“This post was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.”
Summer is in full swing, and for many parents, that means finding some summer fun for their kids that is more than just sitting in front of the TV. Sure, lazy days of watching movies or playing video games are great on occasion, but you still want your kids to be active and have their mind stimulated. I’ve reminded my boys they will be spending time in the books and playing outdoors during summer break. That’s where our sponsor Boys & Girls Club of America comes into play. If you don’t know much about them, here are some of our to reasons to check them out this summer.
Reasons Boys & Girls Club Of America Is Perfect For Summer Fun
Teaches teamwork. One of the best things about having your kids participate in functions at the Boys & Girls Club of America is how it teaches them to work with others. Teamwork is a big part of many of the activities available for your kids at the Boys & Girls Club of America. Whether they are playing on one of the many sports team programs available through your location, or they are attending a special day camp program and participating in daily activities, you kids will begin learning how important it is to work as a team.
Learning compassion, patience, respect, and of course how to follow directions are all part of working as a team, and the Boys & Girls Club of America has a huge focus on all of these aspects. Their programs are designed to help children feel like they are a part of something bigger, but also to teach children and youth to see others needs and be motivated to help each other.
Keeps kids moving. Sports programs are what most readily recognize the Boys & Girls Club of America for in their community. They often are a great location for everything from basketball to football, and almost any sport in between. The types of programs available vary widely nationwide – mostly dependant upon local influence and donations. However, you can be guaranteed that whether your child wants to join a team, or you just want them to have a safe place to hang out in the summer, physical activity is a big focus for the Boys & Girls Club.
Healthy minds come from also having a healthy body, and that includes fewer hours in front of electronics and more time in physical play. The Boys & Girls Club of America knows this and makes sure that one on one or group play time is a major focus in their programs.
Includes STEM activities. Did you know that the Boys & Girls Club of America has a great focus on STEM? Not only do they naturally include various science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – they even have focused programs designed to teach STEM to children and youth. My.Future delivers programming that sparks kids and teens interests in STEM by encouraging them to explore topics that already interest them.
As the Boys & Girls Club of America has a history of being focused on providing mentoring, safety, and encouragement to children of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds – they are also a huge part of ensuring the children that enter their doors are ready for the future. This includes the many sports programs you think of right away, but also special programs in specific STEM fields to help build knowledge and skill for the future. STEM programs through the Boys & Girls Club of America are designed to build a strong base of knowledge that will help youth in the coming professional fields. In fact, as they work toward readying children and youth for the future, these programs have become an excellent addition to college applications, and even resumes.
One on one mentoring, along with group projects and classes can be found at many locations. They included but aren’t limited to the following significant aspects of STEM:
- Game Design
- Online Journalism
Each location will have different programs available according to their local budget, donations, and available mentors. However, more and more growth in the STEM fields has become a focus for their time and energy. This means no matter what location you take your child to join; you are going to see at least some of these things available.
As Boys & Girls Club of America adapts to the changing world around us, they are moving into more mentoring and outreach in their communities that will build a healthy life for the kids attending. From helping them learn to be a part of the team, to keeping them active to grow healthy bodies, you know they are a name you can trust. Now that STEM activities are a regular part of their fun summer programs, you can feel even better about enrolling your child for great day camps, programs, classes, and mentoring programs that will help them both today and in their futures.
Find more information about the Boys & Girls Club of America’s My.Future programs by going to their website.