Sunday, August 26, 2012

Getting Ready For School and Giving Back with Boys & Girls Club of America

Back-to-school season is in full swing for many of you. Whether you have decided to send your kids to public school or teach them at home, a new school year means lots of learning and growing. Are you ready? Do you have all the tools you need to be sure your kids will reach their full potential? There are lots of resources, tools, tips and programs available out there to help you and your kids have a great year. Today I'd like to share about what BGCA is doing to help kids in need and all parents this year!
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and their after-school programs have been helping kids around the country for over 100 years through programs and activities related to education, leadership, arts, fitness and other specialized programs. This year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America has partnered with Disney to launch the Tools for Back to School initiative to help supply BGCA with school supplies. For every correct answer you make in this pop-quiz style game, school supplies are donated to BGCA to help a club kid in need! This is such an easy way to get involved and help such a great organization. There are just 5 quiz questions so it won't take much time at all!

Another way you can help kids succeed in school this year is by visiting your local jcpenney during the month of August and partnering with jcp cares. Just round up your purchase amount at jcpenney registers to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Seriously people, anyone can do that! Of course you can always choose to donate more and even directly to BGCA by clicking on the "donate" link in the top right corner.

Parents can also find lots of great tips and educational content from BGCA to get ready for the school year. Just check out under the "Get Ready" section for lots of great tips to download and use. Topics include time management, helping kids set goals, preparing kids for college and lots more. There are TONS of tips over there so I encourage you to take a few minutes and check them out!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Boys and Girls Club. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.