Career Day: Coloring and Activity Book

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This book aims for young boys to explore different careers through coloring and activities in hopes that they can see themselves in one of the images.

Show them opportunities that may require a college degree and others that may only require a certification or on-the-job training. That he is not defined, or he is less than because he is not playing a sport.

Sports can be both positive and transformative, but it should not be dangled in the faces of our young black boys as if it is the only choice for their future that they can choose from to succeed in life.

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Is to introduce young boys especially African American boys to different careers (occupations) and let them know that sports are not their only option or hope to have a successful future.

 

Based on some studies and polls:

  • Kids are defining themselves by their sports. Sixty-one percent of all boys who play say that sports are a big part of who they are. Thirty-four percent of girls say the same thing. (ESPN)

  • Kids are not going pro. The odds? For high school football players, it is 1 in 6,000. Baseball is 1 in 4,000. Basketball is 1 in 10,000. (USA Today)

  • Kids are starting earlier and earlier. Sixty-seven percent of boys and 47 percent of girls are already on teams by age 6 (ESPN).

  • Kids are not as concerned about winning as adults. Seventy-one percent of children say they would not care if no score was kept in their games. (USA Today)

 

 

We as parents must teach our boys that It is ok if he is not on the field or the court but in an office, driving a truck, working as a postman, being a mechanic, coding, or programming. You have a right to choose another path.

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The goal is to get this book into the hands of 5,000 young boys especially African American boys to let them know that sports are not their only option or hope to have a successful future. Through coloring and activities, it is my hope that these young boys can see themselves in one of the images.

Inside of this coloring and activity book, young boys will explore:

  • Careers

  • Activities

  • Sample Resume

  • Sample Job Application

  • Affirmation

  • Quotes and more.... 

This book will be great for mentors and or sports groups to talk with young boys about their future opportunities. This book has the potential to open up the minds of young boys to explore other possibilities.

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As a mother of two daughters, I'm always thinking of things for the girls to do, now that I'm a grandmother to a little boy it made me think about boys more. I see many parents in African American households who push their boys into sports because they feel this is the way for them to become successful.  With this book, I took my inspiration from my grandson because he's at an age where he just wants to play, explore and be free. I want him to always have an open mind to different possibilities.  Sports are a great way to introduce kids to being part of a team, responsibilities, etc. but there are more careers that can be introduced to young boys at a young age that they just may be interested in. 

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Pledge $5

Because you believe in the book

Thank You post from author, @littleaidenpress Instagram/Facebook accounts.

 

This will go toward the "Refresh Kits" for homeless men and women.

Pledge $10

Little Aiden Thanks you!

This reward level is great for anyone who does not want a physical copy of the book and also for those that live outside the USA.

 

INCLUDES:

1 Career Day Coloring and Activity book (digital download) mid-September

1 Thank You post from author, @littleaidenpress Instagram/Facebook accounts

Pledge $18

Inspire a young boy to dream

INCLUDES:

1 Career Day Coloring and Activity book (digital download) mid-September

1 DONATED Signed Softcover Career Day Coloring and Activity book to a young boy with a message from you.

1 Limited Edition Bookmark (goes with the book)

Pledge $25

Young Dreamer, who may not realize what his options are for the future. 

INCLUDES:

1 Digital Copy of "Career Day, Activity and Coloring book" mid-September

1 SIGNED Softcover Copy of " Career Day, Activity and Coloring book "

1 Limited Edition Bookmark

1 Box of Color Pencils

FREE SHIPPING (US ONLY)

Pledge $40

The Future, has an open mind and ready to explore different careers.

INCLUDES:

1 Digital Copy of "Career Day, Activity and Coloring book" mid-September

2 SIGNED Softcover Copy of " Career Day, Activity and Coloring book "

2 Limited Edition Bookmarks

2 Boxes of Color Pencils

FREE SHIPPING (US ONLY)

Pledge $65

Share with a friend or student

INCLUDES:

1 Digital Copy of "Career Day, Activity and Coloring book" once the campaign ends

3 SIGNED Softcover Copy of " Career Day, Activity and Coloring book "

3 DONATED Signed Softcover Career Day Coloring and Activity book to a young boy with a message from you.

6 Limited Edition Bookmarks (3 Bookmarks will be DONATED)

6 Boxes of Color Pencils (3 Boxes will be DONATED)

2 "Refresh Kits" will be donated to homeless men or women

FREE SHIPPING (US ONLY)

Pledge $125

The Educator

INCLUDES:

1 Affirmation magnet

1 Career Day tote bag/ ink pen

1 Digital Copy of "Career Day, Activity and Coloring book" once the campaign ends

3 SIGNED Softcover Copy of " Career Day, Activity and Coloring book "

3 DONATED Signed Softcover Career Day Coloring and Activity book to a young boy with a message from you.

6 Limited Edition Bookmarks (3 Bookmarks will be DONATED)

6 Boxes of Color Pencils (3 Boxes will be DONATED)

4 "Refresh Kits" will be donated to homeless men or women

FREE SHIPPING (US ONLY)

Pledge $200

The Mentor

INCLUDES:

2 Affirmation magnet

1 Career Day tote bag /t-shirt/ ink pen

1 Digital Copy of "Career Day, Activity and Coloring book" once the campaign ends

4 SIGNED Softcover Copy of " Career Day, Activity and Coloring book "

4 DONATED Signed Softcover Career Day Coloring and Activity book to a young boy with a message from you.

8 Limited Edition Bookmarks (4 Bookmarks will be DONATED)

8 Boxes of Color Pencils (4 Boxes will be DONATED)

6 "Refresh Kits" will be donated to homeless men or women

FREE SHIPPING (US ONLY)