Let’s Get Talking is an online interactive learning community in which families, youth and children are connected to our post-secondary Student Ambassadors.

Through this student-centred initiative, our diverse group of Student Ambassadors will provide motivation, encouragement and guidance to students and their families, while also providing insight into their own lived experiences as they navigated their educational journeys and what they learned from it. 

We can’t wait to meet all of you, let’s get talking!

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Our Goals

  • Motivate and better prepare students for the pursuit of higher-education.
  • Create a meaningful, inclusive and interactive learning experience for everyone.
  • Encourage parent and family involvement.
  • Foster peer connections and create empathy to build community.
  • Promote a philosophy of life-long learning for all.
  • Encourage, motivate and guide each other through story sharing.
  • Make learning equitable, accessible and adaptable.

LGTin5 Videos

A series of videos aiming to bring valuable information to youth and parents from the lived experiences of post secondary students in only 5 minutes!  Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Be the first to watch them.

Interested in a customized LGTin5 video for your organization, school or business?                                They’re great discussions starters or segway tools between topics that can be incorporated into trainings, presentations or workshops.  They’re also great as stand alone videos to share with your community.    Click on the button to learn more.

Topic:  Time Management        Language:  English

Topic:  Note Taking                  Language:  English

Topic: Parent/Child Communication (for parents)  Language: English

 

Topic: Post-Secondary Pathways                         Language:  Urdu/Hindi

Another LGTin5 Video Coming Soon!

Learning with ADHD
Applying for Scholarships

 

Topic:  Growing Up in  a Single Parent Household          Language:  English

Topic:  Women Working in  Male-Dominated Fields          (Part 1 of 2)                Language:  English

Topic: Women Working in Male-Dominated Fields      (Part 2 of 2)                                 Language: English

 

Upcoming Free Sessions

SPECIAL EVENT:  Let’s Get Together & Math It UP (Students + Parents) – DAY 1

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 4:30 – 5:45pm

Students Grade 5 – 8 + Parents

Come join our Student Ambassadors Mathmaticians who ABSOLUTELY LOVE MATH!!   Learn how they come to appreciate the subject, how they navigate challenges and seeked our resources to help them succeed.

The first half of the session involves a pre-recorded interview with a family who developed routines, strategies and found online resources to support math learning at home for their middle-age school son.

The second half of the session features a live interview with Vanessa Vakharia, Founder & CEO of The Math Guru and Author of Math Hacks.  Learn about her journey from struggle in math in the early years to becoming a well-known Education Innovator, Mathmatician and  Entrepreneur.  She was also a contestant on CBC’s Are you smarter than a 5th Grader!!

Each participant will receive a compliementary PDF copy of Let’s Get Together:  Succeeding In Math – inspirational stories from parents, students and educators.

Student Ambassadors: Shanza, Samuel, Sriya, Husnal, Suhavi                                                        Special Guest: Vanessa Vakharia, Education Innovator, Founder & CEO of The Math Guru, Author of Math Hacks

 

SPECIAL EVENT:  Let’s Get Together & Math It UP (Students Grade 5/6) – DAY 2

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 4:30 – 5:45pm
Students Grade 5 & 6

Come join our Student Ambassadors Mathmaticians who ABSOLUTELY LOVE MATH!!   Play & learn some fun math games created by the students and learn some helpful tips on how they come to appreciate the subject, how they navigate challenges and seeked our resources to help them succeed.

 

Each participant will receive a compliementary PDF copy of Let’s Get Together:  Succeeding In Math – inspirational stories from parents, students and educators.

 

Student Ambassadors: Shanza, Samuel, Sriya, Husnal, Suhavi

 

SPECIAL EVENT:  Let’s Get Together & Math It UP (Students Grade 7/8) – DAY 3

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 4:30 – 5:45pm
Students Grade 7 & 8

Come join our Student Ambassadors Mathmaticians who ABSOLUTELY LOVE MATH!! Play & learn some fun math games created by the students and learn some helpful tips on how they come to appreciate the subject, how they navigate challenges and seeked our resources to help them succeed.

