Community Service: Community service is very close to BrainStorm’s heart. Its members have performed at benefit concerts, volunteered at community fundraisers, started churches in inner cities, worked for the Peace Corps, and done service trips to everywhere from South Carolina to the Dominican Republic, Australia, and beyond. BrainStorm tutors are truly global citizens, and seek to mentor their students in both service-oriented and academic skill sets.
Check back soon for upcoming community service opportunities through BrainStorm!
Youth Group Donations: BrainStorm tutors have been able to successfully apply their skills in one-on-one tutoring to community services by helping out local youth groups in the North Jersey area. Every week, tutors donate hours to the St. Paul’s Youth Group in Ramsey, as well as the Powerhouse Christian Church in Wyckoff. Though BrainStorm has expanded its service throughout the globe, it continues to serve the needs of the local community.
Education Trips: What’s more fun than learning while traveling the world? In keeping with the company’s mission statement “to enable and inspire learners… to pursue personal excellence,” BrainStorm is in the midst of planning domestic & international trips for its students for the purpose of expanding and enriching their understanding of the world around them. More information forthcoming.
Rotary International: One of BrainStorm’s community service partners is Rotary International, the world’s largest non-faith-related service organization in the world. BrainStorm appreciates and seeks to emulate Rotary’s fantastic slogan: “Service Above Self.” In upcoming months we hope to collaborate with local Rotary clubs on several service projects for the improvement of our neighbors’ lives.
BrainStorm’s co-owner and -manager, Scott Doty, boasts a special connection to Rotary. In 2003 he was awarded the prestigious Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, which funded his Masters degree in Australia in 2005. In appreciation of this fantastic opportunity, Scott hopes to continue to be a service leader in his community by “promoting cross-cultural understanding and cooperation” and serving others above self, be it through collaboration with local Rotary clubs or otherwise.