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Sign up for our Mindfulness Fundamentals course now!

Our foundational Using Mindfulness with At-Risk Youth online training is now available to take any time. “On Demand” Course – Register any time! In this 6-week online training, participants will receive a general overview of mindfulness facilitation with at-risk youth. Topics include: an...

Join Guiding Lights and support ongoing meditation groups inside juvenile hall!

Guiding Lights: Monthly Donor Program A small monthly gift to the Mind Body Awareness Project is an easy, affordable way to support us in our mission. Since 2000, we have been continually expanding our efforts to reach more at-risk youth in the Bay Area. Your monthly donation can make a huge...

We delivered over 500 holiday cards to incarcerated youth!

As part of #GivingTuesday, we set out on an ambitious goal: to give a holiday card to every incarcerated youth in the Bay Area. We asked people around the country to mail us handwritten cards answering the question: “when you’re in a hard place, how do you free your mind?” Over the last...

October 2019 Newsletter – NEW Online Trainings, Mindful Magazine, and Expanded Services in Alameda County

Keeping it real: NEW Online Trainings Keeping It Real: Youth Engagement Fundamentals. (A 3 part series) We are excited to roll out the result of two decades of refining and testing MBA’s curriculum and interventions about what actually works to build and sustain connections with youth. As we...

June 2019 Newsletter – New Program to Work with Adult Prison Population

Mind Body Awareness Project launches new program to work with adult prison population! Mind Body Awareness Project is excited to announce a new program that will be expanding our community impact in the Bay Area mental health and criminal justice system! In January we launched our pilot with the...

Isaac’s Story

“MBA gave me a whole new view on life,” says Isaac, who was introduced to the MBA Project while incarcerated. “When I was a little kid I was embarrassed by the fact that we were poor so if I seen something that I wanted, I’d take it.” “I mean look at me today,...

Jerome’s Story

Jerome was a fidgety 14-year-old in the first MBA group in a juvenile hall mental health unit. He had a habit of constantly interrupting facilitators to ask off-topic questions and to break out in bouts of uncontrollable laughter without prompt, often causing the rest of the youth to join in. His...

Jonathan’s Story

“MBA Project taught me how to be a better person. They taught me how to do things better, how to cope with my emotions better, how to cope with other people better.” Because of the generosity of our supporters, Jonathan was able to develop the skills he needed in order to become the...

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