Welcome to the Wright Frame of Mind community. We are excited that you are ready to join the movement of advancing children quality of life through Experiential Learning programs! We know that education inequality affects opportunities for specific groups of children and youth and often determines their outcome in life. At Wright Frame of Mind, we provide access to fundamental experiential learning/extra-curricular programs that allow children to further develop their literacy skills and attain necessary essential skills that are required to fully participate in the global knowledge economy.
When taking a closer look at the importance of literacy and essential skills, the statistics can be overwhelming. The statistics magnify a significant problem that demands serious attention. Almost forty percent of Canadian youth do not have adequate literacy levels (literacy matters: a call for action). In another article, findings suggest one third (32%) of business leaders now expect that finding talent will be the greatest issue facing Canadian companies. The reason being, young workers and recent graduate’s lack of real-world experience (pg., 6). One top executive explained: “They have to have a little experience under their belt along with the education. Training someone cold is a very big cost.” (pg., 8) According to research by Workopolis (2013) among employers, positive attitude, communication skills and a strong work ethic are the most highly valued essential skills. These facts emphasize the correlation between and importance of literacy and social programs.
In the 21st century, communities and employers WILL require individuals to embody a broad set of skills and knowledge. 21 st century students not only need to be academically sound, instead, they must possess global competency skills. This generation of students MUST demonstrate critical thinking, problem Solving, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, self-directed learning as well as strong language/literacy skills. We know that the previously mentioned skills that can be attained through extra-curricular/ experiential learning programs.
Wright Frame of Mind Children’s Foundation is dedicated to unlocking and motivating children with limited literacy and social skills who demonstrate zeal, talent and high levels of academic potential. With a great focus on uplifting children and youth by providing access to literacy and social programs we strive to eradicate high school dropout rates, long-term unemployment and higher crime rates but as an alternative promoting upward mobility and communal growth. Join us as we strive to cultivate a strong generation through the power of holistic development. Our duty is to embrace and utilize community collaboration to help our young citizens create a positive future for themselves and others and meet the changing
demands of the 21st century.
If we fail to address issues of illiteracy (Language & Financial) and social development, which inevitably impacts socio-communicative competency and upward mobility, then we fail to recognize the importance of the development of humanity. Literacy, math and social development are prerequisites to prosperity!
Ms. Wright M.Ed., B.Ed., BA(Specialized Honours; Summa Cum Laude)., RECE
Founder & Director
Natasha Wright graduated from York University in 2012 attaining a MEd. [2012: Master of Education], BEd. [2011: Bachelor of Education], B.A. Spec. Hons. [2010: Sociology and Social Justice Studies], along with a professional certificate in Anti-racist research and practice [CARRP]. Infusing both sociology and education, Wright’s research interests revolve around processes of inclusion/exclusion, equity, anti-racism, minority schooling, disability studies, urban spaces and identity formation. As a quality education advocate and community worker, Wright contributes in various ways to promote access and equity particularly for marginalized students who experience difficulties in their urban setting(s) and/or within the educational realm. Wright is currently employed as an Ontario Certified Teacher [OCT] by the Toronto District School Board, serves the community and oversees educational initiatives through work done as an executive Board member within an education/advocacy organization; African Heritage Educators’ Network (AHEN)
We are excited that you are ready to join the movement of advancing children quality of life through Experiential Learning programs! We know that education inequality affects opportunities for specific groups of children and youth and often determines their outcome in life. At Wright Frame of Mind, we provide access to fundamental experiential learning/extra-curricular programs that allow children to further develop their literacy/math skills and attain necessary essential skills that are required to fully participate in the global knowledge economy.
The mission of Wright Frame of Mind Children’s Foundation is to invest in the education of children to improve literacy,math and social skills. We strive to attain these goals by :