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Gus Bus offers hybrid program this summer

The bus will head to six Harrisonburg neighborhoods and will offer a virtual option.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:09 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The Gus Bus has been bringing educational activities to families in their neighborhoods since 2003, but the pandemic changed how it operated.

Jolynne Bartley, Assistant Director of Children and Youth Services and program director with the Gus Bus, said they moved programs online last year but will operate in a hybrid model this summer.

The bus will head to six Harrisonburg neighborhoods and will offer a virtual option.

Bartley said they can’t wait to get on the road again and are looking forward to seeing everyone in person, especially the newer team members.

“The team is so so excited about being in person again and getting to be out in the community again, getting to interact with those students that we’ve maybe even seen virtually for the past year face to face. For some of our staff that’s the only way that we’ve been able to interact with the students,” Bartley said.

Bartley said that even though the bus will be traveling to the neighborhoods, the activities will happen outside of the bus to allow for distancing.

The program begins June 14th and will run every Monday through Thursday until the end of July.

You can find more information on the Gus Bus program here.

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