Upon graduation and with Jason settling down in Connecticut, he was able to devote more of his time to the Free Range Kids initiative. In 2004, Jason founded Triple Helix Corporation, a privately owned software and information management consulting firm.
The many connections Jason had built in school and in the working world allowed him more opportunities to reach local communities and schools. Funded by Triple Helix Corporation, Free Range Kids was able to expand its curriculum and offer young minds a comprehensive STEM educational experience like never before.
Jason has worked with many middle school age children over the years – and has learned a thing or two over his time working with the kids. He recalls when speaking about technology, girls tend to be more reserved and boys tend to be more vocal. For this reason, Jason has learned it’s effective to separate students into groups of boys and girls.
It’s been shown to lead to a huge increase in engagement. Of course, discussions between boys and girls have many noticeable differences.
Boys seem more interested in how fast technology can go and how much destructive force technology possesses. Whereas girls want to know how we can use technology to be more collaborative and improve the lives of people. “It’s an interesting perspective,” Jason says.