Jo Gascoigne: A Special Educator
Since our founding more than 35 years ago, A Chance To Grow has relied heavily on the generosity of volunteers to sustain the growth of our organization. As the number and complexity of services grew, so too did the need for volunteers with diverse skills. ACTG’s cutting edge new therapeutic techniques attracted many professionals to support our worthy cause. One individual who saw the benefits of ACTG’s mission was Jo Gascoigne.
Jo began her illustrious academic career in 1958 as a physical education teacher in Mankato. She moved up to Minneapolis and began teaching at North High School and next moved to Wayzata where she served as a physical education teacher and trainer for elementary teachers. Click here to continue reading...
29th Annual Race for the Children
We are excited to invite you and your family to join us at A Chance To Grow’s 29th annual Race for the Children at Canterbury Park in Shakopee on Sunday, August 25!
Come out for a fun afternoon of live horse-racing, a lunch buffet, games, raffle prizes, a silent auction and more! Please visit ACTG.org to learn more and to register. We hope you’ll join us for this family-friendly day to support all the amazing programs and services at A Chance To Grow! For more information, please call us at (612) 789-1236.
Race for the Children Raffle
A Chance To Grow is holding a special grand prize raffle to support our organization's programs and services! Tickets are only $5 and are ON SALE NOW! The drawing will be held at 3:00 pm at Canterbury Park during our Race for the Children event on Sunday, August 25.
Tickets are available at A Chance To Grow (1800 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418), specifically at our reception desk. If you are unable to make it in to purchase a ticket, we invite you to call us at (612) 706-5560 to purchase your tickets and make arrangements.
Save $470 with Our Neurofeedback Intensive Special
Skip the summer slide and empower your child with a summer brain-training program that will help your child excel next fall. Choose from two different programs that meet your specific needs. We offer an in-home or in-clinic program tailored to your desired health outcomes. Space is limited, reserve your spot today! To learn more about the Summer Intensive programs, please follow this link or contact us at (612) 706-5551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-20 ACTG Workshops
Auditory Processing Workshop
1-day Auditory Processing workshop on Tuesday, August 13, 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Designed for SLPs, audiologists and educators working with small groups, this workshop introduces participants to normal aspects of auditory processing, auditory processing disorders, testing and the JIAS intervention. To register, please visit our website at ACTG.org. For more info or for questions, call us at (612) 789-1236.
This workshop is for educators who work with small groups including reading specialists and intervention teachers, Title I, special education and paraprofessionals. This one-day workshop includes a review of "typical" neurological development, hands-on time for activities and Make & Take sessions that allow for immediate implementation.
S.M.A.R.T. Boost-Up Plus
ACTG's popular summer intensive program returns from July 29-August 16! Open to children ages 5-15, this multi-sensory approach gives children the school readiness skills they need. This 2-week program incorporates the S.M.A.R.T. approach, motor work and other physical activities to enhance proper brain development, which influences a person's ability to learn, think and remember.
Brick Campaign Update
Thank you to everyone that contributed to our Buy a Brick campaign. Because of your generous donations, we were able to raise enough to fix the immediate safety concerns and allow the children of the Turnquist Child Enrichment Center to return to their playground!
Northeast Lions Club Donation
This spring, the NE Minneapolis Lions Club #02677 made a $15,000 donation to A Chance To Grow's Vision Clinic to provide eye exams and glasses for our uninsured clients! This donation allow us to treat vision problems early in a child's life and help prevent life-long negative impacts. Thank you very much to the Lions for their continued support of A Chance To Grow's mission and the whole NE Minneapolis community!
29th Annual ACTG Golf Classic
It was a great day at The Wilds Golf Club for our 29th annual Golf Classic! Thanks to everyone that came out and supported ACTG! Special thanks to Al from Beisswenger's Hardware & Power Equipment and Marty from the NE Minneapolis Lions Club #02677. We are very grateful for all your help in making this event possible!