To bring mindfulness education to young people, fostering compassion, resilience and self-awareness when teens struggle with feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2014, Peace in Schools launched the first for-credit, public high school mindfulness course in the nation. Its program is offered in eight high schools in partnership with Portland Public Schools. This year, it will serve more than 1,600 teens. Ninety-seven percent of its students report significant positive changes in their emotional and mental health.
"The difference I see in my students from the beginning of class to the end of class is amazing. We need more of this in our schools—every student could benefit!" —Kathyrn Wolff, counselor, Wilson High School
An anonymous donor will match the first $20,000 in G!G donations to Peace in Schools. Barre3 will offer a free class pass to the first 50 donors of $50 or more. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a one-year membership to Unfold Studio.
How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?
$10 provides a Portland high school student with five hours of mindfulness-based social-emotional education.
How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?
$50 provides 10 teens with access to Teen Mindfulness Night, a community of teens focused on acceptance, compassion and tools for healthy living.