Mission Be has impacted thousands of children and hundreds of educators through our school and teacher training programs

 

Children directly served: 7,000

Children served via teacher trainings: 22,000

 Educators trained: 600+

Our programs have thus far been implemented in schools and communities in New York, New Jersey and California

 

New York

In School Curriculum

  • Adelphi University Children’s Fair for Peace, 2015
  • Bay Shore Middle School, 2014
  • Bretton Wood Elementary School, 2015
  • Commack Road Elementary School, 2013 & 2014
  • Islip High School, 2013
  • Jericho High School, 2015
  • Miss Midge’s Pre-School, 2014
  • Maud S Sherwood Elementary School, 2014
  • Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School, 2013, 2014, & 2015
  • South Country Elementary School, 2015
  • The Bridges Academy, 2014
  • The Veteran Hospital (Mission Be student art work collaboration), Ongoing
  • William E. Cottle School, twice in 2015
  • PS36, The Rising Stars School, Bronx, 2015
  • PS39, The Landmark School, Brooklyn, 2015
  • PS51, Elias Howe School, Manhattan, 2015
  • PS77, The Lower Lab School, Manhattan, 2015
  • PS111 Bronx, Seton Falls School, 2015
  • PS144,Col. Jeromus Remsen School, Queens, 2015
  • PS295, The Studio School of Arts & Culture, Brooklyn, twice in 2015
  • MS51, William Alexander Middle School, Brooklyn, 2015

Summer Camp for Girls

  • North Shore Holiday House, 2014

Response to Trauma Curriculum (Drama Therapy)

  • Bay Shore Middle School, 2014

Professional Development Curriculum Training

  • Embrace Yoga Teacher Training, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • ESBOCES, 2014
  • Jericho School District, 2014
  • Jericho High School – Student and Teacher Motivational Speech, 2015
  • Masapequa School, 2015
  • Open Center Teacher Training, New York City, 2015
  • Sinergia, Inc., Mission Be Teacher Training, 2015
  • PS111 Bronx, Seton Falls School, 2015
  • MS51, William Alexander Middle School, Brooklyn, 2015

Faculty Introduction to Mindfulness

  • Denton Avenue School, 2015
  • South Country School, 2015
  • The Dalton School, 2016
  • The New York City Elementary School Principals Association, 2015
  • The Hudson School, 2015
  • West Islip School District Health & Wellness Committee, 2015
  • PS36, The Rising Starts School, Bronx, 2015
  • PS39, The Landmark School, Brooklyn, 2015
  • PS51, Elias Howe School, Manhattan, 2015
  • PS77, The Lower Lab School, Manhattan, 2015
  • PS111, Seton Falls, Bronx, 2015
  • PS144,Col. Jeromus Remsen School, Queens, 2015
  • PS295, The Studio School of Arts & Culture, Brooklyn, 2015
  • MS51, William Alexander Middle School, Brooklyn, 2015

Parent Mindful Education Workshops

  • Bay Shore Middle School Parent Camp Workshop, 2014, 2015
  • Denton Avenue School, 2015
  • District 15 PTA, Brooklyn, 2015
  • Gathering of Light Interspiritual Fellowship, 2015
  • Ms. Midgie’s Preschool, 2015
  • Private Parent Workshop, 2015
  • Public Workshop @ Players Theater, 2015
  • Riverdale Country School Parent Sponsored Event, 2016
  • South Country School, 2015
  • The New York City Elementary School Principals Association, 2015
  • William E. Cottle School, 2015
  • PS36, The Rising Starts School, Bronx, 2015
  • PS51, Elias Howe School, Manhattan, 2015
  • PS295, The Studio School of Arts & Culture, Brooklyn, 2015

New Jersey

In School Curriculum

  • The Hudson School, 2015

Faculty Introduction to Mindfulness

  • The Hudson School, 2015

California

San Mateo County

  • Sequoia High School, Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 8 Week In-class Program, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, In-class Student
  • IB, at-risk student and honors students
  • Four classrooms for a total of 120 students (Fall 2014)
  • 2 classrooms for a 100+ students (Spring 2015)
  • 18 Hour Weekend Mindful Educator Training – San Mateo, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Center Feb 20 – 22, 2015. 80 Educators
  • 18 Hour Weekend Mindful Educator Training – San Mateo, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Center Nov. 2015, 12 Educators

Jefferson Elementary School District

  • Daly City Professional Development Training for Support Staff and Counselors (January 2015) – 7 Educators

Redwood City School District, Fall 2015

  • Trained 15 educators in a full-day workshop to integrate mindfulness into the classroom.

Santa Cruz County

  • The Louden Nelson Community Center, August 2015- trained 18 educators in a weekend 18 hour teacher training.

Santa Clara County

  • Los Altos High School, Winter 2017.
  • Palo Alto Science and Art Academy- Introductory Presentation to Teachers (Grades K-6) (January 2015)
  • Steven’s Creek Elementary School, Cupertino. Staff Workshop, March 2016.
  • Cupertino School Administration Presentation, April 2017.

