about us

Who Are We?

Minds-On is a registered charity that offers free lessons and tutoring to marginalized elementary-aged school children focused primarily on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) throughout the year. 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.

 

We also provide Sunday fun drop-in and parental engagement opportunities for marginalized communities. MoMath is more than academic assistance. 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., STEM, art, music, math games).

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:

Accessible Education

Minds-On strives to increase access to educational resources and instruction by providing instructional seminars on relevant educational 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, etc. The technology is now available for students to receive instruction at their own time and pace. 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 and juvenile delinquency, in addition to promoting self-confidence, life skills, and a growth mindset in all youth in a supervised virtual and in-person 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 and poor assumptions and also promote student achievement and success.

Growth Mindset

Throughout all our programming, we aim to promote a Growth Mindset in youth that encourages students to engage with challenging situations.

These lessons, however, are also 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, to problem solve, and become agents of change in their neighbourhoods.

Safe Place

Minds-On will also work to establish and maintain the facilities, including virtual environments creating safe spaces where all the children can develop their academic identity and explore innovative and fun ways to learn.

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