Living in the era of Internet communication, with billions of people focused on interacting over Wi-Fi signals, I am thrilled to be building a space intended for direct human interaction and education.
Boosting the entrance of The Learning Hub with a sign that reads: “We do not have WiFi. Talk to each other. Pretend it’s 1995” – a sign inspired by a photo gone viral from a café in Annapolis, Maryland — has given the space the exact feel it needs to enrich community interaction and development.
The online world of education has given us a platform of constant evolution and self-growth – one that I have taken advantage of over the years and has helped millions of others add new skill sets to their resumes and advancements in their academic careers.
But with families unable to afford computers, Internet access and with the need for face-to-face learning, The Learning Hub has taken a step back to the basics.
“Students need a space that can allow them the hands-on learning they need with a creative approach to address all learning styles. The standardized system of assuming all children learn and develop in the same form is nuts. Schools cannot cater to children individually, but additional programs can and these programs shouldn’t cost families thousands of dollars every year,” says Jaime Flores, my husband.
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