LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL
Lights On Afterschool
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 School this coming fall. “The arts have long been a critical sector in our economy, and as we continue to rebuild a stronger New York, it’s essential we do all we can help this industry thrive once again,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul told HudsonValley360. The program is open to all students in the county and will provide hands-on training in filmmaking and communications.
A Successful Enrichment Program for High School Students in Baton Rouge Prepares for an Upcoming Expansion in Mid City, 225 Magazine (Louisiana)
At the Humanities Amped afterschool program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, program leaders use restorative educational practices to help students heal from trauma, develop their voices, learn problem-solving skills, explore interests and careers, and succeed academically. In addition to its program at Broadmoor High, Humanities Amped is working with three other youth-serving organizations to create a Youth City Lab in a former rug store where students can access a wide variety of resources. “I didn’t really have support in my family for school, and coming to Humanities Amped, the staff kept telling me, ‘I believe in you,’ and ‘You need to believe in yourself,’” Tareil George, who attended the program and later joined its staff, told 225 Magazine. “The love, the healing and the determination made me believe.”
Deaf Kids on Stage: Using Theater as Therapy, WFMZ (Pennsylvania)
For the past 25 years, No Limits Theater has used theater as a tool for deaf students to develop stronger language, reading and social skills. Recognizing that speech therapy is costly, the organization opened two centers in California and one in Las Vegas that provide free afterschool programs to low-income students with hearing loss. “We opened up the afterschool program because the school district was only given 15 minutes of speech therapy a week with a group of kids, which means nobody’s picking up a language,” No Limits Theater spokeswoman Kathy Buckley told WFMZ.
Community Celebrates Grand Opening of New Boys & Girls Club, Beloit Daily News (Wisconsin)
The newly opened Joel Barrett Boys & Girls Club building in Beloit, Wisconsin will enable Stateline Boys & Girls Club (SBGC) to serve more students and offer expanded programming, including science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) activities, career exploration, teen programming, cooking classes, a music studio, sports and more. SBGC’s Capital Campaign raised $5.5 million in just over one year to build the new site. “This facility and the staff here will forever change the trajectory of youth and teens in this community,” Boys & Girls Clubs of America CEO and President Jim Clark told the Beloit Daily News. “What you’ve created here will make a difference for generations.”
When the End of School Means the Beginning of Summer Learning Loss … and What This Local Nonprofit is Doing About it, Brooklyn Reader (New York)
For six weeks this summer, more than 100...
Spanish American Center Gets United Way Grants for After-School Programs, Leominster Champion (Massachusetts)
Continuing its ongoing support of afterschool programs, the United Way of North...
After-School Programs Band Together to Build Bots, Shoshone News-Press (Idaho)
The Pinehurst Elementary After-School Solution program and the Kellogg Middle School WISE afterschool program joined...
YMCA’s “Find My Genius” Now an After-School Program, Citizens Journal (California)
With a grant from California’s Expanded Learning Opportunities Program, the Southeast...
Beatrice After School Program Granted Another Five Years, Beatrice Daily Sun (Nebraska)
At the Beatrice Learning After School Time (BLAST) program in Beatrice, Nebraska, more than 170 students...
Clark, Champaign Organizations Awarded Grants for Student Academic Needs, Well-Being, Springfield News-Sun (Ohio)
Thanks to a $2.1 million Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities grant from...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
‘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
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
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