City to open ‘learning hubs’ for K-8 students at local parks

Long Beach students who don’t have reliable internet service can study in one of the city’s four new “learning hubs” at local parks starting Nov. 16.

The hubs will feature distance learning and after-school activities for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade, with high-speed internet available for students to complete assignments.

The hubs will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from Nov. 16 to Dec. 18.

The hubs will be open at:

  • Ernest McBride Park & Cal Rec Community Center (1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.)
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.)
  • Orizaba Park (1435 Orizaba Ave.)
  • Veterans Park (101 E. 28th St.)

Participants will be required to wear face coverings and adhere to physical distance guidelines, and must bring their own electronic device and lunch.

Registration for the program is required and will be available online or in person beginning Thursday, Nov. 12. Online registration will be available on the PRM website starting at 3 p.m. In-person registration will be available at each of the locations from 2 to 5 p.m., Nov. 12 through Nov. 13.

The hubs have been made possible through CARES Act funding.

For information, visit longbeach.gov/parks or call 562-570-3150.

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