Youth Centers Up Hours And The Wi-Fi To Take In Kids While Schools Are Closed

The biggest challenge so far for employees of the Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club is getting the Wi-Fi to reach every nook and cranny where students are spread out doing lessons on their school-issued devices.

“Our building is basically a cinder block, so getting Wi-Fi through some of those hardy 1950s walls has been an interesting adventure,” said Jeremy Kane, a development officer for the club in the Soulard neighborhood.

Boys and Girls Clubs helping parents fill gaps during time of virtual learning

ST. LOUIS ( — While school districts grapple with how and when to return to the classroom, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis are expanding their hours to fill some gaps for parents.

Clubs like Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club in Soulard have changed their hours and changed their programs to try to help parents during the pandemic.