Since our new normal began in March with a stay-at-home order including school closings, our LHCC programs have taken on a new course of serving our neighbors. There have been blessings setbacks and disruptions.
As schools reopen on August 17, whatever that really means, in our “new normal”, the future of our after-school program remains uncertain…
What lies before us are a few options for helping our kids similar, to how we used to do, way back before time began, in mid-March…
- Virtual homework help by phone or video
- Live evening homework help at the church as we used to go, but no groups, just one on one help
- Weekly daytime check-in at the church for scheduled help. Parents bring kids by appointment and receive help from a volunteer for an hour or so
- Do nothing for kids directly, due to safer at home protocols, and support parents instead with how to help their kids at home
There are surely other choices. Our mission at Learning Help Centers is to provide scholastic, spiritual and social supports to our under-resourced families. The degree to which we can accomplish our goals varies for each of the options outlined above. Perhaps there are a combination of choices to best meet the needs of:
- Our families, as well as
- The varying schedules of our volunteers and staff.
We covet your feedback. Perhaps you know of other organizations similar to ours that have had more time than we have to think this through, while we’re been busy delivery over 25,000 kids meals and planning for summer enrichment camps. We value your opinion and hope that you will join us. Thank you in advance for praying for the safety and protection of our families and for helping LHCC determine how best to serve their ongoing needs during the pandemic.
Working while it is day
July 23, 2020