Boys and Girls Club of America Inspires Children with My.Future

By Shannon Gurnee
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November 21, 2017

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.

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Have you heard of the Boys and Girls Club of America? It’s an awesome organization with the mission to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. I have no doubt whatsoever that the Boys and Girls Club of America is doing just that, especially after seeing them in action this month. I was invited to the My.Future Event at the Boys and Girls Club Metro Los Angeles and loved seeing the kids expressing their creativity through the use of technology.

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When I arrived to the gym filled with boys and girls, I could feel the excitement of the speaker they were waiting for, as well as the activities they were going to be participating in. California Assemblyman Mike Gipson visited the Watts/Willowbrook Clubhouse and introduced My.Future to the kids.

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Something that I could tell is that the kids and teens love going to their local Boys & Girls Club. This is true of kids at Boys & Girls Clubs all over the country. They enjoy it not only for the fun they have, but also for the care and attention they get. They also love connecting and playing online and now BGCA is reaching out to them through a groundbreaking new social platform, My.Future.

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What is My.Future? My.Future is a new digital platform that is both safe and fun and allows its members to showcase their work and earn recognition in the form of stars, badges and master badges. It’s a space where kids can interact with each other (free from cyberbullying) and share their accomplishments locally and nationally. It’s really an awesome platform!

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I learned that no other youth development organization in the country has a digital presence as powerful as My.Future. I love that it’s a safe, fun and mobile-friendly social platform. Plus, it provides access to 125 BGCA program activities – in areas such as STEM, Leadership and Visual Arts – and enables kids and teens to connect and share with their friends all while earning recognition and rewards!

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At the end of the event, each child was gifted with an iPad and a pair of headphones. They were elated to be receiving these gifts of technology that would help them continue their journey through My.Future. This was overall a really awesome event to attend and it was great to learn more about BGCA and My.Future.

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I think it’s so awesome that BGCA is helping kids and teens throughout the country and after seeing them in action, I think even more highly of them as they use the My.Future platform to help the youth of today to find success. My.Future is important for youth because it gives them the opportunity to engage in productive out-of-school-time activities that will help lead them down the path to success as adult members of society. The activities in My.Future teach skills and knowledge that will help prepare them to take their place in the workforce of the future. I think it’s fabulous and I give kudos to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Comcast NBCUniversal for preparing kids and teens for #GreatFutures.

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Have you heard about My.Future with Boys & Girls Club of America before reading this post?
What do you think of the program?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

64 Responses to “Boys and Girls Club of America Inspires Children with My.Future”

  1. Melissa Storms says:

    Boys & Girls clubs are so important. When I was a kid in the 70’s my mom was a single mom and it was a great place for my brother and myself to go after school and during the summer months.

  2. robin rue says:

    I Have so much love for the Boys and Girls club! They are such a wonderful organization!

  3. Liz Mays says:

    It’s really great that BGCA is offering such beneficial programs for students. These out-of-school activities are so helpful!

  4. I love the work that BGA does for the kids who need it so much! They are changing lives!

  5. BGCA is such a good program. I’m glad they’re keeping up with the times and implementing My Future!

  6. The Boys and Girls Club of America is one of the few organizations we donate to every year. I love how they are preparing kids for their future!

  7. Cassie says:

    I love that there is groups like this one out there that help children to grow up with support and belief in themselves! The boys and girls club of america is doing so many great things!

  8. Vera Sweeney says:

    Boys and girls club of America is a wonderful organization. It’s great seeing them getting into technology and making a difference!

  9. Kristina says:

    I’ve heard so many great things about the BGC of America and this is amazing to have this platform! It will help encourage kids to grow and still work towards their goals with motivation and support too!

  10. Christie says:

    Boys and Girls Clubs of America are a great group. They do so much for kids. It’s great seeing them inspiring others!

  11. How lovely that at the end of the event they were gifted with an ipad and I love that they are helping the youth of today find success. What a powerful organisation x

  12. Karen Morse says:

    What a great program for kids to learn and to share their achievements as well. I think it’s awesome that people are doing this to allow kids to achieve more in their lives and to keep learning as well.

  13. Pam says:

    I have always been a supporter of BGCA! I hadn’t heard about My.Future but it sounds like a great initiative.

  14. Mommy Moment says:

    I have not heard about this program before. But Boys and Girls clubs are so important in communities. It gives all children a chance for a wholesome role model.

  15. This is a great platform for kids to share their achievements. BGCA sounds similar to our Program here and it’s fantastic out of school activity, especially for the children who need it most.

  16. This is wonderful! It is amazing that they all got an iPad and headphones! BGCA is such a great way to encourage and motivate youth!

  17. Amy Desrosiers says:

    We used to visit the Boys & Girls Club of America when we were kids! I think its a great organization.

  18. Estelle says:

    What a fabulous organization with a great purpose. I like how it occupies kids and keeps them off the streets, while teaching them important life lessons.

  19. Brianne says:

    The Boy and Girls Club of America is such an amazing organization. This event looked like an amazing one to witness!

  20. We have a Boys and Girls Club near the school that I used to work at. The kids that went there loved going there, and would always tell the best stories.

  21. Lisa Favre says:

    I love a good star and badge system! My.future seems rewarding and encouraging – the right things to inspire kids of all ages!

