The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem’s Teen Program will be with our students and families every step of the way. We share your concerns and precautions regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have compiled some resources that might support all of us during this challenging time.
We’re in this together! If you have additional information, resources or ideas that we should feature, please let us know ASAP. We will attempt to update this running list of resources at least twice/week.
CDC.gov: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provides a wide range of resources, tips and announcements regarding this pandemic
New York City updates: To get regular updates on the latest developments regarding coronavirus in New York City, text COVID to 692-692. For updates in Spanish, text COVIDESP to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments.
Plentiful – A website and app that lists many of the pantries in NYC and lets people make appointments for food pick-ups with those pantries that participate.
Food Hub NYC – Food resources for children
Access NYC – Get Emergency Food Now
Netflix: Watch some interesting documentaries.
1619 Project: inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation's foundational date.
New York Times: Learn with our Lessons of the Day, which cover everything from front-page news to the Renegade dance, and are written in a way that allows students to work with them on their own. You can also watch and comment on our Film Club documentaries, most of which are under 10 minutes.
College Board: Invest time exploring your post-high school plans.
Seneca Learning: Provides free resources for Middle and High School students to increase their ability in all subjects along with ACT and SAT tutoring. Visit them here
Public Theater: The Public Theater has put last year’s rendition of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, performed during Shakespeare in the Park. View the play here
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