🎒 Where kids can get help during teacher strike
Columbus students are attending classes today, albeit at home with virtual instruction due to the ongoing teachers strike.
What's happening: Local community centers and libraries are opening their doors to affected students.
Columbus Community Centers
- Nine locations are offering digital learning spaces and meals for students 7am-6pm — Barack, Barnett, Blackburn, Driving Park, Glenwood, Howard, Linden, Schiller and Sullivant.
YMCA of Central Ohio
- The Jerry L. Garver, Eldon & Elsie Ward, Hilltop and North Branch locations are welcoming students (including serving meals) 7am-3:30pm.
Boys and Girls Clubs
- The Milo-Grogan, J. Ashburn Jr. and South Side Clubs are providing computer stations, tutors and meals to students 8am-5pm this week.
- Hours expand to 8am-7pm next Monday for the strike's duration.
Columbus Metropolitan Library
- Most branches are offering help with classwork when school lets out. Check your location's hours.
- The library also offers virtual homework help and reading programs 3:30-5:30pm, Mondays through Thursdays.
School District Meal Sites
- Twenty-five Columbus school buildings are providing "grab and go" meals on weekdays 11am-1pm. See the list.
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