Central Oklahoma Boys & Girls Clubs Open Their Doors as Schools Closed Once Again
As the global pandemic continues to affect the globe, The Salvation Army continues to step in and serve our communities who have been greatly impacted by COVID-19's financial and social impact. In Central Oklahoma, a drastic rise in positive cases caused many of the public school systems to move to virtual learning in January, leaving many working parents with an emergency childcare need.
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma City wanted to ensure that no child is without a safe place to learn and play, and quickly implemented a plan to open the club to a limited number of students while the school systems were shut down. Here, these children were able to work on their virtual learning plans, receive tutoring and enjoy socialization with other kids their age, all while adhering to stringent COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Melissa Brown, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oklahoma states that "The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are helping provide a safe place for youth to be during the day, as school closures have occurred due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and working parents have been left with few options. Being able to offer all day programming in a small capacity at select Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs (and with stringent health protocols) is one way we can partner with families and help ease burdens during this continuing health crisis.”
For more information about The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma City, or to make a financial contribution ensuring that the needs of these students continue to be met, visit tsaok.org.