Nearly 70 Creston students in fourth through 12th grade are learning focus, self-control, patience and discipline through archery after school. The Creston Archery team opened last year as part of the National Archery in Schools Program, providing archery lessons alongside a curriculum focused on the history of archery, archery safety and even the math behind the sport. Coach Melissa Heatherington told the Creston News Advertiser, “It gives a lot of kids that aren’t into other sports, but are drawn to this sort of individual competition and mindset, an opportunity to be part of a team and that feeling of being part of a team.”
Lucas County Juvenile Court is offering youths with difficult backgrounds an interesting opportunity to improve their academics and bolster their self-confidence: glassblowing lessons at the Toledo Museum of Art. Director of the Art Enrichment Program Joe Szafarowicz told the Toledo Blade, “We’ve been teaching art integration at the Juvenile Justice Center in detention for 13 years. We saw that teaching math, science [and] language arts through art works.” Every Wednesday, students from Youth Treatment Center, Lucas County Children Services and area high schools create works of art by melting and shaping glass at scorching temperatures of almost 2,000 degrees, all while improving their teamwork and discipline.
The first meeting of a new afterschool feminist club at Stoughton High School attracted the attention of more than 150 students, girls and boys hoping to spur discussion of sensitive issues in the midst of the #MeToo movement. The U-Knighted Feminists of Stoughton High School will tackle issues like sexism and equality through open discussion, and eventually will aim to address some practical topics, like how to give a strong handshake or eat healthfully. Discussions will be driven by the students under the supervision of teachers and guidance counselors. “It’s a group to support and empower each other,” senior Emerson Sprague told the Brockton Enterprise.
A $75,000 grant from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and MLB, in partnership with the Milwaukee Brewers, has let the Pieper-Hillside Boys & Girls Club update its facility to be modeled after real-life MLB clubhouses, Fox 6 WITI reports. The Club serves more than 200 youths every day, and students will now be able to play pool and foosball and enjoy new furniture, electronic gaming equipment and refurbished lighting, flooring and paint.