Our mission is to help youth transform harmful behavior and lead meaningful lives through mindfulness meditation and emotional awareness.
The core purpose of MBA Project is to awaken the intrinsic value of youth. We accomplish this through groundbreaking mindfulness-based direct service work that empowers incarcerated and at-risk youth to overcome trauma, transform negative behaviors, and find real freedom from the inside. Our seasoned team of instructors provide concrete tools to reduce stress, impulsivity and violent behavior and increase self-esteem, self-regulation and overall well-being. Our youth learn powerful new methods of responding to the challenges they face in the present, so they can build a foundation for a healthy and fulfilling future.
MBA’s services are based on the best practices in meditation, group-process modalities, and social and emotional learning models. MBA is at the cutting edge of developing evidence-based mental rehabilitation interventions in youth vernacular: training that is relevant to youth’s lives. MBA also fulfills its mission through training youth service providers and conducting innovative research to advance the field. It is our experience that youth who possess more positive internal assets (including high self-esteem and self reliance, social and emotional competencies, and positive values) are more likely to lead successful lives as adults in their communities.