Calm Connections offers mentorship and mindfulness activities to youth. The goal is to implement mindfulness practices (such as breathing exercises, stretching and relaxation, attention training, and self-regulation strategies). Through our mission to calm minds and build connections, we intend to foster systemic change by promoting resiliency, self-awareness, compassion, and empathy for oneself and others. In addition to helping to alleviate traumatic responses [anger outbursts, fights, hyperactivity; anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, somatic symptoms (stomach aches, headaches, etc.)], so that youth are better equipped to handle life’s challenges.
We aim to provide youth with the mentorship and training to also become yoga and mindfulness teachers in efforts to provide leadership skills, economic empowerment, and the opportunity to build community.