This post was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
My oldest guy recently completed his Kindergarten year and is patiently counting down the days until first grade starts. While he learned many essential skills like reading and writing, he also learned about his love for math and science. We were fortunate that his Kindergarten teacher used every opportunity to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) knowledge into his daily learning, but how do we continue those programs over the summer and next year? Thanks to the Boys & Girls Club of America My.Future Program, children and teens can now explore STEM learning outside of school!
My son has always been interested in animals and nature, but his passion for science goes far beyond that. Over the past year, I watched as my son participated in experiments, and conducted his own experiments at home! He developed hypotheses and created control groups without even realizing it! But this was just a scratch of the surface, he also discovered his love for math, taking any opportunity to add and subtract numbers. The My.Future Program through the Boys & Girls Clubs allows kids, like my son, to gain more exposure to the topics hes most interested about. For those kids who haven’t had prior exposure, the program introduces the STEM concepts and encourages exploration!
Check out the My.Future Program today!
Boys & Girls Club of America My.Future Website: https://www.myfuture.net
Boys & Girls Club of America My.Future Program Overview: http://greatfutures.org/Pages/Programs-MyFuture.aspx
Research has shown that out-of-school programs advance STEM knowledge, and increase interest in these careers. STEM jobs in the U.S. are expected to grow nearly twice as fast as other fields by 2018 and kids and teens need these skills to compete in a global economy. The Boys & Girls Club My.Future Program is not only encouraging learning, but helping to develop future careers!
What essentials will your child be most excited to learn in the My.Future program?