Life Labs 12 is the BrainBoost version of Graduate Transitions, the pod that guides you through a successful transition to life after high school in the areas of personal health, community connections and career and life. Michaela invites you to participate in real talk about so many things, from our culture, your hopes about the future to dealing with your peers, from your school and community to drugs and sex, from race and class to money and mental health.
Grade 12 is a year full of choices, excitement and stress. Where are you going? What will you do after high school? What is your plan for the future? How will you be healthy and happy along the way? All these questions can leave your head spinning and give you the nagging feeling that you are running late. Good news: you know more than you think. Join Michaela to unlock the knowledge of yourself. Your values, skills, strengths and passions can be harnessed to answer these big questions. Practically, you will get to have a work experience and learn all about the financial musts of becoming independent. We will hear the stories of people who continue to walk the path of self-discovery and we will learn about keeping life in balance. After all, you can’t be late for your own life.
Your Teacher – Markie Giammarino
Markie has a curiosity for all subjects and while teaching primarily math he caters to the diverse course load of his students. When Markie graduated high school in 2005 he started working with Brainboost and continued to do so while obtaining his degree in psychology and philosophy at UBC. From installing gardening boxes at the Hub to bringing in weekly baked goods to provide for Brainboost’s charitable programs, Markie loves making use of his passions to help contribute to the overall aura of the hub. This upcoming year, Markie will lead the Sustainability 12 class through an activity of public restoration with the “Salmonids in the Classroom” program through the winter and spring. Students will foster juvenile salmon before releasing them into local estuary systems while learning how Markie’s favorite animal, the salmon, is a substantial element of many BC ecosystems. Markie’s interests are not just limited to gardening and wildlife. He’s also an avid sports fan, home renovator and an imaginative cook. The opportunity to facilitate the growth of a person and to help them find their own source of passion motivates Markie to find the best way he can assist his students in their endeavours.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
What are the dates?
Full Year: September 14 – June 21
What ages is it appropriate for?
15 – 17
What credits can be earned?
Grad Transitions 12