Empowering Children through Writing

Finding their personal voice and connection to writing

  • Students will learn about various writing styles including persuasive, narrative, descriptive, expository, journalistic, and poetic writing

  • Students will explore real world issues as part of their writing journey; Writing pieces will connect to biodiversity, climate action, STEAM, sustainability, identity and equity

  • Students will learn to use their voice and words to connect to the reader

  • Students will explore sentence structure, descriptive word usage, and writing dialogue

  • Students will edit their work including word choice, organization, sentence structure

  • Students will share their work with peers and the instructor to receive constructive feedback

  • Contact us at [email protected] to learn more

Course curriculum

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    Writing on Purpose: Using my Words to Drive Change

    • Protecting our biodiversity-Using persuasive writing to send a letter to a local leader

    • Narrative story writing to explain the adventures of a real-life climate action hero/heroine

    • Descriptive writing about a character using STEAM for good

    • The ancient green cities-Historical writing about ancient and sustainable civilizations

    • The kid who…Writing a short story on a topic of interest from a child’s perspective

    • Reporting on Artificial Intelligence-Learning about journalistic writing and bias

    • Co-Editing my work-Choosing a written piece to co-edit with peers including word choice, organization, sentence structure, writing strategies

    • Creating a podcast or short movie on sustainable living for our grandparents

    • My identity-Exploring poetic writing, word usage, rhyme and rhythm

    • Designing a toy that lasts-Expository writing on how to design a sustainable toy

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Helping your child find their personal voice and connection to writing; Empowering children to see writing as the path toward change


Dr. Minna Allarakhia

Dr. Minna Allarakhia is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University. She is the founder of BioEndeavor and the Purposeful Learning school - seeking to inspire students to find their purpose and passion through STEAM for GOOD. For 2 years now, Dr. Minna Allarakhia has been designing a STEAM curriculum that connects to the real world, where STEAM is used by students to find solutions to our community level and global challenges. Students as young as 8 years old have found their voice and developed their critical and creative thinking skills through the BioEndeavor programs. The STEAM Accelerator is an initiative to empower middle and early high school students by sharing with and connecting students to exciting courses, programs, schools, and STEAM careers. Dr. Allarakhia fundamentally believes that students must be engaged as early as grade 6 on planning their high school courses, designing a purposeful, meaningful and cohesive extracurricular portfolio, and learning how to design their post secondary educational pathways. It is more than about "getting into university/college" for Dr. Minna Allarakhia. It is about enabling personal clarity for her students on what success, fulfillment and balance means today, in high school, in undergraduate, graduate school and in life itself. She brings vast experience across the sciences, engineering disciplines, and in the management of technological innovation as Faculty and as an entrepreneur. Dr. Minna Allarakhia has studied at a number of institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Her kind demeanor and deep commitment to all students has been appreciated by the 100s of students each she has taught.

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