Teen mindfulness is beginning to be practiced in high schools around the country. In these videos, students and administrators speak about how mindfulness and cultural development contextualizing tools are supporting their higher aspirations. Against the backdrop of inner city Philadelphia challenges, these schools are creating space, calm, and context.

Happy from the Inside

(4 MIN) Exploring happiness on a teen mindfulness retreat with students from Philadelphia’s Inner Strength program.

Mindfulness Supports Philadelphia Teens

(6 MIN) Students discover calm, context and compassion through this unique in-school training.

Preparing Students for the Future

(5 MIN) 21st Century skills involve more than STEM. To prepare our students to be leaders in a world we can’t possible envision now, they need skills that are flexible, responsive, and able to do things a new way. Mindfulness and a developmental perspective teaches students to be interested in their experience, and out of that interest and curiosity, wonders are born.

Mindfulness at School: A Philadelphia Success Story

(30 MIN) Karen Thomas, Principal at Bodine High School in Philadelphia talks about the challenges her students face and how implementing the mindfulness and cultural development program from Inner Strength is changing school climate and kid’s lives.

“Office Hours”

Join in on one of these online mindfulness teleseminars. These sessions are a time for you to explore mindfulness practice, get your questions answered, and experience support. All sessions are free of charge. Each one includes meditation periods, instruction, and Q&A. These sessions are open to all, regardless of where you trained, teach, or practice. Please note: Teen Office Hours are for individuals aged 14 – 19.

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Your contributions directly support teens to learn mindfulness and what it means to view the world from an developmental perspective. Donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. The kids thank you!

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