What are our attendees saying?

August 13, 2020
Thank you for providing this programming. It has provided a welcome break in the day for my daughter and has kept her engaged. We are particularly happy with the basketball programming and have seen a huge improvement in her skills.
Kim
Discover
August 13, 2020
I can't thank you enough for planning this summer camp. All our summer camp plans were cancelled this summer. Poor kiddo is an only child, so spends his days gaming, watching YouTube videos, or hanging with 40-somethings! The past few weeks of camp have been a highlight. He even invited friends from school to join, so they do the sessions "together." Both my hubby and I were able to go to work yesterday and leave him alone. We'd mapped out his schedule for the day as a family, prepped for cooking a recipe. I was able to go to work for a few hours and knew he was fine (my kid is 12, so old enough to be alone). I'm actually sorry that school is starting, and he won't be able to continue with summer camp. Thank you!!!!
Melissa
State Farm
August 6, 2020
I want to give my kids fun activities and opporunities for social engagement, which have been severely limited by the pandemic. It also helps me to work effectively when they have something interesting to do.
Amy
Citizens Bank
August 6, 2020
I have a ten-year-old she's the only child due to the whole Kovach. Dammit unfortunately she has not been able to reach out to friends and she said she would normally see on a daily basis while being at school or being in a summer camp and I seen that you are offered this summer camp and I took advantage of it she really likes the sign language class and the Chinese class and she just recently discovered a cooking class yesterday that you guys had on resume and she enjoyed it also I just want to say thank you all for putting a big bright smile on my baby girl's face thanks blessing stay safe.
Chanel
George Washington University Hospital
July 30, 2020
My son has been set 6 weeks homework to learn a new language. He's taking the Mandarin class from COA and has proudly showed his homework to the parents!
Anonymous
Lloyds Banking Group
July 30, 2020
Hip Hop dance with YoYio Z. Lots of fun. Let's the kids be kids. I would definitely sign my grandson up for this class again!
Maria
Wegmans
June 25, 2020
I attended three COA sessions today and saw several of my colleagues attending some of the sessions. I received personal notes from them and they commented on the high level content/discourse in their sessions as well as several messages of thanks for connecting them with COA. The COA platform and content is professional development that we normally cannot access because of funding.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
June 25, 2020
This was absolutely amazing for parents who are working. I could set the kids up on another device next to me so I could be aware of what was going on, but I didn\'t have to stop working during the class at all because the instructors were so engaged and well prepared. Thirty minutes is a great amount of time and breaking up the kids activities through the day gave them and me something to look forward to. This was a fantastic experience! Thank you!
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
June 25, 2020
I'm so very grateful to my employer for offering this type of support to its employees. After the two sessions, I walked away with a renewed sense of hope and was encouraged to extend grace and understanding to my peers and colleagues. Thank you
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
March 19, 2020
We were very intrigued by the Resiliency Training Intro course today and can’t wait for the Workshop coming up soon! We would jump at the opportunity for Next Jump to moderate a Resiliency Program with a subset of our team at A&M... We think we can get buy-in relatively quickly to be able to commit
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
March 19, 2020
My favorite course was "Presence over video". It was super applicable to my job as an instructor at West Point. We just switched to online classes and Michael's tips gave me some great things to work on to improve my communication and presence in an online teaching format.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
March 19, 2020
Next Jump is filling a gap left unfilled by the academia, government and other institutions: producing & sharing knowledge for the benefit of the community AND bringing the community together. Remarkable.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
August 13, 2020
My son wasn't real interested in taking the Fortnite class as he knew you wouldn't play the game, but he was surprised at what he learned. AND...he won his first battle yesterday, so that was a plus!! Thank you!!
Misty
Alcon
August 6, 2020
The biggest concern with distance learning is the lack of social connections. If we extend COA, it will solve one of our biggest challenges as parents - quality socialization. From my personal experience these camp classes fulfilled many of our family’s needs. It’s safe (from virus and predators), virtual, fun, social, personalized interaction and educational. GREAT TEACHERS! Benefits for PwC working parents: Great filler between the kids regular school work - Productive use of the child’s time if they are waiting for their parent to finish a meeting - Global diversity exposure to kids across the world - Variety class content and times - Playbacks are a fabulous resource for MORE healthy interactions through the rest of the week.
Lacey
PwC
August 6, 2020
The classes looked great. Grandchildren spending too much time on line just playing games. Looking for some structure
Kathy
Cerner
August 6, 2020
This session was a GOD send! I’ve been so lost during this pandemic and attending this meeting has really given me focus. From today’s Meeting I was able to take away lots of ideas how to manage the ideas and where to start. Mack provided lots of tips as well as resources. His East coast vibe really made it feel like we were chatting with a family member ! Will return for more meeting lessons and looking forward to joining COA school! Our HOST was amazing!
