Weekly Media Roundup: September 6, 2023


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 services and free meals each day. The program also offers a wide variety of enrichment activities, including basketball, gardening, cooking, ceramics, skateboarding and more. “It gives me something to focus on and gives me something to spend my time on rather than just sitting around at the house," Duice Cervantes, a junior at Monterey Trail High School, told CBS Sacramento.

Umatilla Schools Win Grant for After-School Program, East Oregonian (Oregon)

Since 2003, the Umatilla School District in Oregon has provided free afterschool programs to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, thanks to Century Community Learning Centers grant funding. This year, afterschool programs are partnering with Community Counseling Solutions to provide mental health services. “[Students will] actually be able to have their counseling appointments and counseling opportunities during the after school time, which is really exciting because sometimes that’s hard for families to schedule,” Umatilla School District Superintendent Heidi Sipe told the East Oregonian.

After-School Youth Program Coming to Indian Creek, Herald-Star (Ohio)

In Steubenville, Ohio, Indian Creek Middle School is partnering with the Sycamore Youth Center to open its first afterschool program, providing hands on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities, academic support and a healthy snack to middle school students. “We have many kids that go home to empty homes,” Indian Creek Middle Principal Holly Minch-Hick told the Herald-Star. “Their parents are working; they need to work to make ends meet. Why not provide an opportunity for kids to be engaged in meaningful activities and learning after school?” Staff will include teachers from the middle school as well as life skills specialists from the Sycamore Youth Center.

Twelve Honored as Madison’s ‘MOST Outstanding Youth Worker,’ NBC 15 (Wisconsin)

In August, the Madison Out-of-School Time (MOST) initiative in Wisconsin honored 12 Madison-area youth workers for their work to support students’ wellbeing and success after school. One “MOST Outstanding Youth Worker” honoree, Aza Muzowera, has served students at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center for 10 years. Muzowera attended the center’s afterschool program as a child and became a youth worker because of its impact on his life. “I struggled to find my identity and find who I was and recognize the potential in me when I was eight, when I was 10, when I didn’t have a mentor to help guide me,” Muzowera told NBC 15. “Hopefully I can be that to another child.”

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