"The work that we do creates positive disturbances or positive movement in our students’ lives and in our communities. We seek change in our society; the status quo is not acceptable. We seek to be agents of beneficial change for our children and the communities we serve. Most importantly, we strive to instill in our children the awareness that they are gifted and have a responsibility to share their gifts and thereby make a difference in their lives and the lives of others."
Providing The Educational Opportunities That Change Lives
Part of the Making Waves multifaceted approach involves ensuring that the children are properly nourished in order to learn. Statistics show that brain function is related to nutrition, and unfortunately, many Wave-Makers are less prepared to learn because they do not consume consistently nutritious meals on a regular basis. Both Making Waves Academy and Making Waves Education Program supply healthy meals and snacks to all students and the tutoring staff every day we operate. The food is low-fat and low-sugar as well as organically, sustainably, and locally farmed when possible. All meals emphasize a balanced diet and model for our students and families how to maintain a healthy eating regimen. A Health and Wellness component is a part of all our family and student group meetings and programs, and we sponsor an annual health fair for each division.