Jr Explorers of America was inspired by the passion my daughter and I have in learning, experiencing and exploring all the wonderful things this life has to offer.
As a single father, my focus during my daughters most formative years was to give her the most priceless gift I could give her which is time together; moreover, to expose her to as many experiences as possible. Even though putting my professional life on hold limited financial resources, I wouldn’t of changed a thing. Growing up in a family of athletic and youth programs directors, I was exposed to many wonderful resources our communities have for little to no money that I knew would greatly enrich her little life.
One day picking my daughter up from school, the parents, as they did often, asked us what adventure are you two going on today?
In 2016, my 8 year old daughter, Mikayla said, “Dad, why don’t we put it all online so, others can create their own adventures”. I smiled and said great idea angel, but that means we are going to have learn how to build a web-site and spend time inside building it. That was important to share with her because both of us would rather be outside playing. We aren’t inside people.
She said that’s OK, it can be a fun puzzle we do inside on rainy days sometimes. She brought a smile to my face instantly as she does so often. We spent 10 hours learning WordPress together, and the creation of Jr Explorers of America began.
As a loving and concern parent myself. Couple of my buddies & I have started working on building a children’s/family social media app to help with some of the concerns many parents have for our children; moreover, we asked our children what they would love to see within it, and also chatted with parents to see what they would also like to see.
Personally we believe time is the most priceless commodity we have, so over time our goal is to provide parents with as many tools as possible to maximize their quality family time together.