As the Site Coordinator for the Bright Futures Program at Romulus Middle School, Brett Braun is thrilled about working with the teachers and students of Romulus! After growing up in Redford and Westland, Brett graduated from Albion College in 2005 with a degree in History and English with a concentration in Secondary Education. Following a brief stint in Kalamazoo, Brett moved to New York City with his wife, Erin. As a certified Social Studies teacher, Brett taught Middle School in the South Bronx for seven years before taking a role at a service learning non-profit in New York. After ten years in NYC, Brett, Erin, and their one-year old son Hudson made the move back to Michigan to be closer to family. When Brett isn’t teaching, he can be found cheering for the Detroit Tigers, reading non-fiction, and teaching his son how to throw a curveball. Brett is incredibly excited to work with the students and families at Romulus Middle School in order to support this next generation of scholars and leaders.
The program at Romulus Middle School will focus on student voice, empowerment, and agency. This is a space for the students to challenge themselves and move out of their comfort zones with the support of their classmates and Bright Futures staff members. We will meet for 2.5 hours every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to encourage academic growth, cultivate our curiosity, and grow as a community. Our program will be divided up into two main sessions. Structured academic time will provide students with a safe, productive atmosphere in which to complete homework or find challenging activities to supplement their classwork. We will also have an assortment of club options in which students can participate, including but not limited to: fitness, art, drama, science, engineering, building, computer science, gaming, trivia, writing, history, and math clubs. These clubs will allow students to explore various topics in unique and engaging ways and will reflect student interests.
This program is free for the families of Romulus Middle School and will go from 2:50-5:20PM each day. Snack and dinner will be provided for students who attend. This program goes through the school year and even includes a 6-week summer program during break. In addition to our everyday programming, we also organize family nights, field trips, and special events throughout the year.