LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL
Lights On Afterschool
Lessons, Outdoor Games and Knitting: About 3,200 Students Kick Off Summer at Camp Accelerate, Daily Advertiser (Louisiana)
Thanks to funding from 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Title I, and relief funds included in the American Rescue Plan, the St. Landry Parish school district in Leonville, Louisiana will offer robust summer learning programming to more than 3,000 students this year across 20 sites. Students will get academic support with math and reading, connect with mentors, and take part in fun activities like knitting, French language class, computer games, physical activities and more. “We're making sure they are OK in more ways than education," Leonville Elementary Principal Nicole Morrison said.
Boys and Girls Club offers no-cost summer program at Carson City center for teens and youth, CarsonNow.org (Nevada)
Recognizing the social toll the pandemic has had on teenagers, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is offering engaging free summer programs for high school students. “Providing a safe and engaging place for our teens to spend the summer is what our Club is all about,” Matt Sampson, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada and an Afterschool Alliance Afterschool Ambassador, told CarsonNow. Activities include culinary classes, fitness training and field trips.
Philadelphia history teacher extends learning outside the classroom, WPVI-TV (Pennsylvania)
Carlos Aponte, a teacher at One Bright Ray Community High School, founded the We Love Philly afterschool program to improve the educational and career opportunities for students attending the non-traditional school in Philadelphia. One Bright Ray Community High School provides students ages 16 to 21 years old the ability to earn a high school diploma in an accelerated timeframe. The afterschool program includes community service opportunities as well as life skills classes to prepare the students for life after graduation. "We’re going to go out into the community. We’re going to see what the real-life benefits and consequences are of how we do things,” Aponte told WPVI-TV.
Not Your Typical Summer School: Waterville to Offer Fun, Social Activities and Academics, Central Maine (Maine)
This summer, students in Waterville Public Schools’ summer learning programs in Waterville, Maine will explore a wide variety of activities, including cooking, photography, robotics, creative writing, rocketry, the mathematics of games, restoring classic cars, playing rock music, and more. The programs are designed to re-engage students by sparking their creativity, inspiring them to learn and exposing them to new interests. Free transportation and meals are included, and some courses for older students focus on employable skills such as lifeguarding certification and babysitting. Waterville Senior High School Principal Brian Laramee told Central Maine that the program, “is far from traditional ‘summer school.’ In fact, as you can see from the many sessions being offered, many sessions take place outside of the classroom.”
Staying Active: McAllen Club Navigating COVID Fears, Funding Cuts, The Monitor (Texas)
With strong community support, the Boys and Girls Club of McAllen, Texas has been able to keep its...
'Too young to do nothing,' Grandma's House Founder is Tulare's Woman of the Year, Visalia Times Delta (California)
When Flora Johnson retired as an elementary school principal...
Girls Inc. Kicks Off its After School Program for Girls, Messenger-Inquirer (Kentucky)
The Girls Inc. program in Owensboro, Kentucky resumed its After School Academy last week, during which...
'We're fortunate': Clyde Erwin Elementary Lands Funding for Arts, Educational Support, Jacksonville Daily News (North Carolina)
Thanks to a $400,000 21st Century Community Learning...
A Summer of Catch-Up: How Delaware Students are Making up for Time Lost to COVID-19 (Technical.ly)
School districts across Delaware used funds included in the American Rescue Plan to bolster their...
New Program Aims to Get Native American Students Engaged in STEM Education, KOCO 5 (Oklahoma)
Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, three afterschool programs serving Native...
Community Stepped Up When the Going Got Tough, Sandusky Register (Ohio)
When the pandemic hit, the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio immediately got to work to ensure students’ academic, physical and emotional needs were met. The Club partnered with Sandusky City Schools to...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 02/24/21
Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Unified School District Present Encore of BRAVO! Program, Noozhawk (California)
Through an ongoing collaboration with the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) has continued to provide a free afterschool program to...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 02/17/21
A New Mural Was Created By Children And Artist At Reddick Elementary School In Wimauma, Osprey Observer (Florida)
Students from migrant families in the Good Afternoon Friends and Amigos afterschool program in Wimauma, Florida spent four weeks creating a mural promoting kindness at a nearby...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 02/10/21
Thousands of Dallas Children Are in Need of After-School Care, Survey Finds, The Dallas Morning News (Texas)
The America After 3PM survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance found that more than 101,000 children in Dallas, Texas aren’t in afterschool programs, but would be if a...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 02/03/21
MSCR Cares Program at Henderson Elementary Supports Students Indoors and Out, Wisconsin State Journal (Wisconsin)
At Madison School and Community Recreation Cares sites in Madison, Wisconsin, about 650 elementary students spend their mornings doing remote learning with the support of trained...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 01/27/21
More Than Just an Afterschool Program: Española Nonprofit Plans for Expansion, KRQE (New Mexico)
Thanks to a $100,000 matching grant from the Thoma Art Foundation, Moving Arts Española will soon open a teen center where middle and high school students can access career...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 01/19/21
YMCA gives kids ‘a dose of normal,’ Martha’s Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)
To help students overcome isolation and disconnection, the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is providing in-person programming for students each afternoon. The program provides enrichment activities and...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 01/13/21
Girls Inc. Takes Creative Approach to Programming During COVID-19, The Daily Times (Tennessee)
At the in-person and virtual afterschool programs run by Girls Inc. of the Tennessee Valley, about 200 girls explore engineering, science, and agriculture, reflect on song lyrics, journal, learn about...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 01/06/21
Lack Of Afterschool Program Access In Indiana Could Impact Education, Economic Recovery, WBAA (Georgia)
A recent household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, America After 3PM, found that more than 400,000 children in Indiana cannot access the afterschool programs they need....
BY: Magen Eissenstat 12/23/20
Column: Hawaii Behind on Afterschool Programs, Honolulu Star-Advertiser (Hawaii)
Although data from the household survey America After 3 PM showed Hawaii was a national leader in afterschool participation in 2009, the 2020 America After 3 PM report shows unmet demand for afterschool has...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 12/16/20
L.A. School District Plans Star-Studded Summer Learning for Students — with James Cameron Teaching ‘Titanic’ and a Book Group with Alicia Keys and Others, The Washington Post
This summer, students in Los Angeles will learn to draw and animate from the studio behind...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 05/27/20
Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA Afterschool Program Makes House Calls, Augusta Free Press (Virginia)
On Monday, the Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA Afterschool Adventure Club in Augusta County, Virginia delivered care packages to students. They included handwritten notes, sidewalk chalk, and materials...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 05/06/20