ynn Las Vegas will offer a new program for its employees with school-aged children.
The company said Thursday it has created a partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada to offer Wynn employees professionally supervised virtual learning centers for their children, which will also include additional enrichment and learning programs, during the public school closures.
Given that many parents and caretakers, particularly those with school children, are faced with difficult scheduling circumstances this school year, Wynn will sponsor 400 seats every school day for students this fall at Boys and Girls Clubs locations across the Valley. The virtual learning centers at the clubs aim to provide a safe and supervised space for schoolwork during the public school closures.
"During our state-mandated 3-month closure this spring, people had real concerns about how they were going to survive financially, and so we paid all Wynn employees their full benefits, salary and estimated tips throughout the closure,” Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts, said in a press release. “As the school year begins, I know employees throughout the Valley are concerned about how they will manage both a daytime work schedule and virtual learning while their child's school is closed. Wynn employees with daytime work schedules now have an option for their children to thrive in supervised virtual learning centers when they work during the day at no cost to them."
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada offer 13 locations and will accommodate students of Wynn employees ages 6-12 for the virtual learning program. Skilled staff will be onsite to supervise small groups of students and offer academic support, as well as supplement curriculum with a variety of programs and activities, including arts and crafts, health and wellness, and sports.
"Wynn is offering an invaluable service to their employees during a time of uncertainty," said Andy Bischel, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. "We are proud to partner with the resort to ensure that students have a structured setting for learning and assist parents in meeting the demands of both work and school."