Weekly Media Roundup: April 27, 2022


Weekly Media Roundup: April 27, 2022

Cut-A-Thon Helps Raise Money for Instruments for Youth, WTVQ (Kentucky)

The Lexington Leadership Foundation in Kentucky hosted a haircut-a-thon at its Woodhill Community Center facility to raise money for its afterschool and summer programs. “We want our kids to know that they can lead right now at their age, so we want to just pour into them and just access their talents by way of arts, athletics, and academics,” Lexington Leadership Foundation’s communication director Michael Overstreet told WTVQ. With the additional funding, the Foundation plans to purchase new musical instruments for their Urban Impact afterschool and summer programs.


Coalition for Kids Expanding into Washington County Schools, WJHL (Tennessee)

The Coalition for Kids afterschool program in Johnson City, Tennessee, makes fun a top priority for students as they learn new science, technology and art skills. Thanks to a new partnership with Washington County Schools, Coalition for Kids will be able to offer its afterschool program to the eleven county schools within the next three years. “This is certainly a wonderful partnership looking to the future as we plan to make that move to ensure that there’s that high-quality afterschool program at all of our schools,” Washington County Schools Superintendent Jerry Boyd told WJHL.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Tarrant County Gets Big Surprise, The Dallas Morning News (Texas)

Last week, Bridgestone Retail Operations surprised the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County in Texas with a brand-new van to serve students who lack transportation to afterschool programs. The Club will use the donated van to deliver meals and provide fun, educational activities to more students through its Mobile Clubhouse and Mobile Meals programs. “After-school activities help young people develop crucial life skills and thrive far into the future,” Marko Ibrahim, president of Bridgestone Retail Operations, told the Dallas Morning News. “Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County is a pillar in this community, and we look forward to seeing how expanded transportation can make an even greater difference in the lives of club youth and families.”


TPS Preparing for Day Camp-Style Summer School, Tulsa World (Oklahoma)

This summer, Tulsa Public School students will dance, play basketball and tennis, learn to cook, create art, take part in debate, do yoga, and develop their reading and math skills in a robust summer learning program. The district’s “Ready. Set. Summer!” program is free thanks in part to federal funding from the American Recue Plan. More than 11,00 students participated last summer. “Our goal is not only to provide educational opportunities but also relationship building and fun enrichment activities,” Coordinator Twanna Johnson told Tulsa World. “We want these kids to get to do something they can engage in beyond the summer.”

Weekly Media Roundup: May 10, 2023

D.O.V.E.S Afterschool Program Builds Self-Esteem, Confidence in Local Elementary Students, WMDT (Maryland) At the D.O.V.E.S. (Daughters of Value, Excellence and Success) afterschool program in Salisbury, Maryland, young girls are empowered to be themselves and support one another and others in...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/10/23

Weekly Media Roundup: May 3, 2023

Rally at the Capitol for Funding Afterschool Programs, Fox 43 (Pennsylvania) Afterschool providers, parents and advocates gathered on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg today to urge the state legislature to pass House Bill 795, which would provide state funding for afterschool...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      05/03/23

Weekly Media Roundup: April 26, 2023

Local After School Care Program Aims to Help Kids Regain Knowledge Lost Due to COVID, KFDA (Texas) At the Bear Paws afterschool program in Amarillo, Texas, middle school students are participating in engaging activities to tackle learning loss from the pandemic. “We’re trying to...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/26/23

Weekly Media Roundup: April 19, 2023

After-School Program and City Officials Celebrate Arbor Day, Cumberland Times-News (Maryland) In honor of Arbor Day, elementary school students from Allegany County Public Schools’ afterschool programs participated in a tree planting ceremony at Gene Mason Sports Complex in Cumberland,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/19/23

Weekly Media Roundup: April 12, 2023

Schools Used ESSER Funds for After-School Programs. What Happens When the Money Runs Out? Education Week With the assistance of ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funding, afterschool and summer programs throughout the country were able to expand and serve a greater number...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/12/23

Weekly Media Roundup: April 5, 2023

After-School Programs Financed with Pandemic Funds Making a Difference in Chester County, Daily Local News (Pennsylvania) Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is helping Mighty Writers and Coatesville Kids to College, two afterschool programs in Chester County, Pennsylvania, expand...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      04/05/23

Weekly Media Roundup: March 29, 2023

Commentary: SC Afterschool Programs Can Help Close Gender Gap in STEM Industries, The Post and Courier (South Carolina) In a recent guest column for the Post and Courier, South Carolina Afterschool Alliance President and CEO Zelda Waymer notes the overlap between Women’s History Month and...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/29/23

Weekly Media Roundup: March 22, 2023

Non-Profit Helps Lynn Students Prepare for Careers in Human Services, CBS Boston (Massachusetts) At the Pathways to Opportunities afterschool program at Lynn Classical High School in Massachusetts, high schoolers explore careers in human services with help from mentors from the Northeast Arc, a...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/22/23

Weekly Media Roundup: March 15, 2023

Youth Invited to Reimagine Sioux Falls with City Build 2040 Event, Dakota News Now (South Dakota) Elementary schoolers attending the South Dakota Afterschool Network’s two-day City Build 2040 event in Sioux Falls will work with local experts to create models that showcase their vision for...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/15/23

Weekly Media Roundup: March 8, 2023

STUDENT VOICES: We Need More Women in STEM Fields, and We Have Ideas for Making that Happen, The Hechinger Report In a guest column for the Hechinger Report, high schoolers Henrietta Rasmusson and Emerald Yankey list three priorities for increasing women’s participation in science,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      03/08/23