Closing the Distance in Learning During the Pandemic

Written by Limus Woods. Interview with Kenyatta Oliver, Founder of Infinite Hope Behavioral Health & Community Outreach Center of Kingstree, South Carolina.

Image from Facebook.

The Complications with Non-Traditional Learning

Kingstree, SC is my hometown where I graduated high school in 2000, and Ms. Oliver got her diploma from Kingstree Senior High a few years later as well. “I was born and raised right here in Kingstree,” she said, “and after high school I graduated from Benedict College and South University. I obtained my Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Benedict, and my Masters of Arts and Professional Counseling from South University.”

Ms. Oliver snaps a quick selfie. Image from Facebook.
An online flyer for a school supply drive on August 16th 2020. Image from Facebook.
A shot from right outside the center which is located in Kingstree, SC at 121 N. Longstreet in Suite B. Image from Facebook.

Ms. Oliver’s Own Parental Teaching Experience During the Pandemic

I remembered how it was such a huge issue across the nation trying to figure out whether kids should go back to school or stay home when the Coronavirus was spreading during the Spring of 2020. “I felt that, no, they shouldn’t go back to school depending on their situation, but that the children and the parents still needed some type of support,” Ms. Oliver said. “You know, just not doing anything to monitor what they (the kids) are doing online, at least to some extent, isn’t good.”

Another cute selfie Ms. Oliver took. Image from Facebook.

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