Weekly Media Roundup: January 5, 2022


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 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.”

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