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.”

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

English Learners Stopped Coming to Class During the Pandemic. One Group is Tackling the Problem By Helping Their Parents, Hechinger Report In North Carolina, nearly one third of English language learning students were chronically absent last year, a rate significantly higher than the...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/13/24

Weekly Media Roundup: March 6, 2024

Charlotte Afterschool Program Aims to Break Cycle of Youth Crime and Violence, WBTV (North Carolina) In response to the 33 percent rise in juvenile gun violence in Charlotte, North Carolina, county leaders presented The Way Forward plan to city council members this week. The plan includes...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/06/24

Weekly Media Roundup: February 28, 2024

Program Designed to Boost Reading Rates in NW Tallahassee is Reaching More Students, WTXL (Florida) At Springwood Elementary School’s afterschool program in Tallahassee, Florida, students are paired with volunteers from United Way’s ReadingPals program, working together to improve...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/28/24

Weekly Media Roundup: February 21, 2024

Missoula After-School Program for BIPOC Youth Creating Next Generation of Leaders, KTVQ-TV (Montana) At the Association for BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Youth afterschool program in Missoula, Montana, students of color build community, take part in mindfulness activities, and develop...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/21/24

Weekly Media Roundup: February 14, 2024

Viewpoint: Invest in Out-of-School Programs to Help Solve State’s Educational Challenges, South Bend Tribune (Indiana) Indiana lawmakers are considering continuing the state’s pandemic-era investments in out-of-school time learning, including afterschool and summer learning programs....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/14/24

Weekly Media Roundup: February 7, 2024

Rangers Star Welcomes Kids to the Ice in After School Program, NBC4 (New York) With help from a donation from the Garden of Dreams Foundation, 50 students in the WHEDco (Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation) afterschool program in the South Bronx are lacing up skates and...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      02/07/24

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...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/31/24

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...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/24/24

Weekly Media Roundup: January 17, 2024

Bessie Coleman After School Aviation Program to be Tested in Oklahoma, General Aviation News (Oklahoma) Sixth and 7th graders in Tulsa, Oklahoma are exploring careers in aerospace and aeronautics by building planes, flying drones, and participating in other hands-on projects thanks to a...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/17/24