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Free online classes for adults to take up during social distancing

Posted at 9:06 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:27:50-04

If you’re looking for ways to pass the time during social distancing, why not take a few online classes? There are a number of courses and classes out there specifically for adults.

The best part is they're mostly free!

The YMCA is launching a new, online community program called YMCA 360. It allows people to stay active even when they can't visit the Y with classes like Boot Camp, Barre, Yoga and low impact programs for seniors.

Coursera has hundreds of free adult education courses from colleges and universities around the world in subjects like history, science, and art.

Want to try a new recipe? Milk Street Online Cooking School is offering its entire line of online cooking classes available for free through April 30.

Class Central offers a list of nearly 500 free Ivy League courses on its website.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has several courses on its website designed to help beginners and established business owners. The topics include an overview of the legal requirements for small businesses and a section for young entrepreneurs.

Would you like to brush up on your art skills? Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel at 1 p.m. weekdays. Artist Mo Willems is offering live "lunch doodle" classes.

If you "hunt and peck" while typing, Learn2Type.com is a great resource. It helps you improve your speed and accuracy while typing. But its also good for beginners, so if your kids want to start learning how to type they can also join in.

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