WHY VOLUNTEER WITH THIS PROGRAM?
It is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3...
1. This program is supporting over 5000 students, educators, and families in the KW area!
2. This program is NOT part of the Canadian Curriculum, so it only available to the schools through independent organizations (such as ourselves) or extracurricular activities arranged by knowledgeable teachers!
3. You will be contributing to the mental, emotional and intellectual growth of 5000 students. The impact of this magnitude will be far-reaching and benefitting all future generations!
"Even if I was surrounded every day at home by my brother’s huge collection of cubes since I was 6 years old, I can say that I have taken cubing seriously the day I have met the Cuber’s Corner Team. Being part of KWCHEA Homeschool Group, offered me the chance to meet and join the Cuber’s Corner Team and now I really love working in a friendly team and enjoy all the new challenges that we encounter in our projects , especially teaching other children to solve the 3x3 Rubik’s cube.
My brother’s passion for cubing influenced me and now I am taking advantage of his cubes collection by practicing more time every day and learning how to solve all different kinds of cubes."
Matias Neiconi (age 9)
"My son has ADHD. I have ADHD. His challenges are verbal expression, tidal wave emotional responses, long processing conversion from short to long term memory, and low frustration tolerance. My challenges are low frustration tolerance, poor sleep quality, a very physical response to stress, and getting through to my son that he is not “stupid”.
This has been an intense two year journey transitioning from school to homeschool, getting through evaluations, therapies, and positive reinforcements.
I would say that one of the most impactful steps came in November when I first learned about the Rubik’s cube challenge headed up by Riley. I thought , to myself, could this be something concrete that would build up his self esteem?
I checked out Cuber’s Corner and approached my son about learning the cube and trying to break the work record along with Riley and his team. “Nope! No way! Not gonna do it!” That was the first response. We worked together on the idea of being part of a team, and how rare this opportunity was. About a week later he came around and we began.
He scored high in perceptual reasoning and he began to be intrigued with this three dimensional puzzle. As I spoke to him about small steps, one thing at a time, each step matters, check your work, and take a break- he would nod his head. Then he would throw the thing across the room!
Fast forward two months, and now he’s showing off his solving skills, he’s teaching an adult friend, and school related encouragements have become discussions instead of eye rolling, “mom is nagging me again to slow down”, type meltdowns.
Last week, when I was frustrated about technology and my ineptitude, I said “ Arrrrgh! I can’t do this!!!” He put his hand on my arm and said “No mom, you just can’t do it yet.” - 3 times!
You can’t put a price on that. We call it the “lessons of the cube” and I’m going to milk them for the next ten years!
We are so grateful that Riley has taken on this project, and that his mom is being so supportive of it. We are behind the concept 100%. Kids need to know this feeling of accomplishment! Thank you Cuber’s Corner!"
Homeschooling Mom (Kitchener)
"A lot of people look at cubing like it’s something that’s super hard to do, but I can say now that this isn’t true. I was only 8 years old when I started cubing back in 2016 and I remember that my parents suggested the activity would be a good brain exercise. Having the chance to constantly challenge myself, kept me hooked into cubing and soon I ended up with a big collection of different types of cubes, spending time to learn how to solve them all.
I have started practicing more and more every day, improving my solving times, so in 2017 I became a member of World Cube Association (WCA) and participated on my first cubing official competition, hosted in Pickering, Ontario. This was probably one of my favorite life experiences, just because it was awesome to meet all of these cubers from all around the world, get some tips from them, and meet some of the world-class cubers.
Being part of KWCHEA Homeschool Group, offered me the chance to meet and join the Cuber’s Corner Team. I really love working in a friendly team and enjoy all the new challenges that we encounter in our projects , especially teaching other children to solve the 3x3 Rubik’s cube.
Cubing is not like a sport where you compete against other people and a lot of the time you're just competing against yourself."
David Neiconi (age 12)