MBA teams up with Urban Tilth
Jul29

MBA teams up with Urban Tilth

On June 28th, the MBA Project presented our 5th annual daylong training with Urban Tilth, a community-based organization in West Contra Costa County. Urban Tilth teaches urban youth and members of local communities how to build sustainable, local and healthy food systems with various year-round apprenticeships or volunteer opportunities. MBA Project helped to promote interdependence and interpersonal effectiveness among 50 youth...

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Strengthening School Attachment at Bridgepoint
May25

Strengthening School Attachment at Bridgepoint

Dr. Julie Mirshad teaches science and health at Bridgepoint High School, a continuation school for students, who, for various reasons, didn’t succeed in traditional schools and need extra time and support to catch up academically to the rest of their peers. Dr. Julie quickly noticed the impact MBA Project groups had on her students. “Meditation really got the kids to think about things on a different level and it also caused them to...

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Oakland Floats offers float to MBA Project supporters!
Apr27

Oakland Floats offers float to MBA Project supporters!

Relax and rejuvenate your mind and body with a seventy-five minute float tank experience at Oakland Floats. You would be laying down in 10 inches of warm saltwater, free from gravity and light, and entering into a state of deep relaxation, pain relief, and creative exploration. Donate a minimum of $45 and receive this $75 value in support of mindfulness-based services for incarcerated and at-risk youth in the Bay Area. Receive your...

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MBA Project creates “Freedom 3-Pack” with Stop, Breathe & Think app
Apr25

MBA Project creates “Freedom 3-Pack” with Stop, Breathe & Think app

Program Director Micah Anderson has teamed up with the Stop, Breathe & Think app to create the “Freedom 3-Pack,” which is now available for download. Micah’s guided meditations focus on learning how to work with distractions, slowing the mind, and fostering self-forgiveness. Having worked with hundreds of youth in Bay Area juvenile halls and continuation schools, Micah guides listeners through an experience grounded in the MBA...

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Spring 2016 Program Updates
Feb26

Spring 2016 Program Updates

We are continuing to provide 6 ongoing weekly groups at the Alameda County juvenile hall as well as a weekly group at Camp Sweeney. We are also providing 3 ongoing groups at the San Mateo YSC, in addition to a regular cohort group and individual sessions in our San Mateo Camp location, Glenwood. We’ll be wrapping up an ongoing research project at Camp Glenwood next month, where we’ve been studying the positive effects of...

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Interview with Instructor Syra Smith
Feb17

Interview with Instructor Syra Smith

 Syra Smith joined the MBA Project team in 2014 and has been educating and working with young people for over 15 years. A lifetime meditator, she graduated from East Bay Meditation Center’s Commit to Dharma study program in 2011 and is a current participant in Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s 2 year Community Dharma Leaders training cohort, CDL5. What made you want to become a meditation instructor? It’s largely related to how...

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