathered in Albany, New York to press for an additional $119 million in state funding to ensure universal access to afterschool. At...

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Weekly Media Roundup: January 24, 2024

'Articulate Their Pain': Preventing Teen Suicide Through the Power of Music, Spectrum News 1 (North Carolina) DDAAT-App, a mental health nonprofit with an afterschool program in Charlotte, North Carolina, is partnering with The Bridge, a music studio, to give students access to recording...

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Weekly Media Roundup: January 10, 2024

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Weekly Media Roundup: January 3, 2024

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Weekly Media Roundup: December 20, 2023

Numerous Metro Detroit Before- and After-School Programs to Receive Portion of $50M MiLEAP Grant, WXYZ (Michigan) Thanks to $50 million in grants from the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP), 67,000 Michigan students will be able to attend...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/20/23

Weekly Media Roundup: December 13, 2023

Federal Grant Helps Restart University of Tulsa Partnership With Kendall-Whittier Elementary, Tulsa World (Oklahoma) Thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, college students from the University of Tulsa will once again help lead the Youth Scholars afterschool program at...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/13/23

Weekly Media Roundup: December 6, 2023

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club's Financial Literacy Program Aims to Give Bridgeport Teens Life Skills, The Register Citizen (Connecticut) Teens in Bridgeport, Connecticut will learn about credit cards, loans, budgeting, college financial planning and more as part of Wakeman Boys & Girls...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/06/23

Weekly Media Roundup: November 29, 2023

Tackling Absenteeism: Kalamazoo Schools and Community Programs Unite to Keep Students Engaged, WWMT (Michigan) With absenteeism at a historic high of 27 percent in 2022, Kalamazoo Public Schools in Michigan are working with local afterschool programs to develop relationships, improve attendance,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      11/29/23

Weekly Media Roundup: November 22, 2023

Bend Park District Helps Student Workers with College Tuition, The Bulletin (Oregon) At Bend Park and Recreation District’s Kids Inc. afterschool program, college students from Central Oregon Community College (COCC) and Oregon State University-Cascades are leading STEAM (science,...

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