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BGCK Reinstates Virtual Learning Support Program

BGCK Reinstates Virtual Learning Support Program

November 30 – January 8, To Align With KUSD’s Operating Plan

Kenosha, WI – November 21, 2020 – The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha will run a virtual learning support program for students beginning November 30 and for the duration of KUSD’s virtual learning plan, tentatively set to expire on January 8, 2021. This is made possible thanks to support from Kenosha County. BGC Sports programs for youth (soccer and basketball) will also be temporarily paused and will resume on January 6. These parameters were made to align with KUSD’s operations for both educational instruction and sports.

The program is at capacity, filled by members who were currently attending the BGCK. The Club will be open for members ages 6-12 from 7am – 5pm Monday through Friday (instruction hours vary depending on grade level, but fall within that timeframe). Breakfast and lunch will be served each day. Once KUSD transitions to a hybrid plan or full in-person instruction, the BGCK’s virtual learning program will stop and transition back to the normal after school hours and programming, including bussing. The Laken Family Jefferson Elementary Extension Program will be paused during this time. Members must commit to attending a minimum of three days per week in order to keep their spot in the program active. The BGCK will keep a waitlist. Families can sign up to be on the waitlist at the front desk of the BGCK Monday through Friday 7am – 7pm (closed 11/26 and 11/27).

Families will need to drop off and pick up their children directly at the Club. Students who receive free and reduced lunch may attend the virtual learning support program for free (documentation required). Otherwise, the cost is $60 per week. A current membership is required for all students and is $20/year.

The Teen Center for youth ages 13 – 18 will be open Monday through Thursday 3-8pm and Fridays from 2-6pm. Free city bus passes are available to teens and can be picked up on the first day attended.

Students will need to bring their KUSD Chromebook, headphones and any materials needed for school work. Staff will help students get logged on each day, will assist with meals and general supervision. BGCK staff members are not certified teachers and therefor will not be leading any classes or instructing KUSD curriculum. BGCK staff will assist with school work as needed. Masks are required for all students and staff. Social distancing and sanitation practices will remain in place.

During this time, adult pickleball will have reduced hours and be in session Monday – Friday from 8-11am. Senior walking will be closed and unavailable. Adult BGC Sports will continue normal operations (adult soccer and adult flag football). New schedules for BGC Sports youth leagues will be posted on BGCSports.org and will also be emailed to all participants’ guardians.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development. The Club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. When you support the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, you support the kids who need us the most and their great futures ahead. Visit www.BGCKenosha.org/donate to donate today.