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Carpinteria nonprofit helping girls with digital learning

Girls Inc.
Scott Sheahen / KEYT

CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Schools are back in session, remotely.

Nonprofit Carpinteria program, Girls Inc., is helping students catch up on what they might not understand due to distance learning.

The COVID-19 pandemic has Santa Barbara County starting the school year learning online digitally.

So far, the County has only approved of eight schools to open in-person classes. While the Knox School in Santa Barbara started Monday, The Howard School is still working on its opening strategy.

The school closures to distance learning are making it hard for students to learn. That's why Girls Inc. expanded from an after school program to an all-day program. Executive director, Jamie Collins, said about 80% of their girls' families don't have the resources at home to learn from home.

Girls Inc. offers distance learning abilities for up to 70 girls. The nonprofit has indoor and outdoor classrooms with spacing and health checks before anyone is allowed to enter.

Along with the extra spacing and online access, Girls Inc. has staff to help answer questions the students might. They are also serving lunch to the students.

To learn more about how to enroll your student in Girls Inc. or to donate to help them fund the extra programming, visit their website.

Community / Coronavirus / Health / Lifestyle / Santa Barbara - South County
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