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MLP's Direct Service Programs

MLP's Direct Service Programs

MLP's Direct Service Programs

Mindful Community is MLP's whole-school program, where every student in a partner school receives a mindfulness-based SEL lesson weekly.  In Mindful Community, students learn mindfulness-based social-emotional and emotional intelligence skills alongside one another during the regular school day. Our programming is designed to connect with everyday experiences of students through  trauma-informed, culturally relevant, age appropriate, and data driven models. Mindful Community helps students learn, understand, and accept emotions using key inter- and intra-personal skills such as understanding, empathy, concentration, self-awareness, and self-confidence. Lessons are 25-minutes long and delivered once per week to every classroom in a partner school, creating a foundational understanding of mindfulness, wellness, and emotional health within a school community.

Mindful Community 

Mindful Community is MLP's whole-school program, where every student in a partner school receives a mindfulness-based SEL lesson weekly.  In Mindful Community, students learn mindfulness-based social-emotional and emotional intelligence skills alongside one another during the regular school day. Our programming is designed to connect with everyday experiences of students through  trauma-informed, culturally relevant, age appropriate, and data driven models. Mindful Community helps students learn, understand, and accept emotions using key inter- and intra-personal skills such as understanding, empathy, concentration, self-awareness, and self-confidence. Lessons are 25-minutes long and delivered once per week to every classroom in a partner school, creating a foundational understanding of mindfulness, wellness, and emotional health within a school community.

Rise Up

To complement Mindful Community’s whole school approach, we support the most “high need” students in our deeper intervention and prevention pullout program, Rise-Up. In Rise-Up, we support eight students per grade level to deepen their mindfulness practice using expressive arts, yoga and performing arts to release stress and trauma so that they can thrive in the whole school community. Rise Up specifically focuses on the inner exploration of past lived experiences. This helps students learn emotional regulation tools so that they can respond thoughtfully instead of react. Rise Up's small group cohort acts an emotionally safe space where students can build community through mindfulness and understanding.

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Our Programs

Our Programs

Mindful Life Project is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports the mental and emotional wellbeing of underserved students, teachers, school leaders, and families through our highly regarded mindfulness based social emotional learning programming.We create a strong foundation of wellbeing at the individual level which leads to healthy school cultures where all students feel safe, welcomed, valued, and can thrive socially and academically.

We base all of our direct service programs through the lens of trauma-informed, culturally conscious, data-drive, and developmentally appropriate programming. Our programming aim to help nurture students' social-emotional development of inter- and intra-personal skills through mindfulness and wellness practices. Through trust-based relationships, MLP's direct service programs features a dedicated mindfulness instructor in classrooms during the regular school day, ensuring that all students receive social-emotional learning lessons weekly.  To help truly transform school systems and school environments from the inside out, Mindful Life Project also offers mindfulness sessions for the adults in school communities in addition to our student-centric services. Our multi-faceted direct service model of social-emotional programming connects and emphasizes the importance of mental health and wellness into schools while also helping students learn key emotional intelligence skills in a trusting and emotionally safe format. In all, our programming helps students, teachers, and families thrive. Below are descriptions the various components of our direct-service programs.

Mindful Community

Mindful Community is MLP's whole-school program, where every student in a partner school receives a mindfulness-based SEL lesson weekly.  In Mindful Community, students learn mindfulness-based social-emotional and emotional intelligence skills alongside one another during the regular school day. Our programming is designed to connect with everyday experiences of students through  trauma-informed, culturally relevant, age appropriate, and data driven models. Mindful Community helps students learn, understand, and accept emotions using key inter- and intra-personal skills such as understanding, empathy, concentration, self-awareness, and self-confidence. Lessons are 25-minutes long and delivered once per week to every classroom in a partner school, creating a foundational understanding of mindfulness, wellness, and emotional health within a school community.

Mindful Community

Mindful Community is MLP's whole-school program, where every student in a partner school receives a mindfulness-based SEL lesson weekly.  In Mindful Community, students learn mindfulness-based social-emotional and emotional intelligence skills alongside one another during the regular school day. Our programming is designed to connect with everyday experiences of students through  trauma-informed, culturally relevant, age appropriate, and data driven models. Mindful Community helps students learn, understand, and accept emotions using key inter- and intra-personal skills such as understanding, empathy, concentration, self-awareness, and self-confidence. Lessons are 25-minutes long and delivered once per week to every classroom in a partner school, creating a foundational understanding of mindfulness, wellness, and emotional health within a school community.

Rise Up

To complement Mindful Community’s whole school approach, we support the most “high need” students in our deeper intervention and prevention pullout program, Rise-Up. In Rise-Up, we support eight students per grade level to deepen their mindfulness practice using expressive arts, yoga and performing arts to release stress and trauma so that they can thrive in the whole school community. Rise Up specifically focuses on the inner exploration of past lived experiences. This helps students learn emotional regulation tools so that they can respond thoughtfully instead of react. Rise Up's small group cohort acts an emotionally safe space where students can build community through mindfulness and understanding.

Family and Teacher Mindfulness Sessions

To emphasize that wellness in our youth is drastically impacted by the mental health and wellness of the adults in their lives, Mindful Life Project offers curated Teacher and Family Mindfulness sessions. Teacher sessions focus around how to cultivate a wellness practice both at-home and on-campus, emphasizing themes such as self-care, stress management techniques, and non-judgement. Family sessions aim to promote wellness and mindfulness as a familial unit at home. Sessions focus on core mindfulness themes such as gratitude and heartfulness to encourage the whole family, from young person to parental figure, to practice mindfulness together. Both Teacher Mindfulness Sessions and Family Mindfulness Sessions help cultivate wellness for the entire school community. MLP's characteristic approach to whole-community wellness aims to transforms the systems that often induce stress, anxiety, and trauma. By offering adults the space to practice mindfulness, we hope that it also encourages students to do the same. 

A huge thank you to all of our supporters!

MLP is so humbled and grateful to receive support from these foundations and more throughout the last 10 years! We could not do this programming without their belief in the impacts of mindfulness for young people and our mission to impact education as a whole.