Each participant will receive a compliementary PDF copy of Let’s Get Together:  Succeeding In Math – inspirational stories from parents, students and educators.

Student Ambassadors: Shanza, Samuel, Sriya, Husnal, Suhavi

PLAN & PREPARE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS – A guide for parents & students Grade 6 & up

TBA for October

We’re taking a short pause on our programs while our Student Ambassadors transition and adjust to the start of the new school year. 

Please send an e-mail to info@letsgettogether to join the waiting list

This presentation will help students Grade 6 & up understand what scholarships are and start their scholarship journey plan so they can apply with confidence in high school.  Session includes an introduction to creating your own scholarship journey plan.  Family participation is strongly encouraged.  Space is limited to 12 registrants.

Students Grade 6 & Up + Families

Families who attend our Plan & Prepare for Scholarships Workshop will be eligible to join our new family mentorship program coming this fall.

Student Ambassadors: Emahnee, TBA

PLAY & LEARN – Family Jeopardy

TBA for October

We’re taking a short pause on our programs while our Student Ambassadors transition and adjust to the start of the new school year. 

Please send an e-mail to info@letsgettogether to join the waiting list

Students Grade 3 – 8

Come join our Student Ambassadors as we play a game of Jeopardy.  Topics TBA                        Space is limited to 12 registrants. 

Student Ambassadors: Sravani, Sriya,

PLAY & LEARN with our STUDENT AMBASSADORS – Minecraft Education

 

DATE TBA                                                                                                                                          Students Grade 3 to 8

Come join some of our Student Ambassadors Gamers and other youth to explore the video game Minecraft.  Collaborate on a fun, interactive challenge while learning the importance of responsible gaming and digital citizenship.

Student Ambassadors:  Will

 

Past workshops/events:

  • 1st Year Post-Secondary Education – Plan & Prepare
  • Peer Pressure – Good, bad or both?
  • Self-care For Youth – Managing my health to reduce anxiety/stress
  • What can I do to be more productive with my learning at home?
  • Social Media Safety & Youth – Can you be cool & safe?
  • Play & Learn:  Jeopardy – topics covered cyberbullying, social media, peer pressure, self care
  • Play & Learn:  Minecraft Education – topics covered responsible gaming, digital responsibility & digital citizenship
  • Stress-less in High School
  • Transition to Canada (High school) Guest Speaker: Bharti Lorke School Settlement Worker
  • Plan & Prepare for Scholarships – A guide for student & parents (Grade 6 & up)
  • Play & Learn: Transition to Canada – topics covered language carriers, making friends, more
  • SPECIAL EVENT:  Math It UP – a series of 3 workshops hosted by 5 Post-secondary Student Mathmaticians.  Guest:  Vanessa Vakharia, The Math Guru as well as Parent Ambassador, Jorge Martinez & his son Sebastian,

 

Facebook Group

Let’s Get Together would like to invite parents, families and youth from all backgrounds (both domestic and international) to join our letsgettalkingTORONTO Facebook group and learn from our amazing group of Student Ambassadors in an inclusive, supportive and empowering community.  

#letsgettalking

Through Youths’ Eyes 

Encouraging youth across Ontario to speak up and share their perspective, ideas and solutions on issues that affect their education, family, well-being and community through an open, inclusive and respected platform that helps amplify youth’s voice within the greater community.

Read about what is on our Junior Student Ambassador’s minds today!

Let’s Get Together is currently looking for a group of diverse, compassionate and leadership-oriented post-secondary students or recent graduates from all backgrounds to act as Student Ambassadors for our Let’s Get Talking Initiative. 

As a Student Ambassador, you will provide motivation, encouragement and guidance to the members of our community, while also providing insight into your personal experiences through online forums, webinars and more.