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Hoosier mom aims to help as COVID-19 cases rise

Teacher sets sights on helping parents
Posted at 12:20 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 12:20:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Cases of COVID-19 keep rising Saturday, forcing parts of the city to restrict gatherings again and some school districts have decided it’s best to return virtual learning as early as this week.

“I am an educator, a teacher, I know the struggles my children are five, eight, and 16. We're trying so hard,” Chrystal Hines said.

Hines is the president of the Inner Beauty Program. That means she finds the Indiana State Department of Health’s newly released total of nearly 8,500 cases of COVID-19 especially alarming, but that isn’t stopping her or her team from stepping in to help.

“We’ve been a part of the community’s village for 17 years and we don’t want to stop now, so if we have to keep reinventing what we do,” Hines said.

As many districts turn back to virtual learning, her non-profit organization is offering in-person and virtual tutoring in Speedway.

The organization offers help to Marion County families and focuses primarily ladies but they have a few spots for young men.

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