Neighborhood Youth Services Reopens To The Community

NYS can accommodate about 30 kids to keep up with social distancing.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Neighborhood Youth Services at the Washington Center in Duluth reopened to the community this week.

NYS is a free program geared towards providing after school care.

The program also provides enrichment activities and educational resources to kids ages six through eighteen.
in march, the program was forced to shut its doors as part of Governor Tim Walz’s executive order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Staff discovered there was still a need for the community to utilize their services.

The organization then sought permission to reopen by submitting a proposal to the City of Duluth and the St. Louis County Public Health Department to help get back to serve the kids who need it the most.

“It’s not easy for anyone, but shutting the doors and closing programs to really try to make sure public safety is a top priority,” said the Director of After School Programs Princess Kisob. “We are still trying to do those things to make public safety a top importance, but making sure we serve kids who are counting on us.”

NYS can accommodate about 30 kids to allow for only 10 individuals in a classroom.

So far about 15 students have been utilizing the program since reopening.

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