From LessonBee's press release:
The health education platform LessonBee will introduce its instructional program this summer to Yonkers’ affordable housing residents as part of the Westchester Innovation Network.
LessonBee’s culturally relevant health and emotional-skills programs will target children living in complexes operated by the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers. The company’s self-paced online content library with skill-building lessons for middle- to high-school grades has produced measurable gains in classrooms where it has been deployed.
“We want this to be a lifestyle experience where young people can spend as much time developing health knowledge and skills as they do on core academic subjects,” said Reva McPollom, the founder and CEO of LessonBee. “That’s why having partnerships that fit outside of K-12 is really important to us.”
LessonBee—based in Mount Vernon, N.Y.—joined the Westchester Innovation Network (WIN) in the spring and the early-stage ed-tech company was matched with the Yonkers housing authority, which is also working with several other WIN participants.
“Our staff is committed to providing the best environment for our tenants,” said Wilson Kimball, president and CEO of the authority. “Last year, we provided more than 800 virtual classes, programs and services for our tenants ranging from exercise to meditation. LessonBee’s health instruction classes will complement the array of services we will offer our youth this summer as we work to bridge the digital divide.”