Let me take a moment to introduce why we created Help A Teen.
My partner Owen Soba is a retired Instructor and NYPD Cyber Crimes Officer whose seen a lot online. He's also a husband and father of 4 amazing teenagers.
My name is Mike Kawula and my wife and I have 3 awesome teens. I worked on Wall Street for 10 Years and have been a tech entrepreneur for the last 20 years.
Like you, we've heard everyone say schools aren't teaching our kids the skills needed today to get ahead tomorrow.
Regardless if your teen does well academically or not, different skills are needed today outside of academics to take advantage of life's opportunities.
Fed up that nothing was being done in 2013, I began interviewing hundreds of Deans of Admissions, CEO's, HR Executives, Adolescent Psychologists, Teachers and Coaches to see what they felt was missing in education to help today's teens.
All their amazing feedback helped us start to put together a nationwide program.
During this same time, the use of technology (mobile devices) was also beginning to explode among our youth. And while many complain about it, the numbers continued to increase to over 90% of all teens now using mobile devices regularly.
Technology can either hurt or help our future and since no one was doing a thing about this (other than complaining) we did.
Thus that is how Help A Teen was created and our nationwide 10 Week program called Go! Be The One was formed.
It helps teens today develop these 10 power skills not taught in school by helping a nonprofit in your community that your teen will pick while using the device they love (continue scrolling to learn more about how we do this).