Weekly Media Roundup: September 6, 2023


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 services and free meals each day. The program also offers a wide variety of enrichment activities, including basketball, gardening, cooking, ceramics, skateboarding and more. “It gives me something to focus on and gives me something to spend my time on rather than just sitting around at the house," Duice Cervantes, a junior at Monterey Trail High School, told CBS Sacramento.

Umatilla Schools Win Grant for After-School Program, East Oregonian (Oregon)

Since 2003, the Umatilla School District in Oregon has provided free afterschool programs to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, thanks to Century Community Learning Centers grant funding. This year, afterschool programs are partnering with Community Counseling Solutions to provide mental health services. “[Students will] actually be able to have their counseling appointments and counseling opportunities during the after school time, which is really exciting because sometimes that’s hard for families to schedule,” Umatilla School District Superintendent Heidi Sipe told the East Oregonian.

After-School Youth Program Coming to Indian Creek, Herald-Star (Ohio)

In Steubenville, Ohio, Indian Creek Middle School is partnering with the Sycamore Youth Center to open its first afterschool program, providing hands on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities, academic support and a healthy snack to middle school students. “We have many kids that go home to empty homes,” Indian Creek Middle Principal Holly Minch-Hick told the Herald-Star. “Their parents are working; they need to work to make ends meet. Why not provide an opportunity for kids to be engaged in meaningful activities and learning after school?” Staff will include teachers from the middle school as well as life skills specialists from the Sycamore Youth Center.

Twelve Honored as Madison’s ‘MOST Outstanding Youth Worker,’ NBC 15 (Wisconsin)

In August, the Madison Out-of-School Time (MOST) initiative in Wisconsin honored 12 Madison-area youth workers for their work to support students’ wellbeing and success after school. One “MOST Outstanding Youth Worker” honoree, Aza Muzowera, has served students at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center for 10 years. Muzowera attended the center’s afterschool program as a child and became a youth worker because of its impact on his life. “I struggled to find my identity and find who I was and recognize the potential in me when I was eight, when I was 10, when I didn’t have a mentor to help guide me,” Muzowera told NBC 15. “Hopefully I can be that to another child.”

Weekly Media Roundup: May 15, 2024

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BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/15/24

Weekly Media Roundup: May 8, 2024

After-School Programs Expect to Scale Down with Pandemic Aid Ending, K-12 Dive In a new Afterschool Alliance survey of more than 8,800 afterschool programs, about 4 out of 5 providers said they were concerned about children in their communities who need afterschool not having it, and the vast...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/08/24

Weekly Media Roundup: May 1, 2024

A Clovis Mother Identifies a Critical Need: More After-School Child Care, The Fresno Bee (California) In a recent guest column for the Fresno Bee, Noha Elbaz shared how post-pandemic staffing shortages at afterschool programs have impacted her family. Before COVID, her family benefited from...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/01/24

Weekly Media Roundup: April 24, 2024

Nonprofit Gives Penn Hills Kids a Safe Place to Gather After School, KDKA News (Pennsylvania) At the Young Black Motivated Kings and Queens afterschool program in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, students conduct science experiments, play indoor and outdoor sports, and are paired with adult mentors who...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/24/24

Weekly Media Roundup: April 17, 2024

The CARE Center Collecting Snacks, Books for Upcoming Summer Learning Program, WHNT (Alabama) In preparation for its summer learning program, the CARE Center in Huntsville, Alabama is hosting a food and book drive so each of the 300 students participating in its summer program will receive...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/17/24

Weekly Media Roundup: April 10, 2024

Detroit Kids Dance Through School Work at After-School Program, CBS News Detroit (Michigan) At the Let’s Dance afterschool program at Detroit’s Dufree Innovation Society, students work with teaching artists on dance routines with academic concepts built in. Afterward, the same...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/11/24

Weekly Media Roundup: April 3, 2024

At IPS School 43, Teaching Kids to Read is a Community Effort, WISH-TV (Indiana) At the Martin Luther King Community Center’s afterschool program in Indianapolis, Indiana, elementary school students are paired with mentors who encourage them to read through a variety of engaging...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/03/24

Weekly Media Roundup: March 27, 2024

The Opp Helps Mr. Calloway’s Students Thrive, Tulsa Kids (Oklahoma) Thanks to support from The Opportunity Project, students at the Culinary Arts afterschool program at East Central Middle School in Tulsa, Oklahoma are practicing cooking techniques while also learning about budgeting and...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/27/24

Weekly Media Roundup: March 20, 2024

Matthew McConaughey and ASU Are Helping an Arizona School District. Here's How, Arizona Republic (Arizona) Matthew McConaughey and Arizona State University (ASU) have teamed up to help a Phoenix-area school district apply for federal afterschool funding included in the Bipartisan Safer...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/20/24

Weekly Media Roundup: March 13, 2024

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BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/13/24