Life Gears Academy
Due to uncertainties with COVID-19, we have decided not to offer in person programs for Summer 2021
We have developed virtual programs to keep kids learning and connected, check them out here
Register for our Free Climate Change workshop series for the Month of May here
Check out our new teaching STEM videos here
Do you run youth programs and want to start your own STEM programs? We can provide the curriculum and training to allow you to do so. Contact us for more details.
The story so far
Started by a teacher who has a passion for empowering and educating others, Life Gears Academy was developed as a way of providing education in areas that she felt she couldn't teach in the classroom. As important as the school system is, some students still have gaps in their learning and development which can sometimes lead to a future of frustration and lost hope. This teacher believes that every individual has potential to achieve greatness and find their value so she started Life Gears Academy as a platform for individuals to launch off of.
Why a focus on STEM? With youth finding their strengths and exploring their interests, a lot of youth crave new environments to dig deep into STEM in ways that can sometimes be limited in the classroom. STEM is a huge contributor to advancements in society and that is why we believe that it is important to expose youth to various topics in STEM in an attempt to inspire them to make a difference in these fields.
Why the name?
With a focus on life skills while teaching topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, we like to think that we're putting the components of life together like gears putting components of a system together.
What We Offer
Life Gears Academy is an organization that offers programs in various locations that provide youth with skills in exploratory environments in the form of camps and after-school programs. These programs will work to teach various life skills including leadership, problem solving and mindfulness through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based activities.
Our focus is on STEM camps to empower young minds in areas that we see advancing every day. These camps will offer various topics inspired by locations and skilled individuals that we encounter. These camps will also naturally cover life skills such as communication and teamwork, with specialized activities designed to develop and strengthen skills such as decision making and mindfulness.
We offer various programs for youth including workshops and clubs that will involve learning outcomes tied to the Ontario STEM curriculum expectations while also showing how these topics apply to life.
We believe that everyone has the potential to accomplish greatness and that there isn't one set path that works for everyone. At Life Gears Academy we work to expose youth to various concepts and tasks so that they can find their interests that exist where they might not see it in the classroom or in the home.
At Life Gears Academy we work to fill the gaps that school might leave, while making connections to what is learned there. Empowering youth to discover their potential and flourish with an open mind capable of learning from life and their surroundings. Following a hands-on approach where learners are digging deep into concepts and developing an understanding while also working as a confident and reliable teammate.