This post was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
I, like most moms, worry about the amount of time my kids spend on their their smart phones, laptops and tablets. I try to encourage them to get out once a day and break a sweat, but I’m also very aware of how important them being technically savvy is and will continue to be in the future. Just like them, I grew up in a house where a computer was introduced to me at a very young age. My dad always had the latest in electronics and pushed me to learn the ins and outs of a computer (and later on coding, which has helped with both of my websites). My oldest, who can now easily put together a computer, has been navigating a desktop since he was three and now actively holds a job in the technological field. So when I say I get the importance of it I really do mean it and I’m actively witnessing it.
By 2018, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are expected to grow twice as fast as any other types of jobs in the U.S. and the skills that my kids are acquiring while using electronics will be needed to compete in the global economy. The Boys & Girls Club of America, a leader in out-of-school learning for more than 150 years has created a new platform called My.Future that helps foster these very skills. Kids and teens who use My.Future can explore the topics that already interest them all while discovering new ones with STEM skills. They can learn how to build a build a blog, make a mobile movie and even learn the internal components of a PC to understand their functions. As they complete a My.Future project, they can even earn badges to show their progress.
My.Future delivers programs that spark the interests of kids and teens by encouraging them to explore topics that already interest them. There’s no better way to get kids involved! After six kids and trying varies ways to help broaden their interest in science and technology I’ve learned that it’s best to follow their lead and work from there and thats exactly what My.Furture is does. For more info visit myfuture.net.