In response to virtual learning, the faith community of Columbus and many local partners are coming together to launch Learning Extension Centers (LECs). LECs across our city will provide a safe environment for students to have access to the internet and learning devices to assist them in remote learning, while also providing for social distancing and appropriate safety standards.
Learning Extension Centers
Remote learning heightens the divide and outcomes of poverty and inequality, causing a gap in educational access and engagement across socioeconomic lines. With lack of access to internet, technology, income, parents at home, and infrastructure, more students than ever are not on track for their grade level and will continue in the cycle of poverty.
WHAT'S BEING DONE
LECs are being designed to host these students and help them continue their education in a safe environment that keeps them on track. We need the entire city to rally together to make this happen.