The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club's (HPNC) programming has been scaled back dramatically in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, but the nonprofit is fundraising to provide all-day childcare for 10 more students as the summer wanes.
Registration for kindergartners through eighth graders opened on Aug. 14; so far 30 students have enrolled, grouped into "learning pods" of up to 10 students each. There is currently room for 10 more students in the program.
Students follow virtual school schedules throughout the day with teachers' assistance as needed on in-school projects and homework. HPNC also provides recreational and enrichment activities such as gardening, nature exploration, cooking, nutrition, storytelling, photography, writing, art, debate and science in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive.