about us

Educators on a bold mission to revolutionize arts education

Just BGRAPHIC is a not-for-profit organization evolving as a social enterprise. Our social conscience is rooted in the belief that students exposed to opportunity and supported with the right resources can develop the resilience and confidence that will fuel their academic success.

 

Ultimately, Just BGRAPHIC helps talented young artist take a fair shot at catching their dreams in an academic environment. We built programs that allow students focus on an artistic career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Video Playlist
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JBG Summer Camp 2015
JBG Summer Camp 2015
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Downviews recap 2015 2016
Downviews recap 2015 2016
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Westview recap video 2015-2016
Westview recap video 2015-2016
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We're not JUST artist. We are leaders. Innovators. Creators
We're not JUST artist. We are leaders. Innovators. Creators
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Life Series Conference - Sister Souljah
Life Series Conference - Sister Souljah
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Vaughan Road Academy 2016
Vaughan Road Academy 2016
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CW Jefferys After School Program
CW Jefferys After School Program
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Just BGRAPHIC Dowsnview 2015
Just BGRAPHIC Dowsnview 2015
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Dance Revolt 2015 - Janet Jackson Edition
Dance Revolt 2015 - Janet Jackson Edition
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JUST BGRAPHIC  & F-YOU Project #Triggers
JUST BGRAPHIC & F-YOU Project #Triggers
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Summit highlight video
Summit highlight video
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Just BGRAPHIC - Open house at St. Edmund #Campion
Just BGRAPHIC - Open house at St. Edmund #Campion
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Dance REVOLT 2014 @ Westview
Dance REVOLT 2014 @ Westview
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Just BGRAPHIC showcase at St. Edmund Campion 2013
Just BGRAPHIC showcase at St. Edmund Campion 2013
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Be You BGRAPHIC - Tumpane 2014
Be You BGRAPHIC - Tumpane 2014
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Supporting Artistic Children
Supporting Artistic Children
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Campion Summit
Campion Summit
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ElectroCity Sneak Peak
ElectroCity Sneak Peak
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Just BGRAPHIC
Just BGRAPHIC
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Just BGRAPHIC Youth Arts Project
Just BGRAPHIC Youth Arts Project
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Diverse, original and passionate, Just BGRAPHIC is a modern movement of progressive artist united with experienced educators on a bold mission to revolutionize arts education in Canadian schools. We have built our programs to align with the Ministry of Education Specialist High School Major (SHSM) Arts & Culture program mandates. We provide students and schools with experiential learning and career exploration activities that include conferences, symposiums, job fairs and tours of various professional art spaces. We also offer Reach Ahead experiences through our partnership with York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD).

 

We work with heart! Our slogan, “Be You. BGRAPHIC”, echoes the voices of aspiring artist on a quest to live authentically into their creative destiny. It fuels the commitment of our team to build safe, accessible, non-hobbyist programs for student to explore the nooks of their creative identity; and it gives licence to our trained facilitators to turn the taste of raw talent into an ambitious appetite for young artist. Founder, Kayode Brown identified a need for a creative space where students could be provided with more opportunities to pursue the arts in a non-hobbyist format that is directly aligned with the school curriculum. The intent is to educate students using the arts as the vehicle.

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meet the team

our leadership team

Our team of curriculum developers consist of teachers, principals and educational practitioners.  As a team we have over 50 ears of collective teaching and educational leadership experience spanning across various area of expertise. 

Kayode Brown Founder

instinctively creative progressive educator. Linkedin Twitter Founder Kayode Brown has been the visionary behind Just BGRAPHIC and has guided his team through a decade of

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Luther Brown

instinctively creative progressive educator. Linkedin Twitter Luther Brown is the Recently Retired Principal of The Africentric Alternative School (AAS) in Toronto. Prior to the AAS,

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Breeann Morgan-Hunt

instinctively creative progressive educator. Linkedin Twitter After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from York University, Breeann decided to teach English for a

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Shanelle Carvery

instinctively creative progressive educator. Linkedin Twitter Shanelle first joined the Just BGRAPHIC team as an educator for the summer arts program. In this position she

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meet the team

our Instructor team

Our instructors create a space where stigmas surrounding race, gender or sexual orientation are replaced with unity through artistic expression among vocalists, dancers, musicians and art enthusiasts.  All of our instructors are carefully selected from a multi-teired interview process and are pre-screened before working with us.  Each instructor that works with us has their police checks, first aid training, inclusive and equity training, workspace safety and how to work with youth.