A homeschool graduate-founded company is going BIG to support home education in the state of Idaho!
With the holidays just ahead, we’re thrilled to announce an exciting partnership to support the Idaho homeschool community. We are pleased to highlight a company founded by homeschool graduates working to help families safely navigate the digital age!
COSMO Technologies is a family tech company founded by three former homeschoolers. This holiday season we’re partnering with them to support Idaho homeschool families. COSMO’s flagship product is a groundbreaking kids’ smart watch and parent app. Their goal is to give families a safe way to stay connected without relying on smartphones.
Giving Back to the Homeschool Community
During the months of November and December, COSMO has committed to donating 8% of all website sales of it’s JrTrack 2 Kids Smartwatch sold in Idaho to Homeschool Idaho. That means your purchases give back to homeschooling in our state!
“We’re so excited for this partnership and to support home education across the nation!” says Russell York, COSMO’s Co-Founder and CEO who grew up homeschooled in San Diego. “Our company’s mission is to serve families, support parents, and help keep kids safe. And we are especially passionate about giving back to support the home education community in a special way.”
Today, parents are more concerned than ever about the impacts of technology on the next generation. Deeply concerning research emerges frequently about the long-term developmental and health impacts of screen time and social media. There are grievous concerns about dangerous and explicit content online. These have led to a growing outcry for better options for parents and more protection for kids.
Last year, during the height of the pandemic, COSMO’s co-founders Russell York and Michelle Ross took a leap of faith to launch a different kind of tech company! They came together with a big mission to help families safely navigate the digital age. York and Ross first met in high school, competing in NCFCA Speech and Debate. They eventually became friends as undergrads at Patrick Henry College (PHC). The two founders were joined by fellow homeschool grad and PHC alum Ryan Gilles a few months later.
Together, the team has developed a simple, affordable smartwatch and parent app. Families stay connected with 4G nationwide calling, messaging, GPS tracking and more. At the same time, they avoid the dangers of internet browsing, social media, or other more troubling elements of traditional smartphones.
“We think of it as a ‘cyber safety-belt’ for the digital age,” says York. “It’s a simple but powerful way to keep families connected and let parents guide and train kids how to safely navigate the digital world at the right age.”
“Looking back, I’m so grateful for my home education, the training I received, and the supportive homeschooling community around me,” says Gilles, COSMO’s Director of Brand and Marketing. “This initiative, like the company as a whole, is all about giving back and supporting families.”
We love highlighting where homeschool graduates end up – especially when they end up giving back! So we’re excited to let you know that any JrTrack 2 Kids Smartwatch purchased through COSMO’s website in November or December of 2021 will be part of a donation back to Homeschool Idaho after the year’s end!
If you’d like to learn more about COSMO you can visit their website: www.cosmotogether.com
Check out the JrTrack 2 Kids Smartwatch just in time for Christmas!