BtNL believes in empowering young leaders with the skills and confidence they need to achieve their dreams. Leadership and teamwork skills improve students ability to communicate, work with others, and raises their self confidence. They are taught to learn from their mistakes and approach challenges by thinking outside the box. We believe that each student's strengths and uniqueness is essential to accomplishing their goals.
To create life long leaders that will impact the world.
To build self confidence in the next generation of leaders, by creating an environment that promotes creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.
Online classes teach students leadership and teamwork skills through themed activity based learning.
LEADERS ARE READERS
A youth book club! This is an opportunity for students to read books together and discuss the story in a group. Our reading club will help students thoroughly understand the material, teach them to critically think and articulate their opinions. They will also practice empathy as they learn how to acknowledge and understand different opinions.
Every Wednesday, BtNL offers a Speaker Hour for students. Here we host different speakers that are experts in their fields. Students are able to engage with each other and our guests, ask questions, and participate in fun activities. Our Speaker Hour is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. Some of our past guests have included the Oregon Chief Judge for the Court of Appeals Jim Egan, and superstar chef Mahsa Darabi from the Food Network show Cutthroat Kitchen.
Our youth cycling team will continue to ride together in the fall months, by connecting virtually using the ZWIFT app. While staying dry and indoors, we will create personalized avatars and see each other on the screen for weekly rides together. This will allow us to continue to ride and stay connected. Each student will need to purchase an indoor trainer and a subscription to the ZWIFT app.
A movie club for kids! In a group, students will watch and discuss the themes of a popular movie while learning how to critically think and articulate their opinions. They will learn to recognize and dissect the elements of storytelling to go deeper into their understanding of what they like or didn’t like. It will be a chance for students to combine entertainment with learning.
MIDDLE SCHOOL JAM
Weekly online gatherings for middle schoolers where they can create community in a fun, safe, and healthy environment. We will discuss topics that challenge teens to think critically and openly with their peers. They will also participate in fun activities that promote healthy friendships, and community. Quarterly, students will work together to develop community service learning projects where they can learn servant leadership by giving back to their community.
A small group atmosphere where students can do their homework, be held accountable, ask questions, and receive support as needed. The instructors will be available 2x per week, per age group for 90 minutes. Sign up for a time slot and come prepared with your work.
COVID got you stressed? Well our kids are feeling it too, and many haven’t yet learned to communicate their needs and feelings. This can lead to outbursts, big emotional scenes, isolation, withdrawal and arguments. Coach Rachel is offering one on one coaching sessions to help increase your child’s emotional intelligence, self confidence and positive coping skills.
CREATIVITY AND LEADERSHIP
Students will be challenged to express themselves in new ways as they learn about their personal leadership identity. They will engage in fun creative leadership activities such as making friendship bracelets to learn about healthy relationships, and strength based leadership wall displays. These activities encourage self expression and help them identify their leadership strengths.
My almost 8yo son tried out the STEAM half day camp during Spring break and was absolutely thrilled to go back each day. He got a chance to be creative and he loved the idea of using materials at home to create different models and concepts. Rachel did a phenomenal job keeping him engaged despite having to conduct all sessions online. At the end of the camp, he asked to be enrolled in the next session. Great experience, highly recommend it!
Amisha Shah Punj
Mom of a 2nd Grader