About L.I.F.T.

From peer pressure and bullying to self respect and leadership, L.I.F.T. is an ‘Edu-taining’ experience’ that helps youth create important foundations for success!

Hosted by award-winning motivational speaker, hip-hop artist, actor and University of Toronto Architectural graduate a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL, L.I.F.T. (Laying Important Foundations Together) is made up of two components; motivational talks and a series of incredible workshops ranging from beat-boxing to media literacy.  a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL was presented with the 2004 Ontario Councilor’s Association Certificate of Appreciation, the 2011 Scarborough Urban Hero Award, the 2012 was Medal of Appreciation from the United Nations Association of Canada, and recently received the 2014 Black Canadian Role Model Award.

SUBLIMINAL is ready to help elevate the students across the GTA and around the globe.  By using his background in the film/music industry, talents in rapping and beat-boxing and his degree in architecture, Subliminal knows how to engage the students in a variety of fun and interactive ways that the youth will find interesting and understand.  Whether speaking about peer pressure, leadership or respect, a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL’s message is always clear, encouraging students to set goals, embrace education, respect themselves and to reach for their personal best.

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“This year TEDx St Mary CS School invited Sean Mauricette to be one of the featured speakers at our event. Sean’s talk was funny, moving, motivational and inspiring. He connected with our audience of mostly teens and was able to make his message relevant to them. He is so personable that he makes the audience like him instantly.  Sean is the kind of speaker that moves an audience from listening to the message, to hearing the message, to embracing and living the message. If you want him to reach your audience with a positive and powerful message Sean is someone you want at your event.” ~ Craig Zimmer, TEDx St. Mary CS School Organizer and Teacher

“Sean…gave many examples of how both personal interests have sometimes meshed and provided amazing opportunities for him.  These middle school students were mesmerized by his honesty and charismatic presentation… he is absolutely amazing with students and harnesses their attention as soon as he introduces himself.” ~ Wendy Banhan, VP, Greenholme JMS, Toronto District School Board

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Perfect for school assemblies, each presentation is a 1 hour interactive, high energy, ‘edu-taining’ experience for students combining music and teacher supported dialogue,

suitable for grades 4-6, 7-8, 9-12 • College & University

Tech. requirements: In house PA system and digital projector

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L.I.F.T. Core Values:

  • Promoting peace in your school and community
  • working together towards a common goal
  • The importance of being a leader and not a follower
  • Emphaising the importance of education
  • The importance of trying new things

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The program also touches on the following themes:

  • Importance of education
  • Character educationEquity
  • Equity
  • Peer Pressure
  • Bullying
  • Respecing/Believing in yourself
  • Staying positive
  • Gangs
  • Violence
  • Utilising talents
  • Reaching your goals
  • Pathways to success
  • Self respect
  • Being responsible for ones own actions
  • Equality
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L.I.F.T. Sample Program (1 hour motivational talk):

Subliminal welcome and introduction – 5 minutes

Theme Topics (in consultation with the organizer) – 35 minutes

Question and Answer period – 10 minutes

Interactive teacher and student finale (beat-boxing/rapping/singing) – 10 minutes

60 minutes Total

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L.I.F.T. Sample Program (1.5 hour workshop):

Each workshop for the exception of the Music production workshop requires 1-1.5 hours. Please note: the Music production workshop requires 2 hours/5 days or 1 full school day

Subliminal welcome and introduction – 5 minutes

Interactive instruction – 45 minutes

Youth participation/activity – 30 minutes
Q & A / Comments – 10 minutes
To view L.I.F.T. testimonial videos please visit the LIFTourYouth.com/YouTube page