Boys & Girls Club of Kern County offering locations, services for distance learning

Posted at 12:52 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 15:52:13-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Boys & Girls Club of Kern County is offering a solution to those parents who might be nervous about distance learning this Fall.

The club is offering its locations and services to parents who need assistance when school resumes.

"We are serving children of working families," said Zane Smith, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County. "We are here to support our local schools, parents, and children by providing an environment where children will have dedicated space and access to the internet to keep up with their studies as well as enrichment activities while at the club."

Children will bring their computers and headsets to do their school work at the club. The Boys & Girls Clubs will provide face shields, internet, and technical assistance during "School Time" and both in-person and virtual learning activities during non-school hours from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

"We know how important it is that we align and support this educational strategy for as much positive impact as possible while providing mentoring and extra-curricular activities in both social recreation and engaging high-yield learning activities. We will continue to provide STEM, performing arts, visual arts, healthy physical activities while following recommended guidelines from the CDC and our local Health Department," said Zane Smith.

To enroll, click here.

The following locations will be offering these services:
Armstrong Youth Center
801 Niles Street
(661) 325-3730

Stockdale Club
5207 Young Street
(661) 663-8733

Lamont Club
8301 Segrue Road
(661) 845-4253