The truth is, adolescents are mostly on their own to manage the emotional ups and downs of human development just when everything is in flux for them: self-image, relationships, career prospects, outlook on community and the world. That in turn can hampertheir preparedness for the demands of the real world and, in some cases, places them at risk for more serious outcomes such as difficulty managing their emotions and behavior, depression, substance abuse, and social isolation.While the education system helps youthwith cognitive development, once they step outside the classroom they face challenges where knowing the square root of pi cannot help. Our evidence-based program for youth, The Mindfulness Ambassador Council (The MAC), changes that story.
The MAC addresses social and emotional skills youthneed for the challenges and opportunities they face outside school walls. By creating space for personal reflection and the development of human potential, the MAC helpsprogram participants forge deeper connections to themselves and everyone around them. Through active experiential learning, participants are encouraged to ask questions to explore their inherent wisdom and develop personal resources tohelp prepare them for a future as knowledgeable, responsible and caring citizens.