The truth is, young people are mostly on their own to manage the emotional ups and downs of human development. Vulnerability and uncertainty with self-image, relationships, career prospects, outlook on community and the world can hamper preparedness for the demands of the real world. In some cases, when youth mental health plummets, there is a risk for more serious outcomes such as difficulty managing their emotions and behavior, depression, substance abuse, and social isolation. While the education system helps youth with cognitive development, once they step outside the classroom they face challenges where knowing the square root of pi cannot help. Our evidence-based curriculum for youth, The Mindfulness Ambassador program, changes that story.
From self awareness activities to mindfulness basics, our interactive programs and courses boost soft skill development and address the challenges and opportunities that youth face outside school walls. By creating space for personal reflection and the development of human potential, program participants forge deeper connections to themselves and everyone around them. Through active experiential learning, they are encouraged to ask questions, to explore their inherent wisdom and develop personal resources to help prepare them for a future as knowledgeable, responsible and caring citizens.
The Mindfulness Ambassador Program – Interactive edition is a series of 8- theme based lessons and secular mindfulness practices for young people with alternative learning styles. Through a shared learning environment, they develop more thoughtful speaking and listening skills, and build higher levels of self-acceptance. Shorter lesson plans, videos and interactive activities have been created to help program participants optimize learning while strengthening attention and goal-setting skills. In these lessons, participants also learn to deal with strong emotions through more effective communication, and find it easier and more enjoyable to connect with their communities. Download our Interactive Curriculum Sampler here.
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Program Learning Objectives
- Build Focus and Concentration
- Regulate Emotions and Behavior
- Manage Stress and Anxiety
- Build a Daily Breathing Practice
- Strengthen Communication Skills
- Foster Peer-to-Peer Connections
- Build Empathy & Compassion
- Develop Resilience