The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 11th Learn and Play Center (L&PC) opened on May 24th in the Youth and Family Learning Center on the main campus of West Side Ecumenical Ministry (WSEM) at 5209 Detroit Avenue.
The Cavs L&PC will serve families and children (ages 0-5) to help them develop school readiness skills, encourage a love of learning and grow toward their physical, emotional, social and intellectual potential. All seven of WSEM’s federally funded Head Start sites across Greater Cleveland will have access to the L&PC at the Detroit Road location.
The Cavaliers are proud to give an assist by providing WSEM youth with an educational outlet furnished with computers donated by Quicken Loans, a 42” flat screen television and a new collection of games, educational DVDs and more than 600 books. Also, the Center will have new tables, chairs and bookshelves and the walls will be accented with Cavaliers team colors and custom Fathead wall graphics.
This is the first of the Cavaliers’ Learn and Play Center of the 11 started since 2003 to focus on early childhood education. The Center is a component of the Cavaliers’ Read to Achieve program, which is designed to help young people develop a lifelong love for reading and encourage adults to read regularly with children.