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Affordable Back-to-School Program Provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

Kids Can Attend Clubs, Get Help With Virtual Classes & Parents Can Get Back to Work During Pandemic
Posted at 4:42 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 16:42:15-04

With the pandemic back-to-school is looking very different this year, but the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade can help with its new, back-to-school in-person virtual learning program.

Alex Rodriguez-Roig, President of the Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade tells us this new program is very affordable. It ranges in cost from $50 to $65 per month, depending on location. For more information watch our interview with Rodriguez-Roig, call (305) 446-9910 or visit BGCmia.org.

Through this program, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is welcoming its youth members to perform their virtual schooling at its Kendall, Hank Kline, South Beach, and Northwest Clubs, while being supervised by youth development professionals, during the 2020-21 school year.

To register for the back-to-school in-person virtual learning program, please contact the club you wish to attend:

· Hank Kline: Arianne Armada, aarmada@bgcmia.org, 305-446-2654

· Kendall: Allison Dye, adye@bgcmia.org, 305-279-3013

· South Beach: Rony Vera, rvera@bgcmia.org, 305-535-0070

· Northwest: Eugene Woody, ewoody@bgcmia.org, 305-758-5753

Registration starts on Monday, Aug. 10, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is offered to students aged 5–17, and will take place Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., starting Monday, Aug. 31.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is offering the program to ensure that area youth have access to resources and support that can help bridge the gap for academic, social, and emotional support needed in these uncertain times. The back-to-school in-person virtual learning program also gives parents of youth members the opportunity to go back to work.

The program includes activities such as daily virtual school assistance, assignment assistance, STEM, mentoring, sports and games, Teen Center, arts & crafts, homework help, snacks, lunch, recess, and school breaks.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing efforts/CDC guidelines, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is offering the program in groups of nine youth members. The organization is monitoring updates from Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and public health officials and will continue to respond based on their guidelines.