Data News Staff Edited Report
On Saturday, July 24, 2021, BrainStorm Educational Services will be hosting Teen Brain Spark 2021. This event is being held at Alice Harte Charter School, 5300 Berkley Avenue in Algiers.
Teen Brain Spark 2021 is a back-to-school summit that will include live entertainment, motivational speakers, educational resources and give a way’s from local partners such as Raising Canes and Chick fil A Restaurants.
The host for this event is Destinee Singleton, MSW a recent graduate of SUNO. The main guest speaker is local author, community leader and motivational speaker, Jared Green. Jared, also known as Jared the Dreamer, is currently promoting his soon to be released book entitled, Madam Mayor, which features New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell.
BrainStorm Educational Services is a non-profit organization established in 2003 by local educator Tonia L. Muse-Baker and her husband, the late Andrew Wilson Baker, III. The mission of BrainStorm Educational Services is to collaborative work with individuals in improving their literacy, self-confidence, and self-esteem as they become productive and self-sufficient citizens. BrainStorm has sponsored various events such as Breakfast with Santa, book giveaways and Prime Time Family Reading sessions.
Teen Brain Spark is the result of hearing a news story that many youths will experience “re-entry anxiety” due to the experiences and losses throughout the Pandemic. Mental Health Experts will be on hand to provide resources as well. It will be like a one stop shop, fill up your “backpack” for a successful year.
The event is free; however, we are asking all who wish to participate to register at www.eventbrite.com If you type “brain” in the search box, you should be able to find the event to get an e-ticket. Follow us on Facebook at brainstormeducationalservices and Instagram @brainstormeducationalservices.
Dwayne Powell, III will be participating in BrainStorm Educational Services’ 2021 Teen Brain Spark 2021. Dwayne recently finished 8th grade at Lake Forest Charter School and will be entering high school in the fall.
Host: Destinee M. Singleton, MSW. She is a recent graduate of SUNO. She finished with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She’s very active in her church and has a passion for helping others live a fulfilling life.
Main Guest Speaker: Jared Green “Jared the Dreamer”- Author/Speaker/Community Leader.
He is a local children’s book author. His new book, entitled. “Madam Mayor” is soon to be released. His goal is to put 13.000 books in the hands of children across the City of New Orleans.