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).
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.
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.
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.