Structured Learning Program Offers Employees New Option During School Closure
Las Vegas (Aug. 27, 2020) –Wynn Las Vegas announced today it will offer a new program for its employees with school-aged children. The Company has created a unique partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada to offer Wynn employees professionally supervised virtual learning centers for their children, which will also include additional enrichment and learning programs, during the public school closures.
Recognizing that many parents and caretakers, particularly those with school children, are faced with difficult scheduling circumstances this school year, the Company will sponsor 400 seats every school day for students this fall at Boys and Girls Clubs locations across the Valley. The virtual learning centers at the clubs provide a safe and supervised space for schoolwork during the public school closures.
"This year has been filled with confusion, anxiety and loss. One of my primary goals in 2020 has been to find solutions that help ease those moments of confusion and anxiety for our team," said Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts.
"During our state-mandated 3-month closure this spring, people had real concerns about how they were going to survive financially, and so we paid all Wynn employees their full benefits, salary and estimated tips throughout the closure. As the school year begins, I know employees throughout the Valley are concerned about how they will manage both a daytime work schedule and virtual learning while their child's school is closed. Wynn employees with daytime work schedules now have an option for their children to thrive in supervised virtual learning centers when they work during the day at no cost to them."
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada offer 13 locations and will accommodate students of Wynn employees ages 6-12 for the virtual learning program. Skilled staff will be onsite to supervise small groups of students and offer academic support, as well as supplement curriculum with a variety of programs and activities, including arts and crafts, health and wellness, and sports.
"Wynn is offering an invaluable service to their employees during a time of uncertainty," said Andy Bischel, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. "We are proud to partner with the resort to ensure that students have a structured setting for learning and assist parents in meeting the demands of both work and school."
ABOUT WYNN LAS VEGAS:
Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world and was once again named the best resort in Nevada on Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 "Gold List," a title received for the twelfth time. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas consist of two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas. The resort features approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, 22 signature dining experiences, 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 560,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 160,000 square feet of retail space as well as two theaters, two nightclubs, a beach club and recreation and leisure facilities. Wynn Las Vegas recently unveiled the new Wynn Golf Club and 18-hole, 129-acre championship golf course, and in February 2020 debuted a 430,000-square-foot meeting and convention space expansion powered by 100 percent renewable energy. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit press.wynnlasvegas.com or follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that operates 13 Clubhouses Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM and serves more than 9,000 youth, ages 6-18, annually in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands, and Summerlin. From the moment they enter our doors, young people experience the positive impact of the Club Experience, where they can build supportive relationships, participate in fun and engaging activities, learn essential skills, and develop their inherent talents. Our Clubs give the kids in our care a sense of belonging and create a space of physical and emotional safety. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more information, visit www.bgcsnv.org, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/BGCSNV, follow us on Instagram @BGCSNV, follow us on Twitter @BGCSNV, or call 702-367-2582.