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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Make A Positive Impact in LA

This post was sponsored by Boys and Girls Club as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Learn how Boys and Girls Clubs of America is making a difference in the lives of kids in Los Angeles through a new mobile app called My.Future.

According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at a rate of 17% per year.  Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in helping to grow the economy and compete on the world stage.

STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.  Furthermore, STEM education helps to bridge the ethnic and gender gaps sometimes found in math and science fields.

Learn how Boys and Girls Clubs of America is making a difference in the lives of kids in Los Angeles through a new mobile app called My.Future.

Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of America partnered with Comcast NBC Universal to introduce a brand new social platform called My.Future for kids and teens.

In the past, children have enjoyed spending time at their local Boys & Girls Club for the fun, fellowship and care they received from the staff.   But today children want to connect and interact with their friends online.  This is why BGCA has developed My.Future – a mobile app for youth to connect with their friends online and learn new skills in fun and safe environment.

Learn how Boys and Girls Clubs of America is making a difference in the lives of kids in Los Angeles through a new mobile app called My.Future.

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending a My.Future celebration event at the BGCA Los Angeles Watts/Willowbrook Clubhouse.  During the event, children interacted with the app for the first time and learned new 21st century skills such as Digital Literacy, Computer Science, Media Making, Leadership, Lyricism and Visual Arts.  After each child finished a learning station, they received a badge.

Learn how Boys and Girls Clubs of America is making a difference in the lives of kids in Los Angeles through a new mobile app called My.Future.

Learn how Boys and Girls Clubs of America is making a difference in the lives of kids in Los Angeles through a new mobile app called My.Future.

While playing the app, the children also learned about cyberbullying and how to keep themselves safe online.  These topics are definitely necessary in today’s digital society.

Learn how Boys and Girls Clubs of America is making a difference in the lives of kids in Los Angeles through a new mobile app called My.Future.

At the end of the event, Comcast NBC Universal gave each child their own iPad mini and a pair of headphones.  This way the children could access My.Future from their home as well.

Learn how Boys and Girls Clubs of America is making a difference in the lives of kids in Los Angeles through a new mobile app called My.Future.

Later, one of the staff members told me that several of the kids did not have personal computers or iPads at home.  But now, thanks to Comcast NBC Universal, all of the kids could download the My.Future app and enjoy the 125 BGCA program activities within it.

Learn how Boys and Girls Clubs of America is making a difference in the lives of kids in Los Angeles through a new mobile app called My.Future.

Together, Boys & Girls Clubs of America & Comcast NBC Universal, are preparing kids and teens for #GreatFutures.  To learn more visit www.bgca.org.

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Elizabeth O

Sunday 3rd of December 2017

Oh!! It looks like you had an amazing place to visit for our loving kids. Lots of fun and exciting activities that will help our kids to boost their creativity.

Carol Cassara

Sunday 3rd of December 2017

This is so nice and perfect for the kids to learn more! I think it's awesome that they've introduced this platform!

Kelly Reci

Friday 1st of December 2017

I'm happy how technology affects the future of our society. You can now learn digitally. It feels like learning while playing. Digital programming is now something that children can enjoy.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo

Friday 1st of December 2017

Wow, so generous of Comcast NBC Universal to give iPad minis to the kids! These gadgets will be of great help to the kids and their studies.