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Hudson County Boys & Girls Clubs face a ‘new reality’ amid coronavirus pandemic

Nj.com logoBoys & Girls Clubs engage teenagers at home with weekly Kahoot! challenges.

During this time of year, Gary Greenberg would see about 200 kids flood into Jersey City’s Boys & Girls Club. But now, due to the coronavirus crisis, he said the building is nearly empty.

At the clubhouse, kids mainly do their schoolwork. But, in the afternoon, they join the club’s virtual activities through Zoom, which are also offered to children — from kindergarten to seventh grade — who are staying at home. Activities include a talk time with staff members, a physical education session, story time and a science lesson.

Teenagers get into the club’s action at 4 p.m. with Museum Monday, Technology Tuesday, Word Game Wednesday, Tik Tok Thursday and Kahoot! Friday.

These kinds of activities make up a typical day at the clubhouse. The organization halted its in-person activities on March 13.

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