NOC’s learning centers provide children an enabling environment for academic achievement through improved skills in math, reading, and language arts. Additionally, NOC’s centers provide children a platform for positive social and emotional integration and sense of community. While they are at the centers, children can leave behind the stress and anxiety resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. NOC’s after school learning program has become an important option for children in the absence of face-to-face learning.
NOC would like to open its six learning centers for additional hours of learning for high-risk children while local schools have adopted a hybrid learning program. With help from the Beaufort County School District, these children could receive support at NOC’s learning centers to facilitate their learning needs and requirements. But without such support, including help from other non-profit education service providers, many high-risk children will fall further behind academically.