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We provide free virtual sessions; Sunday fun drop-in and parental engagement opportunities for marginalized communities.

We have been collaborating with the local school board for several years and continue to offer free tutoring services virtually and in-person to students in underserved communities.

Minds-On is a registered charity that offers free learning and mentorship opportunities to marginalized children focused primarily on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) throughout the year.

At Minds On

We believe that...

by communicating openly with parents about their children's well-being and progress, we are laying a solid foundation to build strong relationships between community members and educators. We want to continue helping families connect beyond academics with other families through fun events (e.g., STEAM, music, math games).

Why STEAM?

It's widely accepted...

that math is a gateway to success, described by researchers as the 'K-12 pipeline'. Access to this gateway is extremely limited for racialized students. Minds-On wishes to create equitable systems. We are dedicated to meeting the needs and increasing the well-being and success of each student. We aspire to enhance confidence, increase cultural awareness, and promote mastery-based learning. Students are encouraged to take agency over their learning and we aim to address the overall well-being of our future community leaders.

About Us

Minds-On is more than academic assistance.

Achieving Equity

Our society...

can no longer ignore the systemic injustices and inequities that marginalized people face daily in numerous sectors, one of which is education. Institutional change is necessary, especially for our Black and Indigenous youth. However, we must also take measures today to address the imminent need to reduce risk factors for all students. As a grassroots organization, our primary objectives are outlined more in detail below:

Accessibility

Minds-On strives to increase access to educational resources and instruction by providing instructional seminars on relevant topics, including math applications that are fun, creative and engaging. We aim to address accessibility using various modalities, including in-person, online, one-to-one, small and large groups, and so on. The technology is now available for students to receive instruction at their own pace and timing. Our goal is to ensure that each student can receive personalized feedback and adaptive exercises.

Culturally Appropriate

While providing learning opportunities, our seminars and events also promote cultural and social awareness. We work to combat disengagement in addition to promoting self-confidence, life skills, and a growth mindset in all youth in a supervised virtual setting.

We also provide a crucial opportunity for educators to delve deeper into the lives of their students; understanding students' backgrounds, cultures, circumstances, and barriers will help to reduce teacher bias, while also promoting student success.

Growth & Safety

Throughout all of our programming, we aim to promote a growth mindset in youth that encourages students to engage with healthy challenges.​ These lessons are transferable beyond the classroom and into the community. We aim to assist both the youth and adults alike to approach their community with the same mindset, problem solving abilities, and to become agents of change in their neighbourhoods. Minds-On works to establish and maintain facilities, including virtual environments, creating safe spaces where all children can develop their academic identity and explore innovative and fun ways to learn.

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