About the Inner Strength Foundation
Board of Directors
Our organization runs on the creativity and passion of our talented team.
The following have successfully completed the teacher training for the Teen Program, including mindfulness, cultural development, and primary theories of adolescent neuroscience and are part of our current teaching roster:
Thank you interns!
Adrian Hopkins, Temple University
Meg Levitin, Jerusalem
Emma Fox, Philadelphia
Sonali Pandhe, Texas
Reem Larabi, Philadelphia
Talolupe Adekunle, Philadelphia
Independent Research Study
The Philadelphia School Board approved an independent study conducted by Syracuse University, Department of Public Health. Student progress will be evaluated using two industry standard metrics, the Adolescent Self Regulatory Index and the Neff Self Compassion Scale. The study will use pre and post evaluations with a pool of 300+ participants and a control group. This study will measure changes in social/emotional skills, including pro-social, self-regulatory, and altruistic motivations.
Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico
Dr. Rachel Razza