jan Moments

As we begin the holiday season, we would like to dedicate this Mission Moment to our community in celebration of all that
we have accomplished together this year.
Thank you!

Mission Moments: November 2021

Our mission has always been to reduce the chronic stress and anxiety educators, school staff, students, and families experience to succeed in school and beyond. We do this by providing simple, inspiring, and inviting Mindfulness-Based Social Emotional Learning (MBSEL) programs for school communities and centers.

The Director of Social and Emotional Learning at Medfield Public High School discusses the importance of Inner Explorer and developing self-regulating strategies with students.

That mission was put to the test when COVID-19 disrupted our learning environments. After navigating an incredibly difficult 2019-2020 school year, our school communities are now facing educator burn-out, learning loss, and transitioning back to in-person learning as we settle into the new year.

Thanks to our community, we were able to support school communities and centers in facing these challenges and reached many incredible milestones along the way, including:

  • Hitting a new record of serving over two million students and over 100 school districts.
  • Welcoming our Educator Advisory Board (EAC), who will help to inform our program and content to best support the communities we serve.
  • Empowering student leaders who are using mindfulness to advocate and raise awareness about mental health issues. Read more in our Dwight Morrow High School case study or listen to students at John Marshall High School speak about using Inner Explorer to launch their Wellness Advisory in a Virtual Field Trip hosted by LG Electronics and Discovery Education.
  • The launch of our Educator Well-Being Series and Counselor Series, both designed to support school staff in the unique challenges that they face in their roles.
  • Helping more schools and districts utilize Inner Explorer as a preventative mental health measure through COVID-19 Education Relief Funding FAQ and funding matrix resources.

Partnering with Discovery Educationto offer our program through their new Social Emotional Learning Center and break the cycle of chronic stress in the classroom.

Celebrating Superhero Educators in collaboration with LG Electronics, who are creating change in their school communities through the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills.

We are deeply grateful to our donors, partners, foundations, employees and board members whose collective efforts have propelled MBSEL forward for educators, students and their families during yet another challenging year.

Thank you for supporting our work – your engagement with Inner Explorer helps us create sustainable, long-term change in the field of education.

Giving Tuesday is November 30 – if you would like to help grow our community, please share this story with friends and family that may wish to support our mission. If you would like to make a one-time or monthly donation, you can visit our donation page here.

The Inner Explorer team

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