Weekly Media Roundup: October 25, 2023


Weekly Media Roundup: October 25, 2023

Iberville Coalition Launches Baton Rouge Youth Coalition Satellite Campus, Plaquemine Post South (Louisiana)

In September, the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC) partnered with Dow Louisiana, the Iberville Parish School Board (IPSB), and the YMCA to open its first satellite campus at the Dow Westside YMCA. The new campus in Addis, Louisiana will offer tutoring, academic mentorship, and skills development for eighth- and ninth-graders. “The mentoring component provides our students with role models and allows them to discuss real-life situations with adults who can provide perspective to assist them in their personal growth,” IPSB Superintendent Louis M. Voiron Jr. told the Plaquemine Post South. “This partnership is an example of working with the community as a whole for the betterment of our students’ educational experience.”

How First Tee of Sacramento Helps Local Kids Learn Life Skills, The Game of Golf and More, Sacramento Bee (California)

At First Tee of Sacramento afterschool and summer programs, thousands of students learn the essentials of golf while building character and life skills. First Tee’s Sacramento chapter is one of the program’s largest nationally, with more than 58,000 kids enrolled each year. Through partnerships with more than 125 local schools and programs, roughly 56,000 of those enrolled play for free. First Tee’s primary goal is to instill its nine core values of respect, courtesy, responsibility, honesty, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance, and integrity. Anna-Marie Stouder, the mother of two teens in First Tee, told the Sacramento Bee, “Raising teenagers is hard. And so to have the extra support of an organization like First Tee, who pours into your kids and gives them these extra values of leadership and teach them skills like communication…. First Tee is more than about golf, it’s really a family.

Lebanon School District Receives Grant for Before and After School Program, KY3 (Missouri)

Thanks to a $2 million grant, the Lebanon School District in Missouri will be able to keep its before- and afterschool program running for at least another five years. Equaling out to $400,000 each year over the next five years, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant will help the Jacket SWARM program in Lebanon, Missouri pay staff wages, invest in professional development for teachers and provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) opportunities for students. “I was excited because that’s going to open up a lot of opportunities for our students to experience things and engage in some things that they don’t get to do during the regular school day,” Jacket SWARM director, Jaymes Wapp told KY3. The program has more 500 students enrolled in its before- and afterschool programs.

Council Member Won Announces $300K in Funding for New After-School Program and Upgrades at LIC School, Long Island City Post (New York)

With support from the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens and Primary/Intermediate School 78, New York City Council Member Julie Won secured $300,000 in funding for a new afterschool program and upgrades to the public school in Queens, New York. The majority of the funding will go toward establishing an afterschool program with the Variety Boys & Girls Club. “Thanks to Council Member Won, the children of P.S. 78 will have access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), arts, athletics, and the myriad of programs Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens provides on a daily basis,” Costa Constantinides, CEO of the Variety Boys & Girls Club, told the Long Island City Post. Additional funding will go to technology upgrades in the school as well as additional art programming.

Weekly Media Roundup: October 25, 2023

Iberville Coalition Launches Baton Rouge Youth Coalition Satellite Campus, Plaquemine Post South (Louisiana) In September, the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC) partnered with Dow Louisiana, the Iberville Parish School Board (IPSB), and the YMCA to open its first satellite campus at the Dow...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/25/23

Weekly Media Roundup: October 18, 2023

Participation in Boston Summer Learning Programs Reached All-Time High This Year, WBUR (Massachusetts) This past summer, nearly one in four Boston youths between the ages of five and 14 participated in the city’s educational summer programs and many of the programs were provided at no...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/18/23

Weekly Media Roundup: October 11, 2023

Monte Vista Gets AT&T Support for After-School Learning Lab, Alamosa Citizen (Colorado) Thanks to a $35,000 AT&T Foundation grant, the Monte Vista Kids Connection afterschool program in San Luis Valley, Colorado is purchasing much needed laptops and software for students attending the...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/11/23

Weekly Media Roundup: October 4, 2023

N.Y. Afterschool Programs Work to Support Academic, Emotional Needs, Spectrum News 1 (New York) Afterschool programs across New York State are helping students catch up on academics while addressing their emotional needs. Rural communities tend to have fewer after school options because many are...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/04/23

Weekly Media Roundup: September 27, 2023

After-School Program Helping Kids ‘Kick’ Off Their Future, WKBN-TV (Ohio) The Concept Young Scholars Program at the Horizon Science Academy in Youngstown, Ohio, which helps students with homework and focuses on building confidence, advancing volunteerism, and overcoming academic...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/27/23

Weekly Media Roundup: September 20, 2023

Boys & Girls Club Wausau Offering After School Programs to Prepare Students for Future, WSAW-TV (Wisconsin) Career exploration and workforce development is a major focus of the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area’s afterschool program in Wisconsin. Students can apply and interview...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/20/23

Weekly Media Roundup: September 13, 2023

Afterschool Program Helps Madison Students Breathe for Change, Wisconsin State Journal (Wisconsin) At the Meadowood Neighborhood Center’s afterschool program in Madison, Wisconsin, students learn to reduce stress by controlling their breathing, practicing yoga, reading books to therapy...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/13/23

Weekly Media Roundup: September 6, 2023

Skateboarding, Cooking, Ceramics: After School Programs at Monterey Trail Help Students Find Hobbies, CBS Sacramento (California) At the ASSETs (After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens) program at Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove, California, more than 200 teens access tutoring...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/06/23

Weekly Media Roundup: August 30, 2023

Oldest Home in Spartanburg Gets $200K for Transformation in an After-School Program, WSPA (South Carolina) Built in the late 1700s, the Seay House in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is undergoing a major renovation this fall and will reopen as the Brown Girls Read afterschool program early next...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/30/23

Weekly Media Roundup: August 16, 2023

4-H Can Help Find That Spark, Richmond Register (Kentucky) “In a world full of talents, interests and qualities, everyone has a unique inner fire that gives them joy, purpose, and direction. 4-H calls these ‘sparks,’ representing passion, energy and self-identity, not just...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/16/23