Anonymous
Feedback App
July 30, 2020
[Leadership In Practice] is the EPIPHANY of my life!!! Thank you
Anonymous
BASF
July 30, 2020
Jr. Structural Engineering With LEGO - My son enjoyed the class. He continued building his castle for another 3 hours after the class was over.
Rachel
TIAA Bank
June 25, 2020
Thank you for this opportunity. It means more than you know! I had a very sad little boy who hasn't left the house in 6 weeks, and it started on his 6th birthday (March 12), who was on top of the world after taking the classes yesterday. His smile and excitement brought a tear to my eyes.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
June 25, 2020
It helps to unwind and refocus on our health, be it physical or mental, and that is extremely important. I am a caregiver for my aging mother and I move directly from my computer work to caring for the home and family. These courses remind me that I can take a breath in between and remember who I am...give a little self love.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
June 25, 2020
These self improvement courses are very timely considering our current health crisis and the resultant quarantines, business reconfigurations to telecommuting, and social distancing in general. They not only train, but they provide a structured learning schedule, optimism as they point toward returning to work, and they engage our minds away from the crisis.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
March 19, 2020
I was able to join 3 sessions and I got so much out of each one – THANK YOU!! One of my immediate action take-aways is to test out running my staff meeting this coming Monday following Charlie and Meghan’s formula for their staff meeting.  I took away 4 tactics from their leadership session that I’m going to test in running my meeting – I’ll let you know how it goes.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
March 19, 2020
I’m an essential worker and the information in "The Nutrition to boost my Immunity" was very helpful on what I should be eating and drinking to help boost my Immune system especially while we are dealing with this Covid 19 situation.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
March 19, 2020
My husband and I have been so impressed with your online classes and their seamless management.  It’s amazing to see the difference even from last week (e.g., an interactive scheduler and an increased number of classes).  Thursdays have become a highlight in our household. I am so impressed at the speed in which your company has adapted to these COVID-19 obstacles.  Truly progressive and taking the helm in leadership during these challenging times.  Bravo!
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
August 13, 2020
Being home with the kiddos + both parents working 40+ hours makes it difficult to keep them entertained! I would love to see this free program continue throughout the school year (especially "new" University of Chicago math or whatever crazy stuff they teach in middle schools these days).
Leslie
PwC
August 6, 2020
We really appreciate the COA classes. They have been an excellent resource for both myself and my daughter. The quality is excellent, it's great for her to see hundreds of other kids excited about what she likes. COA has truly helped her build her confidence to participate in school virtually. Thank you so much!
Joanne
Johns Hopkins
August 6, 2020
I NEED HELP!!! In order to get work done I let my kids watch way too much TV, this is a god send...
Jenica
Allstate
August 6, 2020
My daughter needs interaction and enrichment (and this full time working from home mom needs a wholesome break).
Ashley
Bank of America
July 30, 2020
Great service for adults and children. In current stay home climate, is great to provide children with a virtual educational venue, one they may have to get used to more permanently.
Brett
USI Insurance Service
July 30, 2020
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! My son said to me "Mommy, I love your work!" I was able to do work on my work computer while he was on my personal laptop next to me doing the class. It benefited all of us. I sent out the link to my coworkers who are also parents of similar aged children.
Kimberly
Nielson
June 25, 2020
In these uncertain times, these classes not only were a lovely way to lighten up our day but also to get us moving. The girls work out was superb too. My 8 year old was so pumped. She kept asking when the next class was. I have already signed up for next week and literally forced two other colleagues to sign up as well. Thank you for making an impact.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
June 25, 2020
Looking forward to next week and hopefully they'll continue after lockdown. Really brought the world together seeing kids and adults taking part in the same activities from all different continents. Thanks.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
June 25, 2020
I honestly thought this was one of the best things to come of COVID. a community of individuals learning from very talented professionals and for those professionals to share is a great example of the world we live in. I was so impressed by the organization and dedication from the whole team, especially the organizers
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
March 19, 2020
My kid's favorite class was hip hop dancing. My girls had an absolute blast and it was a great way to get some energy out and get their heartbeats up. Yo-yio was amazing!
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
March 19, 2020
Thank you guys for hosting this! Your response to COVID-19 and immediate actions to try and support your community is inspirational.
Anonymous
Perks at Work Member
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