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Club NEXT News

The Club NEXT team is curating monthly content that covers brilliant youth, new games, exciting programs, and more! You can also find announcements about upcoming events, contests, and program recaps. 




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Fun Language Apps

Looking for a new hobby or fun way to stretch your brain as the summer comes to an end? Learning a new language is an amazing way to broaden your skill set. Luckily, there are a multitude of useful apps available to make learning a new language fun and accessible. Mondly is an app that offer... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022

Mental Health and Mindfulness Apps

On Wednesday, we had a fantastic Twitter Spaces call in connection with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where some of our members had the opportunity to discuss mental health with medical professionals. In this call, we learned about several great free resources that help with improving men... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

YouTube Channel Highlight: HiHo Kids

Happy Around the World Week at BGCMT! There are so many incredible cultures around the world available to appreciate and experience. One channel on YouTube, HiHo Kids, creates amazing content that highlights some of the many cultures around the world. The premise of the HiHo Kids channel is to ha... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022

Save The Date: BGCMT x VUMC Mental Health Podcast!

Mental health! Podcast! You can chime in! Several Club members will be kicking off the third season of the “Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action” podcast series by taking part in a live Twitter Spaces chat about mental health.    Club members will join Vanderbilt U... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

Sports Week Movie Highlight

Are you looking for a new movie to watch? In honor of Sports Week at the BGCMT, we will be highlighting some fun sports movies, old and new, that you can check out with your friends and family.  The Sandlot is a classic sports movie centered around a group of young baseball players who spe... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022

Plastic-Free July

While it is common knowledge that plastic is harmful for the environment, many people do not realize the full extent of how damaging plastic pollution is. Did you know that every minute of every day, a truckload of plastic is dumped into the ocean (World Economic Forum)?  Though plastic ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Jul 06, 2022

Nashville Activity Guide: July 8-10

Friday, July 8 Farm Fun Day will be held from 9am-1pm. This event will include farm animals, vendors, music, and more. The Metro Nashville Mounted Patrol will have a training demonstration at 9am and 12pm. Saturday, July 9 -Jazz AM July: Celia Cruz for Kids will be at 10am. It is a 30 minute p... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

App Highlight: Fun Trivia Games!

It’s Game Show Week here at BGCMT! In honor of this week’s theme, we are highlighting fun and popular trivia apps for kids.  Family Trivia is an app designed by educators that is great for the whole family. Offering trivia questions in seven categories, including cooking and mus... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

July 4 Celebration in Nashville!

This coming Monday is the 4th of July, and as always, Nashville will be celebrating accordingly. This weekend, starting Sunday, July 3, Downtown Nashville will be hosting its 19th Annual Let Freedom Sing event! This family-friendly, free event will be spread out across the city. Along with a main... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV Adaptation

Percy Jackson and The Olympians is a fan-favorite Greek Mythology book series following the friends of Camp Half-Blood. For years, readers have been keeping up with author Rick Riordan’s various spinoff series, from The Red Pyramid to The Heroes of Olympus. In 2010, 20th Century Fox even re... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Thursday, Jun 23, 2022

At-Home STEM Kits!

Happy Mad Scientist Week at BGCMT! This week, we are highlighting a fantastic product: MEL Science Home STEM Kits. Every month, MEL Science will send you fun and safe science projects able to be completed at home, such as model rockets, electric boats, liquid sand, and more. These monthly boxes c... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

Juneteenth Celebrations Around the City

June 18th Music City Food Truck Park and Flea Market will be held at The Marketplace in East Nashville from 11am-4pm. There will be different types of food trucks and vendors from home decor, artwork, plants, jewelry, apparel, and more.   Taco and Margarita Festival will be held from 12pm... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

Holiday Highlight: Juneteenth

This coming Monday, June 20, we will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, which is celebrated this Sunday. Juneteenth is an important holiday representing a key moment in African-American history: the official end to slavery in all 50 US States. While the Emancipation Proclamation was passed on... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

Pride Night at Nashville Soccer Club

Are you a soccer fan? Looking to support your city while spending time outdoors? Check out Nashville’s newest stadium - Geodis Park - the nation’s largest soccer-specific stadium! Nashville SC, the city’s Major League Soccer team, opened their new stadium on May 1, and with stat... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

June App Highlight: Tynker

Are you interested in coding? Participating in our Million Hours of Code initiative? Looking for a fun way to learn a new skill this summer? Tynker is an incredible free coding platform for ages 5-18 that teaches coding through interactive games and projects. Tynker lets students transition from ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Wednesday, Jun 08, 2022

See it to Be it: A Career Showcase

Ever wondered what it takes to work in the tech field? Or apply for a trade school? How do people land in the jobs they land in, and what did that path look like? What if someone gave you that advantage and told you the secrets of the trade BEFORE you are done with school? That's what we'... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Thursday, Apr 21, 2022

April Youth Highlight: Sarah Park

Music has a way of making us feel things no matter the language or instruments used. This article tells us about a middle schooler who is working on harnessing the power of music in a personalized music therapy device she hopes to make wearable by the user. Check out this article to learn more ab... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith at Monday, Apr 18, 2022

March Game Highlight: Prodigy

Prodigy Math Games Do you like playing online with friends? Do you *kinda* like math? What about adventure, action, puzzles, and awesome characters? Then this game is for you! It's free to play and is web-based. At Club NEXT, we typically play this at least 3 times a week. When a group ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

March Youth Highlight: Hafeezat

WOC In Tech  For March, let's meet Hafeezat. It's Women's History month, and we will continue to highlight bright young women this month! Can you see yourself in her? Do you have a desire to change the world?  “There is space for everyone as long as your heart and ac... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith

March Book Highlight: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Percy Jackson & The Olympians - Rick Riordian This month's book highlight is the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordian. This fantastic series is very accessible to students in all grades. I read them as a sophomore in college and loved how easily I could slip into the... Read More
Posted by Melissa Smith