Chalkbeat: The unusual new program that teaches kids while their parents do the wash

So far, the Wash and Learn program has been a big hit at the Fit and Fold laundromat, said Justin Johanon, who manages the laundromat. The Fit and Fold has always had exercise equipment available for adults to use while they wait for their clothes to get clean, but there wasn’t much for kids, Johanon said.

“Their parents would plop them down and they would hang around, doing nothing,” he said. “Now, kids are taking the free books and using the computers even on days when the the instructors aren’t there. It’s awesome.”

Allister Chang