Reflection and Centering

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A session to center ourselves and reflect on how this Black History Month inspires our futures (through our children, legacies', and present actions). Recorded THURSDAY, FEB 24, 12:00PM-1:00PM


Reflections Lead by:


Joyce Piert, Ph.D., (aka Dr. P), is an Educational Consultant and Passion Coach. As an Educational Consultant, she partners with organizations to support and strengthen families through African-Centered Curriculum development. She also is an experienced Passion Coach and provides her clients with life-enhancing skills through unique Meta Awareness modalities. As a community and intellectual activist, Dr. P has been instrumental in the creation of several businesses that address the academic and interpersonal needs of youth and young adults Dr. P is the author of several books: Alchemy of the Soul: An African Centered Education and Warrior Queen. She is committed to enhancing the life chances of children, youth and adults from urban communities. As well as an educator and mindfulness advocate, Dr. P is an author, painter, and poetess. However, most significantly she loves to play and believes that play is the key to learning!



Portrait of Jason Wells holding a bass

Jason Wells studied music performance at Interlochen Arts Academy and DePaul University and now plays with the Des Moines Symphony, Sioux City Symphony and many other groups throughout the Midwest. He also spends a great deal of time playing different genres such as folk, jazz, musical theatre and R&B and has toured the country as a member of the chamber folk band Barbaro.

In addition to performing, Jason is an active teacher in the Twin Cities. He frequently teaches workshops and group classes at middle and high schools throughout the Twin Cities metro area as well as bass sectionals for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. He teaches privately at Wayzata High School, Roseville Area High School, Yinghua Academy and from his home in Minneapolis. He is a passionate believer in the power of music to motivate and inspire youth and to help them gain confidence and valuable critical thinking skills.

www.jasonlwellsmusic.com




Brian Kelley is a professional designer and educator who has invested 16 years into developing a program for youth to learn about the design/build trades called Young Builders and Designers. He ran a graphic design studio, worked for a local architecture firm and taught art before developing the programs as a response to the need for career exploration and readiness for youth. Programs help youth explore the design/build trades through hands on workshops and thought provoking competitions where youth can draw from history, and culture. CLICK HERE to Follow Young Builders and Designers on Facebook for upcoming programs and activities.






A session to center ourselves and reflect on how this Black History Month inspires our futures (through our children, legacies', and present actions). Recorded THURSDAY, FEB 24, 12:00PM-1:00PM


Reflections Lead by:


Joyce Piert, Ph.D., (aka Dr. P), is an Educational Consultant and Passion Coach. As an Educational Consultant, she partners with organizations to support and strengthen families through African-Centered Curriculum development. She also is an experienced Passion Coach and provides her clients with life-enhancing skills through unique Meta Awareness modalities. As a community and intellectual activist, Dr. P has been instrumental in the creation of several businesses that address the academic and interpersonal needs of youth and young adults Dr. P is the author of several books: Alchemy of the Soul: An African Centered Education and Warrior Queen. She is committed to enhancing the life chances of children, youth and adults from urban communities. As well as an educator and mindfulness advocate, Dr. P is an author, painter, and poetess. However, most significantly she loves to play and believes that play is the key to learning!



Portrait of Jason Wells holding a bass

Jason Wells studied music performance at Interlochen Arts Academy and DePaul University and now plays with the Des Moines Symphony, Sioux City Symphony and many other groups throughout the Midwest. He also spends a great deal of time playing different genres such as folk, jazz, musical theatre and R&B and has toured the country as a member of the chamber folk band Barbaro.

In addition to performing, Jason is an active teacher in the Twin Cities. He frequently teaches workshops and group classes at middle and high schools throughout the Twin Cities metro area as well as bass sectionals for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. He teaches privately at Wayzata High School, Roseville Area High School, Yinghua Academy and from his home in Minneapolis. He is a passionate believer in the power of music to motivate and inspire youth and to help them gain confidence and valuable critical thinking skills.

www.jasonlwellsmusic.com




Brian Kelley is a professional designer and educator who has invested 16 years into developing a program for youth to learn about the design/build trades called Young Builders and Designers. He ran a graphic design studio, worked for a local architecture firm and taught art before developing the programs as a response to the need for career exploration and readiness for youth. Programs help youth explore the design/build trades through hands on workshops and thought provoking competitions where youth can draw from history, and culture. CLICK HERE to Follow Young Builders and Designers on Facebook for upcoming programs and activities.




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