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Weekly Media Roundup: March 16, 2022

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Weekly Media Roundup: March 16, 2022

Open Hearth Facilitates Substitute Pool for Child Care Providers, The Valley Reporter (Vermont)

In response to growing staffing shortages in Mad River Valley, Vermont, Open Hearth Community Center has created a substitute teacher/child care staffing forum to connect community members to part-time job opportunities at afterschool programs and child care centers. “We are looking for retired professionals or people who love working with children to offer their time and skills a couple of days a month,” April Smith, Open Hearth board member, told The Valley Reporter. “We want to make it as easy as possible for community members to connect with local child care providers.” 

Open Hearth Facilitates Substitute Pool for Child Care Providers, The Valley Reporter (Vermont)

In response to growing staffing shortages in Mad River Valley, Vermont, Open Hearth Community Center has created a substitute teacher/childcare staffing forum to connect community members to part-time job opportunities at afterschool programs and child care centers. “We are looking for retired professionals or people who love working with children to offer their time and skills a couple of days a month,” April Smith, Open Hearth board member, told The Valley Reporter. “We want to make it as easy as possible for community members to connect with local child care providers.” 

Norwalk ACTS Launches Application to Easily Locate Summer, After-School Programs, CT Insider (Connecticut)

Using the new Out-of-School Time Program Locator created by Norwalk ACTS, parents can filter their searches of more than 40 afterschool and summer programs in Norwalk, Connecticut by price, time, age of students served, and more to find a program that meets their family’s needs. “We designed the program locator to ensure that all Norwalk young people are connected to year-round, meaningful out-of-school experiences,” Jennifer Barahona, CEO of Norwalk ACTS, told CT Insider. “We hope this resource helps make it easier to connect families to program providers.” To make the application as accessible and easy to use as possible, Norwalk ACTS held parent feedback sessions and developed Spanish and Haitian-Creole versions.

Girls Inc. Memphis is Helping Girls Succeed, WREG-TV (Tennessee)

More than 2,000 students in Memphis, Tennessee benefit from afterschool programming provided by Girls Inc. At the program, they connect with mentors, get academic support and develop leadership skills. Girls Inc. Memphis recently commissioned a survey that showed that a high number of girls in Tennessee are facing mental health challenges and many have experienced sexual assault. CEO Lisa Moore told WREG-TV she hopes this research will inspire more community members to get involved in supporting youth: “What we’re really going to be doing is challenging the community to look at the data and think about what can I do in my sphere of influence…. What is your sphere of influence and what can you do to maybe improve some of the data points that will be illuminated?”

Weekly Media Roundup: January 26, 2022

Children of the Valley After-School Program Comes to Sedro-Woolley, Go Skagit (Washington) An afterschool program that boosts students’ academic, social and emotional skills recently opened a new site in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. At the Children of the Valley afterschool program, students...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/27/22

Weekly Media Roundup: January 19, 2022

Season for Sharing Grant Used by MentorKids for Afterschool and Tutoring Programs, Arizona Republic (Arizona) More than 300 students in Phoenix, Arizona benefit from afterschool and summer programming provided by MentorKids, supported in part by a grant from the Arizona Republic’s Season...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/19/22

Weekly Media Roundup: January 12, 2021

ACE Clubs Offer Unique After-School Activities, Academic Support, Herald Bulletin (Indiana) Each afternoon, students at ACE Clubs in Anderson, Indiana enjoy a variety of activities, including publishing their own books, leather crafting, cooking classes and painting. “We’re always...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/12/22

Weekly Media Roundup: January 5, 2022

Woodstock Day School Media Arts Program Awarded Grant, HudsonValley360 (New York) Thanks to a $49,500 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, students in Ulster County, New York will have the opportunity to learn filmmaking at a new media arts afterschool program at Woodstock Day...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      01/05/22

Weekly Media Roundup: December 22, 2021

Virginia Beach Before & After School Programs Saved After Surge of Applicants, WTKR (Virginia) After the approval of a pay rate increase, the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Department received hundreds of applicants seeking employment at its before and afterschool programs. The influx...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/22/21

Weekly Media Roundup: December 15, 2021

With Toys, Books and Love, Granny's House Provides After-School Programs to Children, Columbia Missourian (Missouri) Each day at the Granny’s House afterschool program in Columbia, Missouri, children enjoy outdoor activities, homework assistance, science clubs and field trips with...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/15/21

Weekly Media Roundup: December 8, 2021

Weekly Media Roundup, December 8, 2021 Cleveland County Family YMCA Addresses Learning Loss, The Star (North Carolina) To help students catch up on reading skills amidst the pandemic, the Cleveland County Family YMCA in North Carolina is partnering with Learning Ovations, a community literacy...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/08/21

Weekly Media Roundup: December 1, 2021

Lincoln County Afterschool Center Thrives From Community Support, Idaho Ed News (Idaho) Throughout the summer, AmeriCorps volunteers, businesses and community members helped refurbish a former church in Lincoln County, Idaho into a thriving community center offering child care, meals,...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      12/01/21

Weekly Media Roundup: November 24, 2021

'We're All Family Here': Columbus Community Center Pilots Program to Connect with Students, The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) At a new afterschool program in Columbus, Ohio, seventh- and eighth-graders get academic support, work on goal-setting, play sports, connect with mentors and more....

BY: Magen Eissenstat      11/24/21

Weekly Media Roundup: November 17, 2021

‘Worst-Case Scenario’: VB Parks & Rec Closing 14 Before/Afterschool Childcare Programs Due to Staffing Shortage, WAVY-TV (Virginia) Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation announced it will close three before-school and 11 afterschool programs starting January 3 due to ongoing...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      11/17/21