Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County has opened 12 Remote Learning Centers in Loveland, Fort Collins, Wellington and Estes Park to ensure that youth have a safe, fun, supportive environment to be in while schools are in virtual settings. These Remote Learning Centers provide full-day, in-person, programming to assist students with virtual learning, as well as provide youth with a space that they can safely be with friends and supportive staff once school hours are over. Many of these sites have been operating since mid-August and currently more than 500 students are enrolled at these Centers.
All Boys & Girls Clubs Remote Learning Centers offer: technology resources to ensure youth can have access to virtual learning, assistance for students accessing remote learning sessions with their teachers, daily activities that reinforce academic subject areas, enrichment activities including arts, fitness, games and outdoor play, and access to healthy meals and snacks. To ensure the health and safety of students, Boys & Girls Clubs worked with Larimer County on safety protocols that include; students staying in small cohorts throughout the day, practicing social distancing, wearing masks and frequently cleaning program spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Kaycee Headrick, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, explains, “Our organization has always adapted to serve the needs of youth in our community, now is no different. We know that there are kids who need a safe place to go during the day so that their parents can work or so that they get the academic support they need. We are proud to serve in this role and will continue to do whatever it takes for kids in our community.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County will continue to operate this model through the middle of October or until in-person school resumes.