RISE Yoga for Youth

2018 Grantee

The mission for RISE Yoga for Youth is to empower adolescents to be agents of positive change in the world. Through the transformative practices of yoga, mindfulness, and community building, RISE students develop the inner resources needed to respond to life’s challenges in a constructive way.

How the program contributes to peace and social consciousness:

RISE (Root-Inspire-Support-Empower) envisions a world where vulnerable and marginalized youth:

  • Connect to a sense of inner-peace, self-worth, and inherent goodness
  • Emanate compassion and kindness through their actions
  • Develop the inner resources needed to manage stress, build resilience and become leaders in their communities.

RISE (Root-Inspire-Support-Empower) envisions a world where vulnerable and marginalized youth:

  • Connect to a sense of inner-peace, self-worth, and inherent goodness
  • Emanate compassion and kindness through their actions
  • Develop the inner resources needed to manage stress, build resilience, and become leaders in their communities.

How we collaborated

Jaedra DiGiammarino, Outreach Team Member at RISE Yoga for Youth, co-facilitated a peaceful world breakfast conversation on Exploring the Rise of Mindfulness based socio-emotional learning within our Bay Area schools alongside our 2018 and 2019 grantee, Seeds of Awareness.

By sharing a technique RISE uses for moving youth through painful experiences, Jaedra shared how she noticed better self-regulation among her students.

Erin Lila Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of RISE, YOGA for Youth attended and participated at our 2018 Peace Festival.

Visit their website: https://www.riseyogaforyouth.org/

 

RISE Yoga for Youth