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YMCA to open eLearning Labs for students

(photo courtesy of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is preparing to roll out its new eLearning Labs.

The organization says the labs, which will open on Monday, aim to provide an appropriate environment for students without internet access to complete school work remotely.

 The resource is available to students in grades six through 12 at its Avondale Meadows YMCA, Baxter YMCA and OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA locations.

“To help support the efforts of teachers to virtually connect students to the classroom, the Y is ready to provide the space and internet services to those who need it most,” said Derrick Stewart, president of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. “We believe these labs can make a positive impact in filling the gap for middle and high school students in need of support during these trying times.”

The YMCA says the free eLearning Labs come with adult supervision and are scheduled to run through December 17. Up to two hours of eLearning Lab time blocks can be reserved by registering.

The organization says precautions are in place to support the health and safety of the students, including health screening questions, social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols. Fifteen minutes between the time blocks will be reserved for cleaning and sanitizing the area.