INMED USA is adapting its program delivery model to keep at-risk children connected to their schools, food assistance and support networks.
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The mother of one of our after-school students caught her son hard at work on his personalized learning packet from Miss Yahaira. Our #OpportunityCenter may be closed, but the learning continues! So important for narrowing the opportunity gaps for at-risk children and families in #Loudoun.
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In affluent Loudoun County, Virginia, INMED USA established the Family & Youth Opportunity Center in 2014 at its headquarters location to serve the needs of socially and economically disadvantaged children and families. Indeed, INMED USA’s program participants are among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic: immigrants and low-income workers confronting job losses in service industries, many of whom are ineligible for unemployment or sick pay and living in non-traditional housing with no protection against eviction, as well as young children whose families face language barriers and a lack of access to the technology resources that have now become essential for online learning. It is at this time that they need us the most, not only to serve as a lifeline to basic needs, health and crisis services, but to keep their children, who are at great risk of “falling through the cracks,” connected to their schools and support networks.