Did you know that 61% of people can’t ignore their smartphones?

Boys and Girls Clubs believe that building relationships is an important life skill, and we strive to create a sense of community for all children and youth. At Clubs across the country, kids spend time way from smartphones and computers every single day – playing together, learning together, and being mentored by caring adults.

On June 5, 2020, we are inviting the community to join Boys & Girls Club of Red Deer & District and Unplug to Connect. Unplug to Connect encourages all Canadians to spend more time with friends, family, and co-workers, and less time in front of their screens. For one hour, we are asking people to unplug from their devices and spend time connecting with the people around them—just like our kids do every day at the Boys and Girls Club.

Why Unplug to Connect?

• The internet and smartphones are changing the way that children and youth connect with the world around them
• Anxiety is on the rise, as kids and teens feel the need to be “plugged in” at all times
• Technological devices are designed to connect us with others, but in many ways they are causing us to feel isolated and alone

How can you participate?

Pick one hour during the day to Unplug and Connect with your staff, families, partners, board, politicians, and community leaders!