Inner Explorer created Mission Moments to keep you updated on the impact your support and generosity has on those we serve. We want to share not only program developments, but also the stories that warm our hearts and fuel our mission to reach ten million mindful children by 2020. A goal we accomplished because of you.
Happy new year! We have a lot to celebrate – all thanks to YOU, our community! Read about the results of our end-of-year fundraising, and find out how to stay connected with us as we continue creating an impact together in 2021.
As we embark on the new year ahead, we want to say a big “thank you” to our community for all that you have made possible in the past year.
During a year where our ability to find peace of mind was put to the ultimate test, mindfulness provided a sense of relief to teachers and students pivoting to remote learning, families at home together and parents dealing with a slew of added stressors.
During December and January alone, we raised over $20,000 (and growing) – a remarkable amount considering the circumstances!
We’d also like to thank the generosity of our board members, who offered to match all donations during December and January up to $25,000. If you’d like to give before the end of the month to double your contribution, you can donate here.
Please know that we appreciate your support of our work during these unprecedented times, whether it be a donation or sharing our message; every small act adds up to create change.
Though we have a long road ahead, we are hopeful that mindfulness will continue to play a key role in creating positive change in 2021. As we begin the year, we are serving over ten million children and counting – a milestone we reached in 2020 because of you! We can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together in the new year.
Stay connected with us by following along on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, where we will be sharing stories and resources relating to mindfulness and the impact we’re creating as a community.
We want you to know that we are so grateful for you, and we look forward to continuing this journey together in 2021.
The Inner Explorer team
Last year we piloted one class with Inner Explorer’s mindfulness program. The one class who used it was the calmest class with the fewest incident reports (0 versus an average of 25 in the other classrooms!) and had the high estacademic gains in reading (initially 10 of 28 students werebelow grade level, at the end of the year 0 of 28 werebelow, including several special needs students!). We are expanding into all the classrooms this year.Principal, Sarasota, FL
Inner Explorer is very user friendly and easy to implement. We have seen a dramatic increase in the positive behaviors of the students in the classrooms where the program is donewith fidelity. The investment of 5-10 minutes daily, comes back to you exponentially! Programs such as this should berequired in all schools! Ileana Mellan, Principal,Mater Academy.
We had just started IE a few months prior to the marathon bombing in Boston. Third grade was particularly traumatizedas that was the grade that lost Martin. By continuing toparticipate in IE each day after the bombing, IE served asgood trauma first-aid for several reasons: Maintaining familiar routines and rituals Ongoing teaching of calm down strategies. A safe space and sense of security. Helped teachers and students with self-care Director of Special Ed and Student Support.
Inner Explorer has empowered our students to handle stress, anxiety, and negative emotions in a constructive manner. The 5-10 minute guided audio practices are long enough toprovide immediate positive effects and short enough as tonot disrupt instructional time. Teachers have said that they themselves have used the mindfulness strategies to reduce their own stress. Inner Explorer is simple to use, empowers students and teachers to self-regulate their emotions, and their team is always readily available to answer questions/address concerns Aida Trujillo, AssistantPrincipal