Confidence Breeds Success
Boost-Up Plus is a 3-week multisensory summer camp for children ages 5-11 that focuses on stimulating physical and cognitive development through fun and challenging gross motor, fine motor, vision and auditory activities. Incorporating elements of A Chance To Grow’s S.M.A.R.T. approach, the program is able to influence a child’s ability to learn, think and remember, ultimately giving them the confidence they need to achieve success in and out of the classroom.
Boost your child’s body and brain at our multisensory summer camp. The program incorporates developmentally appropriate gross and fine motor, auditory and vision work through a fun and challenging set of physical activities designed for healthy brain development!
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Social Motor Works Summer Camp
Social Motor Works is a 3-week summer camp (14 days total) for children ages 5-11 that addresses concerns related to social skills, executive functioning, motor skills and reflexes, reading environmental cues, problem solving and time management. This program provides participants with tools to use in a variety of social situations as well as ways to manage one’s resources to achieve a goal. Participants will work in small groups led by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. > Click here to learn more about the program!
For more information, including costs or questions, please contact Katie Hansen at (612) 706-5519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Motor Works and Boost-Up Plus are being offered during the same 3-week period. If you would like your child to have an all-day experience, please let us know by selecting both programs on the inquiry form.
Control school anxiety and help your child to manage fear and calm the mind. In this seminar, you’ll learn the factors most common in children who struggle with school anxiety and discover what is happening within the brain. Click here to learn more about the seminar!
That’s One S.M.A.R.T. Teacher!
30th Annual Golf Classic at The Wilds Golf Club
We’re excited to announce the date for our 30th annual Golf Classic event!
Thank you to our supporters!
We would like to thank the Northeast Minneapolis Lions Club, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Second Harvest Heartland for helping us host our Socks for Santa and Family Fun Night events in December.
Personal Care Assistants - Hire a Family Member or a Friend!
Are you struggling to care for a loved one with special needs? If so, we invite you to consider our Home-Based Services programs, featuring personal care assistants (PCA), homemaking and respite care. ACTG’s experienced team is dedicated to helping families achieve positive outcomes by providing custom plans tailored to each situation. Even better, our services allow clients to hire a family member or a friend to serve as the PCA, so that your loved ones are cared for by someone they know. To see if you qualify, please call us at (612) 789-1236 to find the right program for your family!
Turnquist Child Enrichment Center Now Hiring
Do you have a passion for helping children? Become part of a hard-working, highly dedicated team of teachers taking care of toddlers and infants in the Turnquist Childcare Enrichment Center! Working for A Chance To Grow offers competitve pay starting at $14/hour, PTO, paid holidays, medical and dental benefits. We are currently hiring for two positions:
Advanced-Brain Seminar Series - Holistic Ways to Strengthen the Brain
A Chance To Grow is excited to announce our Advanced-Brain Seminar series hosted by Kelly Pittman, Director of Neurotechnology at ACTG. Each seminar will explore how the brain copes with various levels of trauma and provide participants with strategies to re-train the brain to overcome these challenges. There will be ample time for questions at each seminar. Registration for each seminar is now open at ACTG.org!
ADHD: Learn About the Distracted Brain and Holistic Strategies to Help Focus
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -- 6:30-8:00pm
ADHD can be a challenging diagnosis for the entire family. In this seminar, you’ll discover what is happening in the brain of a person who struggles with attention issues and how different holistic strategies can help to minimize or eliminate symptoms.
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School Anxiety: How to Calm the Highjacked Brain
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 -- 6:30-8:00pm
Take control of school anxiety and empower your child to manage their fears and calm their mind. In this seminar, you’ll learn the most common factor in all kids who struggle with school anxiety. Discover what is happening within the brain of an anxious child and learn of possible environmental causes. Holistic strategies will be discussed to help you empower your child to manage their fears and calm their mind.
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For more information, questions about registration, or if you are interested in bringing our Advanced-Brain Seminar to your organization, please contact Kelly at (612) 706-5551 or email email@example.com.
Acoustic Pioneer - Auditory Processing Intervention
A Chance To Grow's Auditory Clinic is now offering a new online auditory intervention, called Acoustic Pioneer. This computer-based program offers multiple activities that can easily be done in the home.
2019-2020 S.M.A.R.T. Workshops
Space is still available for several of our upcoming S.M.A.R.T. and S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K Workshops!
If you sign-up two weeks in advance of any workshop, you will recieve a $25 discount! Register now at ACTG.org/workshops and be sure to subscribe to our S.M.A.R.T. newsletter for helpful
tips to implement the program in any setting!
Personal Care Assistants - Hire a Family Member or a Friend!
Are you struggling to care for a loved one with special needs? If so, we invite you to consider our Home-Based Services, featuring personal care assistants (PCA), homemaking and respite care. ACTG’s experienced team is dedicated to helping families acheive positive outcomes by providing custom plans tailored to each situation. Additionally, our services allow clients to hire a family member or a friend to serve as the PCA. To see if you qualify, please contact us by calling (612) 789-1236, or visit ACTG.org to find the right program for your family!
For more information and to inquire about the program, please visit ACTG.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Tournament & Race for the Children Raise Over $57,000!
Thank you to everyone who came out this summer to support ACTG at our 29th annual Golf Tournament and Race for the Children events! With your support, we raised more than $63,000 combined at both of our fundraising events!
Support ACTG with Amazon Smile
A Chance To Grow is now participating in Amazon Smile to generate additional support for our programs and services! We encourage you to visit smile.amazon.com and in the search box that says, “Pick your own charitable organization,” type in “A Chance To Grow”. On the next
screen, select “A Chance To Grow” located in Minneapolis, MN (second available choice) and then continue shopping!
Northeast Bank Donation
In celebration of Sheet Metal Connectors, Inc.’s 50 years in business in Northeast Minneapolis, Northeast Bank made a donation of $1,000 on their behalf to A Chance To Grow at a ceremony on October 10 at ACTG’s facility.
Thank you to both organizations for your dedicated support to ACTG’s programs & services.
Thank You Vision Department!
This past month, we said goodbye to three of our longest-tenured staff members, Dr. Michelle Taylor, Dr. Janyce Moroz and Georgette Paquette. For more than 25 years, these three amazing women have operated ACTG’s Vision Clinic and helped thousands of children improve their ability to see. After many years and many clients, they are all retiring from A Chance To Grow. We are extremely grateful for their dedicated service to helping every individual reach their full potential!
As such, ACTG’s Vision Clinic will be temporaily closed until new staff can be hired and trained. ACTG is happy to provide referrals to other clinics and practitioners if you or a loved one is in need of vision services.