Boston, New York, San Francisco (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) today announced that they will introduce Rocket21, a new social network aimed towards promoting career exploration amongst youth, into their afterschool programming this school year.
Rocket21 is the only online community where kids and teens can connect with not only their peers, but also with professionals to explore their interests, passions, and career dreams in a safe and secure social network. Hundreds of experts, called R21 PROs, from numerous fields are available to answer kids’ questions and share their experiences. R21 PROs include artists, business executives, entertainers, scientists, engineers, medical professionals and educators.
“By adding Rocket21 programming in our Clubs, we are able to give members another outlet to explore their career interests,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Nicholas President and CEO Josh Kraft. “The professionals that participate in the Rocket21 community can offer our Club members valuable advice and guidance as they begin to plan for their future.”
“We’re thrilled that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston selected Rocket21 as a component of their after-school program,” said Mark Grayson, Rocket21 CEO. “Among the many issues inspiring us to create Rocket21 was our deep desire for kids to get the tools and support they need to make their dreams for the future come true.”
Rocket21 is geared towards kids ages 9-15, but anyone under 18 may enroll. In addition to social networking opportunities, Rocket21 also offers apps, games and videos.
Rocket21 is a social engagement platform built on a single, powerful idea: “Connect youth with world class organizations and professionals at the top of their game”. Rocket21 is the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe. Rocket21 provides unprecedented access to world-class experts and organizations while protecting them with a combination of state-of-the-art, real-time filtering and human moderation, extensive safety and security precautions, and a specialized infrastructure designed to keep kids safe. The company is based in New York and California.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Since its founding in 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) has been helping young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing: a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs in six core program areas. BGCB serves more than 14,000 young people ages 6-18 in 10 Clubs, and through Camp Harbor View and YouthConnect. BGCB is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. For more information, visit us on
the web at http://www.bgcb.org.
Quincey Williamson, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, (617) 994-4732, qwilliamson(at)bgcb(dot)org
Jodell Seagrave, Rocket21, (650) 839-1105, jodell(at)rocket21(dot)com