About the Inner Strength Foundation
Board of Directors
Our organization runs on the creativity and passion of our talented team.
The following ISF instructors have successfully completed the Inner Strength teacher training for the Teen Program, including mindfulness, cultural development, and primary theories of adolescent neuroscience and are part of our current teaching roster. All active instructors participate in weekly professional development sessions, continually deepening their knowledge, skill set, and ability to work together as a supportive cohort.
Thank you advisors & volunteers!
Ben Van Loon, Chicago
Adrian Hopkins, Temple Univ.
Meg Levitin, Jerusalem
Emma Fox, Philadelphia
Sonali Pandhe, Texas
Reem Larabi, Philadelphia
Talolupe Adekunle, Philadelphia
Please contact ISF to see if there is a certified Inner Strength instructor in your area
Independent Research Study
The Philadelphia School Board approved an independent study conducted by Syracuse University, Department of Public Health. Student progress was evaluated using two standard measures: the Adolescent Self Regulatory Index and the Neff Self Compassion Scale. Read more here.
Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico
Dr. Rachel Razza