Peace In Schools
Our mission is to liberate mind and heart through teen-centered, transformative mindfulness education.
Bottom Line for Portland
So many teens are in dire need of social-emotional support but are unable to find it; your support provides access. Our Mindful Studies course provides teens refuge, community & life-long tools for wellbeing - all offered during the school day as a for-credit class. 600 teens at 8 Portland public high schools will receive effective, practical and transformative mindfulness tools this year, with 94% of teens reporting that what they learned supported them in relation to anxiety or depression.
“This class has helped me through some very hard times in my life, and the relationship I’ve built with myself is irreplaceable.”
“A long-term mindfulness practice will serve me well, and I’m not sure how I would’ve found it without it being offered at my school.”
- Teen Mindful Studies Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We believe wellbeing is a human right, which is why we center equity and racial justice in all aspects of our work: our systems, policies, curricula, and interactions. Our approach to mindfulness education is designed to be implicitly and explicitly anti-oppressive in approach and content. While our classes are open to all students, Johns Hopkins University research has shown that our program equitably serves BIPOC youth, teens from low-income families, LGBTQ+ youth, and those with high rates of childhood trauma.
We have a generous Portland donor who will provide a 1:1 match for the first $15,000 of donations we receive. Donate any amount and be entered to win some exclusive swag from Peace in Schools, including t-shirts from Portland Ink!