ZANESVILLE, Ohio-The Muskingum County Family YMCA has recently opened up a computer branch to assist local school children in their at home learning called the Mainframe Center for Achievement.
Children who do not have reliable computer or internet access can receive help from the YMCA. Executive director Jeremy Byers has more information.
“The computers are part of the CARE Act grant we got from the city of Zanesville. We appreciate them including us on their grant. It’s for kids who need a place to do homework, may not have wifi access, and just with the remote learning that’s going on right now, we wanted a place where kids could come and feel safe, have access and be able to get their school work done.”
The computers are free to use and each child needs a parent to fill out paperwork. Computers are checked out in two hour blocks.
“It was important to us because we still wanna be active in our community. We still wanna have resources for our community. It also gives us a chance to get kids into the facility and show them the other things we have going on as well, such as basketball programs and swim lessons and things like that. Again, we thank our partners, the city of Zanesville, for including us in on this. It’s a great opportunity and it was something we definitely thought that we could make an impact in the community with.”
The total number of computers at the YMCA is twenty.