Weekly Media Roundup: May 10, 2023


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 their community. The program was established five years ago and thanks to funding from The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, it has expanded to include more students. “It makes me feel like I can do anything I want to do without anybody telling me I can’t. It makes me feel really, really happy on the inside,” Kyra Atta-Obeng, a student, told WMDT.

Community Members, Lawmakers Rally for Permanent Childcare Funding, WMTV (Wisconsin)

In recognition of the National ‘Day Without Child Care,’ parents joined program providers and lawmakers at the Goodman Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin to highlight the importance of early childhood care and afterschool programs. Advocates spoke about the need for funding as well as increased wages for providers. Bree Bruington, who is widowed and has a child in elementary school, spoke to WMTV about how she relies on and appreciates the Wisconsin Youth Company afterschool program. “When we were home [during the pandemic] I was able to take the money I wasn’t spending on that after school program and re-donate it [back] because that’s how much I knew I needed that program to come back,” Bruington said.

Éleos After-School Program Expanding to Double the Number of Kids Served in Nicholtown, Fox Carolina (South Carolina)

The Éleos Ministry afterschool program in Greenville, South Carolina raised $200,000 in only three weeks to cover renovation costs for a new space that is four times larger than its current one. The new space will enable Éleos to double the number of students in the program and add more physical activities such as dance classes. “The waitlist has been growing and growing,” co-founder Cameron Hill told Fox Carolina. “We’re looking to expand our program to create that space for all those students who are interested in joining.” The afterschool program provides tutoring, mentorship, and fun activities such as basketball for middle and high school students.

Be Remarkable: Founder of Local Non-Profit Academy Honored for Keeping Learning and Fun Going for Students, KBTX-TV (Texas)

At the Byrd Academy, a free afterschool and summer program in Bryan, Texas, students explore a wide variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics including software, design, manufacturing, 3D printing, electronics and more through hands-on activities. The program was created by Mickie Byrd, a software engineer who both funds the program and serves as an on-site instructor. KBTX-TV recently recognized Byrd with the Be Remarkable Award for his work to increase educational equity in his community. “A lot of students don’t have access to STEM. They see it in their school, and a lot of them feel like STEM is not for me, but STEM is for everybody,” Byrd told KBTX-TV

Weekly Media Roundup: October 25, 2023

Iberville Coalition Launches Baton Rouge Youth Coalition Satellite Campus, Plaquemine Post South (Louisiana) In September, the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC) partnered with Dow Louisiana, the Iberville Parish School Board (IPSB), and the YMCA to open its first satellite campus at the Dow...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/25/23

Weekly Media Roundup: October 18, 2023

Participation in Boston Summer Learning Programs Reached All-Time High This Year, WBUR (Massachusetts) This past summer, nearly one in four Boston youths between the ages of five and 14 participated in the city’s educational summer programs and many of the programs were provided at no...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/18/23

Weekly Media Roundup: October 11, 2023

Monte Vista Gets AT&T Support for After-School Learning Lab, Alamosa Citizen (Colorado) Thanks to a $35,000 AT&T Foundation grant, the Monte Vista Kids Connection afterschool program in San Luis Valley, Colorado is purchasing much needed laptops and software for students attending the...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/11/23

Weekly Media Roundup: October 4, 2023

N.Y. Afterschool Programs Work to Support Academic, Emotional Needs, Spectrum News 1 (New York) Afterschool programs across New York State are helping students catch up on academics while addressing their emotional needs. Rural communities tend to have fewer after school options because many are...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      10/04/23

Weekly Media Roundup: September 27, 2023

After-School Program Helping Kids ‘Kick’ Off Their Future, WKBN-TV (Ohio) The Concept Young Scholars Program at the Horizon Science Academy in Youngstown, Ohio, which helps students with homework and focuses on building confidence, advancing volunteerism, and overcoming academic...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/27/23

Weekly Media Roundup: September 20, 2023

Boys & Girls Club Wausau Offering After School Programs to Prepare Students for Future, WSAW-TV (Wisconsin) Career exploration and workforce development is a major focus of the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area’s afterschool program in Wisconsin. Students can apply and interview...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/20/23

Weekly Media Roundup: September 13, 2023

Afterschool Program Helps Madison Students Breathe for Change, Wisconsin State Journal (Wisconsin) At the Meadowood Neighborhood Center’s afterschool program in Madison, Wisconsin, students learn to reduce stress by controlling their breathing, practicing yoga, reading books to therapy...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/13/23

Weekly Media Roundup: September 6, 2023

Skateboarding, Cooking, Ceramics: After School Programs at Monterey Trail Help Students Find Hobbies, CBS Sacramento (California) At the ASSETs (After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens) program at Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove, California, more than 200 teens access tutoring...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      09/06/23

Weekly Media Roundup: August 30, 2023

Oldest Home in Spartanburg Gets $200K for Transformation in an After-School Program, WSPA (South Carolina) Built in the late 1700s, the Seay House in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is undergoing a major renovation this fall and will reopen as the Brown Girls Read afterschool program early next...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/30/23

Weekly Media Roundup: August 16, 2023

4-H Can Help Find That Spark, Richmond Register (Kentucky) “In a world full of talents, interests and qualities, everyone has a unique inner fire that gives them joy, purpose, and direction. 4-H calls these ‘sparks,’ representing passion, energy and self-identity, not just...

BY: Magen Eissenstat      08/16/23