Teen Empowerment Workshop
June 26, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pendle Hill Retreat Center
You must have taken the Inner Strength teen mindfulness program at your school sometime over the last two years and you must complete the registration form.
Pendle Hill Retreat Center is located at 338 Plush Mill Road, Philadelphia PA 19086. You can find it on a map HERE. Students must be able to arrive at Pendle Hill campus or at the train station in Media, PA where Pendle Hill vans will pick you up and take you the 5 minute drive down the road to the campus. To take the train, you can go from Jefferson Station by the Media/Elwyn Line 387 towards Elwyn. Get off at the Media Station.
The Inner Strength day immersion is free of charge including tuition, materials, and food. You must pay your own SEPTA tickets to Media. A generous donor has underwritten the entire cost of the retreat for all participants. If you or your parents would like to make a contribution so kids next year have the same opportunity, we welcome you to do so. You can pay it forward for other students here.
Please complete these two steps:
- Register by clicking the button below.
- Click the link below to access the permission form. Complete and return this signed form before June 26. Be sure to provide a valid email address and phone number. You will be contacted to confirm your registration.
If you are 18 years of age you may sign your own form, if you are under 18 years of age you must have your parent or guardian sign the form. For health and safety reasons, only students who have turned in completed paperwork will be able to attend.
(The schedule may vary slightly on the immersion day)
|9:00 – 9:30||Arrival & orientation|
|9:30 – 10:30||Inner Strength & mindfulness practice|
|10:30 – 11:00||Snack Break|
|11:00 – 12:00||The World & Me: Small Group Theme Explorations using Active Listening, Mindful Awareness & Systems Perspectives|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 – 1:30||Nature walk visiting the 300-year-old Beech tree, the organic garden, mile-long woods trail, and grass labyrinth|
|1:30 – 3:30||(Each participant will choose one group to create a mini project articulating Mindfulness & the World)
|3:30 – 4:00||Snack Break|
|4:00 – 5:00||Presentations & Closing|
Amy Edelstein is a powerful communicator of ideas and beliefs that help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in. She teaches a spiritually awakened perspective and the significance of an evolutionary worldview. Engaging, sensitive, and insightful, Amy’s mission is to support as many people as possible to grow far beyond their own expectations.
Amy is the founder and executive director of Inner Strength Foundation, a non-profit organization that teaches mindfulness and developmental thinking in inner city high schools. Her work with several thousand teens is documented in her latest book The Conscious Classroom, which shows how education for well-being truly works. Amy is also the co-founder of Emergence Education, a publisher of books and digital programs in service of individual transformation, cultural development, and the emergence of new paradigms of thinking. The Press helps new authors share ideas that matter so we can all benefit. Amy is the author of five books, her latest book is the award winning The Conscious Classroom: the Inner Strength System for transforming the teenage mind (Fall 2017).