Equipping Students for Distance Learning
— Classroom Central Helps to Level the Educational Playing Field
By Loán C. Lake, Communications Director | March 23, 2020
Sharing social capital to assist others in need is one of the most powerful ways we can create opportunity in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. In the Leading on Opportunity Task Force Report, we underline the importance of using social capital to demonstrate to every child, youth, and family that their contribution is vital to the success of our community.
As our society adapts to rapidly changing norms for social distancing, there are a number of organizations making sure that students have the tools and resources they need to be successful as they adapt to the homeschooling method. Today we are shining a spotlight on Classroom Central. The organization is working with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and local non-profit partners to provide supplies to students at Emergency Meal Distribution locations throughout the county. The designated sites will enable children that rely on school meals to also continue receiving supplies while they learn remotely. They are also partnering with agencies, such as food and shelter providers, to extend their reach to even more student and have deployed over 2000 kits.