I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Here in Georgia it is safe to say that most kids have already started a brand new school year. My kids started back August the 7th! So we are already in the groove of our yearly school routines. This year I admit I wasn’t really ready for them to go back! I felt that summer went by way to quickly, plus it rained so much this summer we didn’t get to enjoy the outdoors as much as we liked. Then on top of all that I was not ready to face that my son was going to be going to high school, a new bigger high school at that! His school has over 4,500 students! Since we moved last spring everything was going to be a big change for everyone especially him. As a parent I had to prepare for everything and to make sure I didn’t actually “stress” my kids out any more than they already were.
I am happy to say so far so good! I really love the school environment and strong community that we are now in. This move has been the best thing we could have done for our family. My kids really love their new schools and had no issue with making new friends. However we had to do some major tweaking in our routines and schedules this year. With Dre having to be at school at 7:10, Jada at 8:20 and then we have Jasmine starting at 9:20, that means she don’t get home from school till 5!! So I am really stretching myself this year especially since I have went back to work!! Thankfully I have help to make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be before and after school and also making sure homework is done! However many parents don’t have that extra support person so that is why I am always a big supporter of the boys and girls club of America. Did you know that each year, 1 million students fail to graduate high school? This scary but real statistic proves it is increasingly important to support today’s youth.
With school back in there is many families that depend on the boys and girls club to make sure their children are being took care of after school. The boys and girls club is not just about fun activities and sports, like many people may think. They also provide other educational services that help kids with homework that allows kids to stay on track for academic success and a great future.
So I am happy to share another great way that you can get involved and help out! Disney has launched an online supply drive. By simply playing a pop-quiz style game, you can help donate school supplies to local BGCA Clubs. For every five correct answers, a donation of supplies will be made! Let’s be honest we can all take a couple of minutes out of our busy day to do this!
So head on over to www.greatfutures.org/backtoschool now and answer 5 correct answers! While you’re there also make sure to check out the great educational content for parents filled with great tips for starting off a new school year!And if you would like to find out other ways to support your local club please click here