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Hudson Youth Center has revised its safety regs

Nov 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Aliya Schneider is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Hudson Youth Center has revised its safety regulations and extended its bicycle co-op program, city Youth Department Director Nick Zachos said at a meeting of the Common Council Youth Committee meeting this week. He reported the center closed last week to reassess safety regulations as the COVID-19 infection rate is locally on the rise. “We had a very productive week last week and we basically did a pretty significant restructuring of how the Hudson Youth Center operates on a daily basis,” Zachos said. Program attendees are now assigned to groups, or pods, of 15 or fewer people for activities, and the building has been separated into four zones. The reorganization will make contact tracing more efficient if needed, Zachos said. He said the amended regulations are more highly developed and he believes they create a safer environment for the young people using the space. Ongoing activities at the center included a circus program, a sound lab, a TikTok and filmmaking program, hip-hop dance, homework help and a bike co-op, which started over the summer with support from the Hudson Police Department. The Youth Program caters to ages 5 to 12 after school from 3 to 6 p.m. and ages 13 to18 from 6 to 9 p.m. The bike program, for ages 12 to 18, provides activities for the older youth before evening hours. The center has also had success with its academic support program, which started in September, Zachos said. It is meant to meet the needs of teens participating in virtual learning who do not have a support person at home to make sure they are doing their work and participating in classes, he said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.
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