LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL
Lights On Afterschool
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 take part in fun, educational activities ranging from robotics to sewing. Students also grow their own vegetables in an on-site community garden and learn about nutrition in the process. “We provide them with lessons in all sorts of things,” Stoddard Site Supervisor Diane Summers told the Beatrice Daily Sun. “We get to open their eyes to opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise.” The program will continue for another five years thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.
Lansingburgh to Start New After-School Program, News 10 (New York)
Thanks to a recently awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, Knickerbacker Middle School and Lansingburgh High School in Troy, New York will provide engaging and educational afterschool programs at their schools this fall. “This additional funding will allow us to strengthen our relationships with Lansingburgh community partners, continue new programs started this year and expand our current extracurricular offerings,” Lansingburgh Superintendent of Schools Antonio Abitabile told News 10. The schools will partner with the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Boys & Girls Club, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Troy Public Library and Unity House of Troy.
Historically Large State Grants to Offset Pandemic Learning Losses Coming to Middletown, Journal-News (Ohio)
With funding from three Ohio Department of Education grants, the Community-Building Institute of Middletown (CBIM) will expand its afterschool programs to 10 new Middletown, Ohio schools and provide free full-day summer programs at five sites. “The grants will allow us to work with our students year-round, providing social and emotional support, academic support and recreational opportunities,” Verlena Stewart, assistant executive director for CBIM, told the Journal-News. CBIM programs also provide meals, mental health services and additional drop-in programs.
Education Station: CMSD's 'Summer Learning Experience' Back for 2nd Year, WKYC-TV (Ohio)
Several thousand Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students will spend their summer exploring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), karate, community service, social justice, and gardening, all while sharpening their reading and math skills. More than 8,400 students participated in the district’s first-ever CMSD Summer Learning Experience last year, and district leaders say it was so successful they hope to make the program permanent. “We're just excited just to see our students in action and having fun and learning…. It's not gonna be a situation where students are sitting in the classroom and someone is just lecturing them, no. They're gonna get to get their hands dirty. They're gonna get to have a lotta hands-on experiences throughout the summer," Chief Engagement Office Lee Buddy told WKYC-TV.
DC Awards Millions in Grants to After-School Programs, WTOP (District of Columbia)
At GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Paso Nuevo afterschool program in Washington, DC, high school students learn the...
Hillsborough Teens Offer After-School Lessons, and Get Something in Return, Tampa Bay Times (Florida)
At the Hillsborough Out of School Time program in Seminole, Florida, elementary school...
Gulf Shores 'Beyond the Bell' Program Offers Afterschool Programs, Orange Beach News (Alabama)
At the Beyond the Bell afterschool program in Gulf Shores, Alabama, students participate in a...
Aldo Leopold Nature Center Reaches Out with After-School Program, Wisconsin State Journal (Wisconsin)
Elementary school students in Monona, Wisconsin are enjoying long hikes, clearing woods for...
If the Phillies Win, So Do the Mighty Writers. Mayor Kenney’s Bet Could Pay Off for the After-School Writing Program, WHYY (Pennsylvania)
If the Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series,...
Central Ohio Youth, First Responder Mentors Kick Off After School All Stars program, WSYX (Ohio)
For the second year in a row, After School All Stars in Columbus, Ohio is partnering with Columbus...
Boston's Investment in Summer Learning Converts into High Participation this Year, WBUR (Massachusetts)
A new report from Boston After School and Beyond shows nearly 16,000 students in the Boston area attended summer learning programs at schools and community organizations this summer, with...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 10/19/22
An After-School Program that Enriches Learning Academically, Socially and Emotionally: Cleveland’s Promise, Cleveland.com (Ohio)
At Almira Elementary School’s afterschool program in Cleveland, Ohio, students are now taking boxing lessons in addition to drawing, digital animation,...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 10/12/22
Afterschool Programs Mobilize in Wake of Mass Shootings, Youth Today
As communities grapple with horrific mass shootings such as those in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, afterschool programs are focusing on mentorship and social and emotional learning activities to help children heal. For...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 10/05/22
Project S.T.I.N.G. Unveiled at Goodyear School, West Valley View (Arizona)
Thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, students at Desert Star School in Goodyear, Arizona now have access to a free afterschool program that offers science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 09/28/22
Many Children are Regularly Exposed to Gun Violence. Here's How to Help them Heal, National Public Radio
In the Cameron Community Ministries afterschool program in Rochester, New York, students learn leadership skills, take part in community-oriented projects, and connect with mentors...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 09/21/22
In- and After-School Programs Aim to Combat Mental Health Effects that COVID-19 Worsened, Youth Today
The National Center for Health Statistics reports that in 2021, seven in 10 public schools saw a rise in children seeking mental health services. To support student wellbeing, schools and...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 09/14/22
After-School Program Blends Tutoring, Circus Training, WBBM Newsradio (Illinois)
At the CircEsteem afterschool program in Chicago, children ages 3 to 18 build their self-confidence by learning aerial arts, tumbling and juggling, alongside academic tutoring and mentorship. The program partners...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 09/07/22
Boys & Girls Clubs Help Fill Need for After-School Programing, Fox 2 Detroit (Michigan)
Amid historic unmet demand for afterschool, the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan is helping close the gap for students and their families with programming that includes tutoring, meals,...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 08/31/22
Local School Program Helps Students Succeed, Expands to Midland, WNEM (Michigan)
Throughout the pandemic, R1SE Education & Recreation in Freeland, Michigan provided before- and after school programs and tutoring support to students to help keep them engaged and learning. This fall, they are...
BY: Magen Eissenstat 08/24/22
North Carolina YMCA Afterschool Programs Growing Students Critical Skills, WFMY (North Carolina)
Recent assessments of North Carolina Alliance of YMCAs’ afterschool programs found that two-thirds of participating students improved in two or more character development skills this past year....
BY: Magen Eissenstat 08/17/22
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