New Space!

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 by Tricia Hexter | Uncategorized

For those of you that have been around for awhile, you know that I have taken over the building behind me this past summer. If you are new here, well, you are just in time! Construction has gone a bit slower than I hoped, but we are finally close to the end of the project. It's somewhat usable right now with a temporary furniture set-up, but the kids have been super excited to go learn back there! Opening up this new space will allow GPI4L to expand it's offerings to include birthday parties, special events, art classes, group sessions, yoga, and more! The sky is really the limit! If there is something you wish to see in the offerings, please send an email to gpinstituteforlearning@gmail.com. We would love to hear your suggestions!

Right now we are currently running a variety of offerings, including group and private sessions. We have pre-k through high school offerings. Orton-Gillingham, math, Spelling/Phonics, ACT/SAT Prep, College Essay Writing, Handwriting Without Tears, and more! Beyond core content, we are excited to be offering My Worried Mind to start addressing the anxiety and stress our students are feeling. We are currently working on a partnership with another local company called Healthspan to be able to offer our students a session in the Somadome. Stay tuned for discounts and information about this! It's really exciting! 

Our staff is growing, our offerings are growing, our space is growing, and our students are growing! We are so proud of the work we do and strive to continue to deepen our roots in this community. It is our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to sharing our news with you! Take a small peek into the first floor of our new space! I will post more pictures as we set up the space more permanently!

New Class for Grades 6th-8th!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Tricia Hexter | Uncategorized

We are so excited to announce the much needed class called MY WORRIED MIND. It is normal to feel worried.  We all have worries about things that have happened or will happen.  It is important to know what our worries are and recognize the signs and feelings that come with worry and anxiety.  In this class, through writing, drawing, stories and conversation,  students will learn how to recognize the worry, how it feels and the response that comes with it.  Students will learn how to respond to the worry to feel empowered and resilient.  Students will be exposed to tools for managing worry and come away with a visual toolbox representation of their own worry warrior tools.   

When: Wednesdays, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26 

Where: GPI4L 18164 Mack Ave, GP

How Much: $240 ($60 per session)

Who: This course is taught by Aimee Miller. She is a Behavioral Therapist who has a Master's in Trauma and Resiliency along with a BA in education with a major in Emotional Impairment. She has also done graduate work in behavior intervention in autism. 

For: Any student in grades 6th-8th.

*Additional classes will be added based on demand. This class will be limited to 8 students. If you are interested in this class, but your student is not in 6-8th grade, please send us an email at gpinstituteforlearning@gmail.com with the grade level you are interested in having this class for. We do plan to add classes for upper elementary (3rd-5th) and high school (9th-12th).

*Classes will continue in February based on demand.

Thankful!

Monday, November 29, 2021 by Tricia Hexter | Uncategorized

Hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends! I enjoyed having my son home from college and my little gang back together again! Would love some feedback as we hope to finish the back building up soon. It's taken way longer than expected, so I am anxious to get in there!

Many of you were active members at the Robot Garage when it was here in Grosse Pointe Park. I have been talking with a few people about getting a Lego group going for elementary age students and see how that goes. It can lean towards a robotics class or simply just stay Lego building, but would love your feedback!

Also, any suggestions of courses or activities you would like to see at GPI4L? Send them our way! The back building will be more of an open concept and will allow for different types of activities!

Here is what's coming:

*New SAT and ACT Prep Courses are scheduled for early 2022! If you are interested in either course, please reach out as space is limited!

*College Essay Writing is scheduled for early 2022, as well!

*The Whole Child taught by an Occupational Therapist

*Orton-Gillingham 

*My Worried Mind coming in 2022!

*Birthday Parties

*Summer Programs will be announced in late March!


As we enter the craze of the holiday season, take time to be present and enjoy it. I am grateful for every single family that has trusted us with your children. Happy Holidays!

The GPI4L Staff!