Youth and Family Resources

School Districts Supporting Families (and Meals for K-12 students):

Resources for Youth, Familes, and Schools (via Please Pass the Love)

Boredom Busters (via Des Moines Public Library)

Virtual CoderDojo (free program for students in 1st through 5th grade to learn tech skills online)

United Way of Central Iowa – Bright By Text Partnership: United Way of Central Iowa has teamed up with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to put expert tips, educational games, and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers of children prenatal through age eight for FREE

Mental Health Resources from Healthiest State

Learning loss and the digital divide: Summer resources for all students – This guide includes learning activities for users with limited, moderate, and high-speed internet access, low-income broadband assistance programs, and a detailed infographic on resources for families