June 19, 2020

You probably have heard or read it somewhere, maybe from your parents, or maybe you are a parent and you’ve told your child: “listening to classical music makes you smarter”. 

In 1991, Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis was the first to talk about the Mozart Effect. In his book Pour...

May 8, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, thousands of schools across the globe are closed indefinitely. Children are stuck at home with online school, while parents work from home. While many tend to look at temporary closures as a period of rest, this current situation has pushe...

March 22, 2020

BranchOut!, as part of Veritas Education Leaders, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, has partnered with STEP Mentorship and Girls Who Math to uphold the standards of learning. Ever since the closure of the public school systems in the country, BranchOut! student lea...

January 10, 2020

On December 2nd, 2019, BranchOut!’s Innovator team won third place overall in Virginia District 10 in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a national competition for students to create an app and present it to the public. 

Innovator is a team consisting of 20+ st...

October 21, 2019

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 is the fourth annual BranchOut! celebrate event. About 300 people from DC, Maryland, and Virginia gathered at the Kreeger Auditorium to attend this regional event.

This year, we had Tony lodge, Ryan McElveen, and Paul Li as guest speakers. The...

As the school year ends, many high school students struggle to find the answer to one question of what they will do over the summer. With a plethora of options to choose from, from a summer job to tackling summer online PE, students tirelessly search for an activity th...

October 9, 2019

On June 15, 2019, BranchOut! STEM Education had its fourth annual training at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Virginia. Founded in 2016, the organization’s main purpose is to spread STEM education to underserved communities and improve inter-community u...

September 21, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, about 40 BranchOut! student mentors and parents took part in BranchOut!'s DC National Mall trash pickup event.

About 10 student leaders got to the National Mall at 8am to set up and meet with the staff from the National Pa...

September 21, 2019

This past summer marked the 4th year of BranchOut! STEM Education’s mentoring program, with its largest range of mentors and mentees yet, consisting of 132 mentors and 9 mentoring locations serving over 600 students. BranchOut! mentors have been able to make strides in...

August 30, 2019

Arriving at Patrick Henry Homeless Shelter, I thought that similar to the children at the Willston Community Center, they merely came to the shelter for a summer camp. But, it was when I heard the kids say that they were going up to their apartment, saying that they we...

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