Highlights

Scroll down to see some great highlights from our newsletters, book club events, guest speakers, and field trips!
 

University Success Stories

JULY 6TH, 2018

Brain Power is thrilled to share some university entrance success stories from students who attended our University Preparation workshop this past fall! David Firer was accepted to Western (Medical Sciences – $10,000 scholarship), the University of Toronto (Life Sciences – $7,500), Queen’s (BSc), and McGill (Biological, Biomedical, and Life Sciences – $3,000 scholarship, renewable for … Continue reading "University Success Stories"

Passion Into Practice Award

JULY 6TH, 2018

We recently posted about Brain Power winning the Passion into Practice award for York Region’s ClimateWise Business Network – Evening of Recognition 2018. This award is given to an organization that has demonstrated a holistic and integrated approach to embedding sustainability throughout their daily operations. They have also encouraged sustainable practices to their partners and … Continue reading "Passion Into Practice Award"

The Secret Garden

DECEMBER 3RD, 2017

Orphaned Mary Lennox is a spoiled, selfish, and unpleasant child whose parents died of a cholera epidemic in India. Transported to a distant family estate in Britain, Mary  dislikes it and the people at first – until she discovers they key to a  long-abandoned secret garden hidden on the property. Along with the maid’s younger … Continue reading "The Secret Garden"

Spaghetti Detectives

OCTOBER 30TH, 2017

Oscar is a bit odd—even his mother thinks so—but  he’s also a genius … that’s why he always wears a blue helmet to protect his brain! He notices things that other kids (and even adults) miss, which makes him the perfect sleuth to solve the mystery of the kids that have been going missing in … Continue reading "Spaghetti Detectives"

Patrick de Belen

JUNE 14TH, 2017

On June 21st, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students were visited by award-winning poet, youth educator, and workshop facilitator, Patrick de Belen! For the past seven years, Patrick has visited about 100 schools, holding spoken word poetry workshops for the students. In 2012 he became the youngest spoken-word poet to hold the National Championship title at … Continue reading "Patrick de Belen"

Jay Heinrichs

JANUARY 20TH, 2017

On February 8th, Jay Heinrichs, New York Times bestselling author of “Thank You for Arguing” joined our Public Speaking class by teleconference to share his vast knowledge on the art of persuasion! Having spent 25 years in journalism and publishing, Jay Heinrichs is now a highly sought-after speaker on the subject of rhetoric and persuasion. … Continue reading "Jay Heinrichs"

Speaker Box Competition

NOVEMBER 30TH, 2017

On November 15th, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students went on a field trip to the Speaker Box Poetry Slam competition! This year’s event was the last for this amazing competition, which has been running since 2012. This was a valuable opportunity for our students to learn, first-hand, how the theory of public speaking becomes practice. While … Continue reading "Speaker Box Competition"

Recording Studio Visit – 2016/17

JULY 1ST, 2017

Brain Power’s Public Speaking class went on their annual visit to a recording studio! Our students got a chance to record their self-made speeches and podcasts, putting much of the theory they learned in class into practice. They also received valuable feedback from a professional voice coach, and they got to see “behind the scenes” … Continue reading "Recording Studio Visit – 2016/17"

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