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Teen Learning Pods are Free and Have Space

As the Sonoma Valley school district and Boys & Girls Club search for more space to hold distance learning pod programs for young students, they have more than enough space and are searching for teens to fill seats in their teen pod program, officials said.

“It’s kind of disappointing the number of kids coming for distance learning,” at the teen center, said Becky Jo Peterson, executive director of Teen Services Sonoma, which has merged its services with the teen programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley.

Peterson and Cary Snowden, executive director of Boys & Girls Club, said they’ve been told the parents of some teens are uncomfortable sending their children to a place where there are small groups, even with social distancing. Others, they said, are staying home to help with younger siblings.

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