You are reading

Ridgewood YMCA to Offer Free Childcare for 500 Students Via $500K Donation from AT&T and WarnerMedia

Ridgewood YMCA (Photo: YMCA)

Sept. 11, 2020 By Christian Murray

The Ridgewood YMCA will be offering parents free childcare on days their kids have to do remote learning.

The program, which will be open for 500 students in Queens, is being funded by a $500,000 donation by AT&T and WarnerMedia to the YMCA of Greater New York.

The Ridgewood YMCA is where the program is being offered in Queens.

The YMCA will support and supervise students on remote learning days from 8 AM-3 PM, as well as provide in-person project-based learning and physical games and activities.  All students participating in DOE’s hybrid learning model are eligible to be part of the program.

Parents are advised to contact their school principal if they would like to enroll. Priority will be given to children of essential workers and children experiencing homelessness.

The goal is to help parents who do not have the option of working from home and have difficulty affording childcare on the days their children have to learn remotely. The program aims to help parents return to work as the city begins to recover from the economic challenges caused by the pandemic.

“The pandemic has created a tremendous amount of uncertainty around the upcoming school year, presenting the greatest challenges for parents who do not have the option of working from home. Together, AT&T and WarnerMedia are honored to support the YMCA so they can provide urgently-needed school day remote learning supervision and support for hundreds of families across New York City,” said Patricia Jacobs, President, Northern Region, AT&T in a statement.

Dennis Williams, SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, at WarnerMedia echoed those sentiments.

“It’s our honor to support the YMCA and this worthy program, alongside AT&T,” Williams said.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Southeast Queens man indicted for stealing more than $1.1M in pandemic loan fraud scheme: Feds

A Springfield Gardens man was arrested by federal agents on Thursday morning for allegedly stealing more than $1.1 million in a COVID-19 loan fraud scheme.

Terry Dor, 36, of 145th Road, was arraigned hours later in Brooklyn federal court on an eight-count indictment charging him with wire fraud, theft of public funds and money laundering in connection with a scheme to steal funds from the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program that provided emergency funding to distressed businesses during the pandemic.

NYPD honors school crossing guard who was killed at dangerous Queens intersection in October

Fallen school crossing guard Krystyna Naprawa was posthumously promoted by the NYPD to the rank of community coordinator during a ceremony at One Police Plaza on Thursday attended by her family, friends and dozens of colleagues.

The 14-year veteran was killed while on duty on the morning of Oct. 20 after safely guiding children across a busy intersection on Woodhaven Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue in Woodhaven. Moments later, Naprawa was struck by a turning dump truck that proceeded to run her over. EMS pronounced her dead at the scene.

Miss G, the culinary matriarch, celebrates over 30 years of serving the best Jamaican cuisine in Queens

Feb. 22, 2024 By Tracey Khan

In the heart of Queens, there is a culinary gem that has woven itself into the very fabric of the community – G’s Restaurant & Bakery located at 135-36 Rockaway Blv’d., South Ozone. For more than three decades, G’s Restaurant has been serving up some of the most authentic and mouthwatering Jamaican cuisine and stands as a testament to the enduring power of a dream and the legacy of one woman’s culinary prowess.

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults across the borough on the rise, burglaries down slightly in northern Queens

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of felony assaults across Queens increased during the 28-day period from Jan. 22 through Feb. 18, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Tuesday. At the same time, the number of reported burglaries experienced a slight but noticeable drop in northern Queens.

Police officer injured during traffic stop in South Ozone Park after driver speeds off: NYPD

Police from the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park are actively searching for the driver of a sports car responsible for injuring an officer during a traffic stop on Sunday evening.

The driver of a black Corvette was traveling westbound on Rockaway Boulevard when officers pulled him for speeding just after 9 p.m. near the intersection of Centerville Street and 109th Avenue in South Ozone Park. As one of the officers approached the vehicle, the driver stepped on the accelerator running over the cop’s foot as the Corvette sped away from the scene, police said.