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Jun 242016

This post was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

I can’t believe summer vacation is basically here! Are you prepared to keep your children engaged in learning throughout summer? How will you provide educational, yet entertaining, lessons for them throughout the rest of the year? The Boys & Girls Club of America My.Future Website helps parents do just that: expose their children to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects via an easy-to-use, interactive platform.

Preparing Our Kids For The Future

Preparing Our Kids For The Future

Preparing Our Kids For The Future

What’s really interesting is that STEM jobs are on track to grow nearly twice as fast as other fields by 2018. However, many of these jobs may not get filled due to a lack of people with the required skill set. To compete in a global economy, our children need to stay up-to-date on the latest tech developments and be able to master certain skills. However, it can be difficult for some students to pursue their interests in technology-related fields at home (or sometimes, even in a school setting). That’s where the Boys & Girls Club of America comes in! Programs like the Boys & Girls Club of America My.Future Website encourages children to pursue their interests in STEM fields.

The My.Future website is a fascinating, new platform that is supported by Comcast NBCUniversal. There are actually over 40 hands-on activities that promote safe & productive learning online! Specific features of the My.Future platform include: understanding the media sphere, developing digital interests, and earning certifications as they advance forward. By starting with the “Essentials,” My.Future ensures that all members have a well-established foundation of knowledge. As members complete additional tasks, they earn special badges, which can be shared online with friends! Eventually, My.Future will become an online community with worldwide members.

As a chemical engineer myself, I always jump at the opportunity to explain science & math concepts to my daughters! They’re still very young, but curiosity at a young age could easily develop into a passion at a later age. I look for any opportunity to make our everyday adventures a learning experience:

  • Watching a ball and feather fall from a certain height facilitates a basic discussion on the relationships between gravitational force, weight and air resistance.
  • Watering the plants in our garden lets us discuss the process of photosynthesis, along with the various elements plants need to survive.
  • Blowing bubbles leads us to discuss surface tension.
  • Baking a cake together makes it fun to talk about the differences between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
  • Paying the cashier at the store results in a conversation about numbers, addition and subtraction.

There’s no doubt that science and math are all around us. We can inspire our children to learn more about these subjects by simply making it a part of their everyday experiences. By encouraging our children to attend programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs, we can help them excel even further!

Did you know that the Boys & Girls Clubs have been the leaders in out-of-school programs for over 150 years? Furthermore, research has proven that students who attend out-of-school programs acquire more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge! That’s pretty impressive, right? This increased knowledge often results in the students’ desires to pursue one of the STEM fields as a career.

As parents, we have to provide everything for our children. From nutritious meals to fun activities to educational lessons, it’s important to feed their minds, bodies and souls every day. With the various programs at the Boys & Girls Club of America My.Future platform, children can develop passions in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a fun, interactive way

Now, learn more about how your kids can benefit from the Boys & Girls Club of America My.Future Website and tell me: How do you encourage your children to pursue their interests? Do you try to incorporate lessons into your everyday experiences? Has your child ever attended a Boys & Girls Club of America program?

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18 Responses to “Preparing Our Kids For The Future”

  1. What a great program! I totally agree that kids need constant exposure to learning and this sounds like a fun way to learn.

  2. I have always admired the Boys and Girls club for their role in developing young lives. It is amazing that they are developing programs to help children with future employment.

  3. STEM fields are so important these days. I love the idea of teaching kids about STEM based on the world around us.

  4. Two of my kids want jobs in a STEM field. My son wants to learn coding so he can design video games and my youngest daughter wants to be an engineer.

  5. I Always Loved The Boys And Girls Club My Kids Have Gone There Lots To Do & Fun Too!!

  6. I like your ideas! It’s definitely a good idea to introduce science and tech concepts to the kids with STEM being so important now.

  7. OH wow that’s a great way to prepare the kids for the future for sure. I don’t have any kids but enjoy seeing what others do to keep our future generation of adults prepared for the future!

  8. This is great that this option is out there for our kids, I will have to look further into this now that you mentioned it!

  9. Our teenage daughter love science, but is not crazy about the mix of technology. Her interest is more in biology. I wish she was more interested din STEM.

  10. This is a really great way to prepare kiddos for the future! My kids would really benefit from it thats for sure, and STEM is so huge right now I think this would be great.

  11. This definitely sounds like a great thing for kids to do! Boys and Girls Club of America does such great things!

  12. The Boys And Girls Club sounds like an amazing place for kids. I’m not sure if we have something like that here where we live, but if we do then I think it would be something for my son.

  13. How cool. I’m “familiar” with the Boys & Girls Club, but didn’t realize they has these type of resources!

  14. I love your ways of teaching and I bet kids love to learn this way. I’ve always thought the Boys and Girls Club did a wonderful job.

  15. The Boys & Girls Club of America My.Future sounds like something every parent should check out for sure. Our children today are truly our future. Thanks for sharing the information.

  16. That is really great. I’m going to check this out right now. My kids would love this.

  17. Good to know! My boys are a little too young at the moment, but I want to give them their best possible shot at a successful future and this will come in handy!

  18. Thank you for sharing with us. This looks like an amazing program. I always hear great things about boys and girls club.

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