  22. Ada says:

    Sounds like such an important initiative. I’ve always heard great things about the Boys and Girls Club of America even though I’m not super familiar with it myself.

  23. Michelle Waller says:

    I just love supporting our local Boys and Girls Club of America. Not only is it an amazing club, but the encouragement they give just makes my heart smile.

  24. Erin says:

    The Boys and Girls Club of America is such a wonderful program! It’s so good to see kids get the encouragement they need! I love that they have the My Future program to help them succeed!

  25. Heather says:

    The Boys and Girls Club does tremendous things in our community. Love that the organization is working towards providing great futures for our kids.

  26. I used to love going to my local club. Spent many days after school there!

  27. I absolutely love knowing that there are clubs like this out there. It saves so many kids from the street even if it’s not open 24/7.

  28. Sara Welch says:

    Yes yes yes! Places like this deserve all the support they can get. They’re the unsung heroes!

  29. This is such an awesome program! Such a great way to help and inspire these children!

  30. Kiwi says:

    I most certainly have heard of the Boys and Girls Club. I used to go to their summer camps as a child had a lot of fun!

  31. Journa Ramirez says:

    Wow! Some of my friends who are living in USA said that Boys and Girls Club is awesome.

  32. This definitely has everything you need for the kids to learn and be motivated! I think it’s such a cool program!

  33. I love it when organizations help children and support them with helping to prepare kids for the future. Such a wonderful organization!

  34. This is an amazing organization and cause. The world needs more things like this.

  35. What a lovely thing to do for the kids! It’s going to open their world to a lot of things especially when it comes to learning!

  36. Tomi C says:

    What an awesome program! My husband worked at one of the local Boys and Girls Club of America when he was in college and it has always held a special place in our hearts.

  37. Jeanine says:

    Such a great organization and a great cause. I think its such a great way to inspire and encourage children too!

  38. Brittany says:

    What an amazing organization, making a difference in so many lives! Inspiring our children to greatness is so needed to today’s society!

  39. This is a wonderful organization. Not only does it help to keep the young people off the streets but it gives them self esteem.

  40. Halley says:

    I’m currently finishing up my master’s and after it’s over I’ll have a lot more free time, I was thinking about becoming a big sister. I love this idea so much, such a great way to give back.

  41. Kathy says:

    I love these clubs. They’re great for kids. This is something I’d love my girls to be in. My oldest is in Girl Scouts though. Great for kids for sure!

  42. Our Family World says:

    I just love organizations like this that motivate the kids to reach their full potential. It is nice that they make kids feel good about themselves!

  43. I had never heard of this program before and I was excited to learn about it. It’s so wonderful to see these organizations coming up with great programs to help our youth.

  44. The Boys and Girls club is an important organization that focuses on helping kids. I love that they keep kids off the streets until their parents get home. Keeping the kids off the street makes a huge difference in their lives and out of trouble.

  45. I absolutely love the Boys & Girls Clubs! They are such an important organization in kids lives and make a huge impact on the communities around them!

  46. Rachel says:

    Thank you for highlighting this great organization. The Boys and Girls Club in my area has an amazing summer program that provides activities when school is out for kids that would normally be home alone.

  47. amy says:

    The Boys and Girls club is so important when it comes to helping kids. These kids will go far in the world, because of Boys and Girls Club.

  48. My daughter worked with the Boys and Girls Club in Indiana. She loved working with the kids and making special events for them.

  49. The Boys and Girls club has always been a wonderful organization! They do so much to help out the kids in so many communities. I think it is so wonderful and we should do what we can to help as well.

  50. This is really awesome and I’m really happy for the kids who are now a part of this program. It’s a wonderful opportunity for them. It’s good that we’re creating this digital space for them to grow.

  51. Dhemz says:

    What a great cause and an amazing organization. This would be a great program for my daughter. Thanks for sharing!

  52. What an awesome event! The Boys and Girls Clubs do so much for kids.

  53. I love this! we need more programs like this to help the kids of our nation.

  54. TColeman says:

    What the Boys and Girls Club does is so awesome! I love our local organization.

  55. I’ve never heard of this organization before but it sounds amazing. Totally need a lot of programs like this one.

  56. I love organizations like this. A lot of children are inspired by this and that surely would help them a lot in their future.

  57. Cyn Gagen says:

    I’ve worked with Boys and Girls Clubs here and I know just how incredibly important they are for kids. They do so much amazing work!

  58. Tim B says:

    I served on the fundraising committee for our local Boys & Girls Club for a number of years. It really is a great organization!

  59. Heather says:

    I love this! It’s so important for children to learn how to use the internet responsibly. What a great initiative!

  60. reesa says:

    The boys and girls clubs do so much work for children. It’s truly a blessing to those who need them!

  61. What a great program. It is so important to encourage kids to follow their passions, whether it’s in art or in STEM. The Boys and Girls Club has always been such a worthwhile organization for so many years.

  62. I’ve never heard of this before and it’s gris such an amazing organisation that’s stepping up to help and continue to inspires kids.Many needy children could benefit from this program.

  63. Brittany says:

    I love the mission of Boys and Girls Club but I also love how they are using technology to forward that mission. It’s wonderful that young people have them as a resource for a creative outlet.

  64. Lynndee says:

    This is the first time that I’ve heard of this program, but if it’s something about helping the youth then hats off to them. Love programs like that.

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