How It Works
We match your child up with an expert in the field to provide individualized sessions designed especially for your child's interests and level. We screen and train all experts and create custom session plans that reflect your child's individual goals. Don't see a perfect fit? Contact us! We'll create a custom series just for your child!
Our experts are among the best in their field and therefore come from a variety of backgrounds. Many have spent years developing an expertise in an area that others only dream of breaking into and would like to pass on what they have learned to enthusiastic kids that want to follow in their footsteps. We work directly with each expert to develop high-quality, customized content to meet each child's different goals. All experts are meticulously vetted and screened, having undergone background checks, credit checks, fingerprinting, in-person interviews, and extensive reference checks.
“This has been a great experience for all of us.” — Bob / BLUE SKY DAD
“M. really likes the classes and seems very focused. Joan is doing a great job working with him!” — Maren / BLUE SKY MOM
i'm an expert
If you are an expert in an interesting area, and you love working with kids, consider joining our expert panel to share your knowledge. We'll match you up with an enthusiastic protege!
Don't see a perfect session for your child? If he/she has a unique area of interest, we'll create a customized series of sessions just for him/her that will satisfy the hunger to learn!
"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has- or ever will have- something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression."
- Fred Rogers
According to Today's Parent, a "surefire way to boost confidence in kids is to encourage them to take on tasks they show interest in, then make sure they follow through to completion. It doesn’t matter what the task—it could be anything from swimming laps to beating levels in video games. The point is for them to stick with what they start, so they feel that hit of accomplishment at the end. Encouraging kids to pursue their interests unquestionably builds self-esteem." click for more >>
Expertise from Blue Sky Kids sessions will make your child stand out. Harold Ekeh, accepted into all 8 Ivy League colleges, gives the following advice, "While being focused in high school is good, taking some risks in your activities often makes you stand out." click for more >>
According to the Washington Post, "Optimal brain activation occurs when subjects are in positive emotional states or when the material holds personal meaning, connects to their interests, is presented with elements of novelty, or evokes wonder." click for more>> Your child will love to expand knowledge and skills in an area he/she already loves with sessions designed just for him/her.
The expert and your child will develop a relationship similar to that of a mentorship, in which positive behavior is modeled. Research has shown great value in mentorships. click for more >>
Consider the Blue Sky Kids series a pre-internship, time with an expert to test out a possible future career and gather real working knowledge. Research has shown that "graduates across all majors achieve consistently positive career outcomes as a result of their internship experiences." click for more >>