Some readers might remember Surprise Ride for their magical Winter Wonderland event for kids in December — I know some of you were able to attend!
Now, our friends at Surprise Ride, who originally launched on Shark Tank with activity kits to give kids a break from gadgets, are launching an online course with the same mission at heart.
As the Product Director at Surprise Ride, Kelly Voci’s livelihood is developing screen-free products. Under her leadership, Surprise Ride releases a new product once per month and has launched over 50+ products since its inception. Kelly is combining her expertise, customer feedback from over four years of being in business, and the latest industry research in an online video course which will help adults and, in turn, entire families rediscover their sense of passion and create a life of meaning in the real world.
Here’s what to expect from the course:
* Four videos jam-packed with research and inspiration
* Printable worksheets to track your progress
* Over 50 family-friendly, device-free activities
* A private Facebook group to connect with like-minded people
* Solutions to adopt lasting changes
This course is launching during a time when the discussion about screen addiction is at a peak. In January, The New York Times reported “the tech backlash has caught up to Apple,” and a new organization called The Truth About Tech, started by early Facebook and Google employees, is planning an anti-tech addiction lobbying effort with $7 million in funding – wow.
For those unfamiliar with Surprise Ride’s story: They’re located right here in Washington, DC, and this is where all their products are dreamed up and designed. Founders and sisters, Donna and Rosy started the company from inspiration from their own childhood — their father is an artist and created fun and educational activities for them at home. The sisters were featured on ABC’s Shark Tank where they left without an investment offer, only to receive one three years later on Shark Tank spinoff, Beyond the Tank, from Kevin O’Leary, a first in Shark Tank history.
Definitely check out this local company and learn more about signing up for their course here!