Customize an After-School Program!
After-School programs are customized to meet your school’s unique needs and vary in length from a few weeks to the entire school year.
All programs utilize research-based curriculum from Mindful Schools, a leader in mindfulness education, and MBSR-T, a stress-reduction program developed at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and adapted for teens by Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT.
The young people in our programs begin and end each class with formal mindfulness practice — then move, create, and learn to bring mindfulness into activity with creative projects and imaginative play.
Grades 1-5: After-school programs for children (ages 5-11) aim to honor the inner-life of the child by entering mindfulness practice through the door of the imagination. Content includes movement, storytelling, cooperative games, active play, sustainability projects, and mindful eating.
Grades 6-12: After-school programs for youth (ages 12-17) aim to foster academic success and career readiness through strengthening attentional skills and executive function, affecting the development of brain architecture, and providing the foundation for learning, pro-social behavior, and health.
Teen programs also explore how mindfulness is helping diverse populations including professional athletes, performing artists, and technology innovators to find their optimal performance zone, excel in their fields of interest, and cultivate a stability of mind that is easily accessed during difficult times.
(1.)Lazar, Harvard, 2011 (2.)Mindful Schools, University California, Davis, 2011