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 one million mindful children by 2020. A goal we accomplished because of you. Thank you!
While some families aren’t able to take a family vacation or send their kids to camp, the harsh reality is that some families aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from or how their basic needs will be met.
It’s also important to note that the tragic killing of George Floyd has most likely impacted children's mental health as well.
To help shed some perspective on how our youth are coping during these unprecedented times, America’s Promise Alliance conducted a national survey, The State of Young People During COVID-19 of more than 3,000 students ages 13 - 19.
Mindfulness is a proven technique to reduce stress and trauma. The need for all children to have access to mindfulness tools to manage difficult emotions such as anxiety and anger is critical.
This summer, Inner Explorer is providing a free mindfulness app that can be used on any device to support you and your family.
Download it to today and start practicing this summer like school counsellor, Allen Regar, does with his boys.
We ask you to please consider donating to Inner Explorer to help us continue to offer our program free of charge and support mental health, especially during these challenging times.
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