Monterey County

  • Big Sur Eight Week Implementation- Full School Implementation (Grades- Elementary and High School) (Spring 2015)

Alameda County

  • Oakland Middle School Ever Forward Club – Eight Week Implementation (Grades- Middle School) (Spring 2015 and Fall 2015)
  • Berkeley Training, 12 Mindful Educators, (Fall 2016)
  • Pleasanton High School, 400 Students, (Fall 2016)
  • Pleasanton High School, 200 educators, (Fall 2016)

San Francisco County

  • Mindful Educator Training (September 2014) – 18 Educators Trained

International

In School Curriculum

  • Green School, Bali, 2014 (Skype Training)
  • The Divine Yoga School, Kathmandu Nepal, (Trained Teachers in NY)

Public Speaking Events

  • Keynote Speaker at The Heart of Forgiveness Reception, Honoring Nelson Mandela and Ndaba Mandela, Battery Park, NY, Oct. 2017
  • Siddhartha School from India, 2014 in NY
  • Fox 5 News, 2014
  • The Voice of Leadership Blog Talk Radio, 2014
  • St. Joseph’s College, 2014
  • The New York City Elementary School Principals Association, 2015
  • DLA Piper, December 2014
  • Dolphin Tank Winner, Silicon Valley, August 2015
  • On My Mind Community Event:There’s Nothing Wrong with You: Shattering the Shame, Sharing the Stories & Shifting the Discourse on Mental Health, 2016

Other Collaborations

  • White House presentation to Valerie B. Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Cecilia Muñoz
    Former Director of Intergovernmental AffairsSocial Emotional Learning (SEL) Task Force, Washington D.C., Feb 17th, 2015, request for support on Forgiveness Day.
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Task Force, Washington D.C., 2015
  • Long Island Advocacy Center, Trauma Task Force, 2015
  • Jesse Lewis Choose Love SEL Task Force 2014-2015
  • EQ School Conference, Emcee and Breakout Session Leader, Spring 2016 at Foothill High School
  • EQ School Conference, Emcee and Breakout Session Leader, Fall 2016 at Foothill High School
  • Facebook Mindful Education Workshop for Facebook Staff, Jan 2017
  • Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Jan 2017

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Students LOVE us…

“When you come to my class, I get so exited. I love mindfulness because I am always stressed. I’m always in a rush. I like the mountain breath because it calms me down the most. I like doing mindfulness everyday because every day I’m stressed. Every time I do mindfulness I feel calm.” – 2nd grader
“Mindful time helps me because when I get mad at my brother, I just take a mindful breath.” – 2nd grader
 
“Mindfulness has changed my life.” – 4th grader
 
“I’ve been doing mindful time at home and school when I am mad and it really helps me…I love it I love it, I love it!….I do it 2 times a day in class and at home.” – 2nd grader
 
“Thank you for teaching me mindfulness. It really helps me when I am upset…my favorite visualizations are the sunset and butterfly. Some of my favorite affirmations are, “I am perfect just the way I am. I am smart. I am confident, I love myself and one more, I am nice.” – 2nd grader
 
“I want to practice mindfulness, everyday, in the morning and at lunch.” – 11th grader
 
“We do mindful time in our class when we have stress, in our heads. We also do mindful time, if someone is feeling lonely or if they feel bad about themselves. We also do mindful time to make us feel happy and calm, to start the day. If we get really excited we do mindful time to not move all around and just stay in one place. Mindful time has helped us all.”- 2nd grader
 
“Mindfulness is like taking a life shower.”  – 9th grader
 
Mindful time has helped me when I am mad, sad or when I am excited. I have so many mindful visualizations. My favorite visualization is me and my family all together.” – 2nd grader
 
“I breathe in and I breathe out, I love mindful time more then anything. It is good for you.” – 2nd grader
 
“I love mindfulness, I think I’m addicted to it, to relaxing!” – 12th grader
 
“I will tell you some of my affirmations, I love my life…I will be happy for what I have.” – 2nd grader
 
“When we do mindful breaths together during mindful time it helps me feel very focused.” – 2nd grader
 
“I love when you come teach us the breaths. We learned so much from you. I learned breaths…the heart, tree, ocean, mountain and rain breaths. I like the heart breath because it is very calm.” – 2nd grader.
 
“Mindful time helps me because before I start sometimes I am frustrated but when we start I get calmer. That’s why mindful time helps me.” – 2nd grader
“Mindfulness has changed me by making me feel safe and secure, making me realize there is more to the world than make up.” – 3rd grader
“Mindfulness has changed me by making me feel good, calm and say nice things about other people. It also changed me by standing up to other people and standing up for other people.” – 3rd grader
“Mindful changed me by helping me to be calm. Not to stress and to breathe and relax. It helps me so much, like when there is a test.” – 3rd grader
 “Mindful has changed me a lot by not fighting with my sister. Sometimes I do mindful time with her too and my mom. I do mindful time real softly and get the stress out of me. It changed me a lot.” – 3rd grader
“Mindfulness has changed me by making me less stressed. When I am nervous I do mindfulness. Also, when I am in school and someone makes me laugh, I remember to do mindfulness so I don’t get in trouble. Since then, I learned mindfulness has changed me to become less stressed and it gave me a lot of confidence.” – 3rd grader
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…and Teachers and Staff cannot thank us enough! 

“The way the teachers are talking about the program is just a miracle. We have never seen them embrace any social emotional program like this, not in 20 years!”  – School Social Worker
“We have changed the culture of our school!” – High School Assistant Principal
“Every week our students look so forward to their mindfulness practices. They even get excited about their assignments!” – Elementary School teacher
“The Mission Be Mindful Educator Training is not only a gift to my students but a gift to myself. Alternating between curriculum instruction and mindful practice left me feeling refreshed, renewed and optimistic about better meeting the needs of my special education students. Thank you deeply!” – Mindful Educator Training Participant
“I found the passion, enthusiasm, and experience of the Mission Be team to be inspiring, eye opening and refreshing. I have been a teacher for nine years but have learned much this weekend as a student with Mission Be. I feel ready to go back into the classroom excited again for another nine years helping students learn to be.” – Mindful Educator Training Participant
“The training integrated heart and mind seamlessly. I’m walking away not just lighter, inspired, and grounded but also feeling more confident and equipped with immediately applicable tools, language, and content to deepen existing mindfulness practices in the classroom.” – Mindful Educator Training Participant

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