My Kid’s Club Awarded Remote Learning Site $100,000 Grant

Supporting Families During COVID-19

SELMA – My Kid’s Club has been awarded a $100,000 grant to provide temporary remote learning support for working families in our community.

My Kid’s Club currently provides remote learning sites for middle and elementary school children who need a safe place to participate in remote learning while schools are closed to in-person instruction during the pandemic. This grant will allow My Kid’s Club to expand our impact in the communities we serve.

My Kid’s Club is one of 116 organizations with 287 sites that have been approved for the grant, which will serve 14,000 students across the state.

Governor Cooper signed HB 1105, Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0, into law on Sept. 4; in part, this allocates $19.85 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding for qualifying community-based organizations (CBOs) across North Carolina. As part of the legislation, the NC Alliance of YMCAs is administering a grant program that enables CBOs such as YMCAs, YWCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, county and municipal parks and recreation departments, and another qualifying organizations in North Carolina to apply for funding to recoup expenses related to remote learning support.

“We are honored to serve community organizations by administering these funds in accordance with federal guidelines,” said Sheree Thaxton Vodicka, CEO of the NC Alliance of YMCAs. “We’re grateful for our legislators and governor providing a path for community organizations statewide to meet the critical need of remote learning sites for students and to provide funding from the federal COVID-19 relief funding relief to support so many organizations in providing this support to families.”

“My Kid’s Club is one of many community organizations faced with opportunities to serve that we wouldn’t have anticipated before the pandemic,” said Alison Gammage. “We are uniquely positioned to expand our scope to help more families while so many children continue to learn remotely. We look forward to working with as many kids as we can to aid their learning process and take some of the burden off parents during these challenging times.”

My Kid’s Club is accepting applications for all programs. The remote learning support Selma program runs 7:30 am -3:30 pm. MKC after school programs run 3:30-6:30 pm at our Selma Elementary campus and South Smithfield Elementary School. Please email or call 919 351 1559, to apply.

About My Kids Club
MKC is a community-based organization in Johnston County to allow families to have access to safe, affordable, learning support, and enrichment activities for school-aged children 6-16 years. Our remote learning supports children to complete their academic work while engaging in developmentally appropriate enrichment activities that support socio-emotional well-being. We have clubs at Selma Elementary and South Smithfield Elementary.