TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — With Vigo County Schools extending remote learning through the end of the year, the Boys and Girls Club has opened its doors for kids the whole day.
Bobby Moore, director of operations for Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club says they are trying to make things easier for parents as the pandemic continues.
“Trying to give these kids a positive place to go so their parents can feel less stressful having their child at a safe environment but know that they’re completing their homework and that we’re providing a meal for them as well,” said Moore.
Program director Ashton Stevenson says they even provides kids with computer access to complete their assignments.
“I know there were a few kids that came and they were trying to do homework through a phone, so it’s really great that we have a computer lab that kids can use to access their work for school,” said Stevenson.
For director Moore and his staff, helping kids achieve their full potential has been very rewarding.
“I’ve been at the Boys and Girls Club for 35-plus years and we’ve saw lots of different people come into our building,” said Moore. “It’s very important that we as educators make sure that we are mentoring and teaching these kids. We play a pivotal role in those kids lives and their future.”
Moore says it’s important that he and his staff help kids to grow in and out of the classroom.