This post was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
First things first…Promise me you will read this post to the end. Promise?
Let me tell you why I jumped at the opportunity to talk to you about the Boys & Girls Club of America My.Future platform. See, I know it can be quite challenging to raise kids these days, especially for single parents, working parents….well ALL parents.
Like many other moms, I remember wanting to clone myself so that I could attend every school function and support my child in the most efficient way possible. Unfortunately, when the bell rang at the close of my son’s school day, I was still working.
As a result, I struggled to find quality after school and summer programs which not only benefited my child’s knowledge and development, but also provided a safe and caring environment. The Boys & Girls Club was the answer to my prayers.
A little history…
If you’re not familiar with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, for over 150 years they have provided exceptional programs for children who would normally be left unattended or even worse… educated by the streets. In my case, the Boys & Girls Club was instrumental in assisting with my son’s homework, teaching him leadership skills, and providing new and exciting learning opportunities we would have never been able to afford otherwise.
Let’s face it, our children mean the world to us. As parents, we strive everyday to provide them with the best because well…we want to see them succeed. In spite of these efforts, there is always more for our children to learn. How awesome is it to know that there are places like the Boys & Girls Clubs to step in and assist where there is a need?
Tell me something. Have you tried solving your kid’s math problems lately? Quite a task right? In our rapidly evolving world, the field of education has had to make leaps and bounds to keep up with this growth. If our children are to flourish in this new and technologically advanced arena, it is essential that they be educated and developed in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math…otherwise known as (STEM).
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What’s the benefit?
You may be surprised to know that most children already have an interest in learning about topics under the (STEM) umbrella. Some examples might be gaming, robotics, and even coding websites. The My.Future platform simply enhances that interest by providing fun and interactive stimulation along with positive reinforcement.
Studies have demonstrated that children who participate in these types of programs tend to not only have greater knowledge in these subject areas, but also more interest in pursuing future employment within these fields!
If you still need a little more incentive to see how important this program is, check this out. It is a fact that by 2018, STEM careers within the U.S. are anticipated to increase at a rate that is almost double the rate of any other field. Amazing right?
With such promising statistics, exposing our children to such a level of technical and scientific experience just makes sense. Our kids NEED to learn these skills so that they can compete in this internationally advanced workforce. Wouldn’t it be great if your child earned an edge now that will last into their young adult years?
I hope you see the value in this awesome program. Still have questions? If you and your family want to learn more about the My.Future platform, visit their website at https://www.myfuture.net.
Until next time,
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