This post was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
STEM learning is so important for children in grade school. It not only teaches them about job fields that are in high demand (nearly doubled) in our growing economy. With the lack of STEM learning in schools, it's nice to find programming that kids can do to get the extra hands on learning that comes with most STEM studies. The Boys & Girls Club of America just launched such a program called My.Future.
My.Future is a program that sparks kids and teens interests in STEM by encouraging them to explore topics that already interest them. The Boys & Girls Club of America has been offering incredible after school learning, including advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for over 150 years!
The My.Future platform is a cool place to learn and try new things. You can select from three different categories:
- Exploring – What else can you learn from the Web? Extend your interests by diving into fantastic, free courses, lectures, and other opportunities.
- Building – Extend your knowledge of how to build and create in web-based or digital environments. Go deep into the code that runs the web and computer programs, learn how to build robots or video games.
- Communication – Develop your communication skills by exploring online journalism or digital arts! Engage in these activities to extend your digital footprint, sharpen your media skills, and build a portfolio that will reach many others!
I've sat in on an afternoon at one of the Atlanta Boys & Girls Clubs, and it was so awesome to see everything they were doing with the kids. From planting gardens to computer work and arts and crafts. There were smiles all over the building. This platform allows you to do things from home to extend the curiosity even further. The more lessons you do, the more badges your child can earn.
Learn more about the Boys & Girls Club My.Future programs here.