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Columbus announces centers offering internet, meals, academic help for K-12 students

The centers will allow students access to internet, academic help, meals and other services.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The City of Columbus announced plans Thursday for learning extension centers for K-12 students.

The centers will allow access to the internet, academic help, meals and other services that would normally be available when students are in school.

According to a release from the city, the centers and the services will be managed by a team including a project manager, regional coordinators and site coordinators stationed at each center.

You can find an interactive map of the learning centers here.

Columbus accepted a CARES Act grant from the U.S. Department of HUD to enter from the U.S. Department of HUD to enter into a contract with "I Know I Can" to provide funding to the learning extension centers, according to the release.

"Students need more than classroom instruction to succeed," Mayor Ginther said. "Learning extension centers can provide critical support services, such as mentoring, college counseling and advising, tutoring, healthcare, access to nutritious food, and services that support their physical and social-emotional health and development.”