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August 22, 2013

#Sponsored The Boys and Girls Club of America Back to School Program

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.

We started school very early this year. When my oldest started kindergarten school started on the 18th of August, this year he started on the 8th. So we have already had two and a half weeks of school. Luckily he was ready to go back and loves school. However, not all children in my state have the same advantages. West Virginia comes in 45th with a 82.6 percent high-school graduation rate and dead last for the number of residents holding bachelors degrees. My state is far from alone, each year 1 million student fail to graduate high-school. With this in mind the Boys and Girls Club of America and long time partner Disney have launched an on-line supply drive, here are the details. 

You can help and donate supplies by playing an online game. It is an easy pop quiz style game and by playing you can help your local Boys and Girls Club. For every 5 questions you get correct they will donate supplies. To play the game go to the following link: www.greatfutures.org/backtoschool.

The Boys and Girls Club of America is a great organization that I used for after school care growing up. Anything that can be done to help students graduate high-school and do well in school in general is so important. Every little bit helps. 

Having kids ready for school is very important. I always try to figure out easy ways to help my kids succeed. One of the best things that I have learned is to have a designated homework center where I have a large wall calendar that I use to keep track of everyone's schedule, due dates etc. That way I can just look in one space to find everything school related. Do you have any great tips for back to school and school in general? 

4 comments:

  1. That is such a great way to help out by playing a game. I will certainly play. My kids went back to school on the 15th, just one week after yours. I always keep the school calendar on my refrigerator so I won't forget the important dates such as early releases, late starts and days off. The kids don't always remember so I have to have a reminder.

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    1. I always have to keep the school calendar on the fridge too. There are so many dates to have to remember :)

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  2. My kids are still to young for projects with due dates, etc (they are 1st and 4th grade), but I am sure that's coming soon with my oldest.

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    1. My oldest son's school has due dates for everything :) I don't know why they start them so young!

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