Isaac’s Story
Sep01

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, I’m off probation. All that time I spent incarcerated was time I used thinking and trying to better myself… That’s what it really comes...

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Jerome’s Story
Jan21

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 behavior irritated some of the other youth, and unit staff sometimes had to intervene. After another round of spontaneous group laughter,...

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Jonathan’s Story
Dec09

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 grounded and relaxed person he is today. Want to help more youth like Jonathan? Donate to the Mind Body Awareness...

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Michael’s Story
Aug28

Michael’s Story

“I was there when my brother got shot. It messes me up and I can’t sleep. MBA has helped me be able to sleep faster. I used to just snap at people. MBA helped me with that.” Michael participated in the MBA Project when he was incarcerated. He was released in fall 2014 and continues to practice meditation. He is heading to community college this fall. Want to help more youth like Michael? Donate to the Mind Body...

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