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Fund started to support local non-profits providing supervised learning for kids

Non-profits provide supervised learning for students in "Virtual School" programs.
Credit: Huntsville City Schools

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County Schools have gone virtual. Now, there's a fund for local non-profits working to provide supervised learning opportunities for kids.

According to the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, the Remote Learning Supervision Fund is a collaborative effort of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, The Schools Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville. The initial $50,000 seed money was provided by ToyotaAlabama, Raytheon Technologies, and The Junior League of Huntsville.

The fund is for nonprofits providing supervised learning for students in Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County school districts that are operating remotely, running staggered schedules, or temporarily closed because of COVID-19 cases. All three districts are operating virtually for the first nine weeks, but that could change. What won't change, according to organizers, is students' needs.

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“While all three public school systems are operating virtually for the first nine weeks, schedules could adjust as the school year proceeds, and students will continue to need support,” said Lucia Cape, the Chamber’s Senior Vice President of Economic Development, Industry Relations and Workforce. “We are thankful for all of the organizations who have stepped up to provide expanded services to support children, and this fund is intended to help provide scholarships and subsidies for parents who cannot afford existing options."

Anyone wanting to contribute to the fund can click here.

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