My.Future supports BGCA’s new digital programming across all program areas, supports digital recognition in the form of stars, badges and master badges, allows members a safe platform to showcase and share their work locally and nationally, and provides a way for young people to safely socialize with one another across the Movement.
Learning and Collaborating Online
Digital programming is now something that youth can engage in, in a self-directed way and also with support from Club staff. Using a combination of facilitated and self-led experiences, as well as digital gaming, like the Sky Money Matters and the Reach Game, young people can learn digital skills that will serve them well in school or the workforce. My.Future offers:
- Digital recognition in the form of stars, which recognize the individual activities that young people do in Clubs; badges, which recognize clusters of activities; and master badges, which recognize when young people have completed significant programming in the form of a learning pathway.
- Safe socialization, through likes and follows, support from other young people in a safe environment, and allowing youth to watch the media makers who matter to them most.
- Project and media sharing to allow young people to break down walls and share media, both with one another, across the Movement, and with the entire world – all through Club-moderated means.
- In-Club digital signage to promote what young people are doing, in a visible and recognizable way – essentially the digital version of the pegboards so common in Clubs.