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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!

Mission Moments: May 2019

Paradise, California Camp Fire

What happens when your entire community is destroyed by a wildfire?

Beginning on November 8, 2018, everything changed for an entire community when the deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history swept through Paradise. Known as the Camp Fire, this tragedy took 86 lives and destroyed 13,900 homes. Imagine what it must be like to find yourself, and many of your neighbors, friends, and family members homeless and grieving. Everything is difficult. Your community, and with it, your support systems are gone. Many teachers lost their homes and three weeks later were back in the

classroom, holding the trauma of their students, needing to push aside their own. With care and compassion, Inner Explorer reached out to the victims of the Camp Fire. We offered a workshop for interested teachers in Chico*, CA. No one knew if anyone would come, but over 60 teachers crammed into a classroom to learn about how mindfulness could support them.

*Chico and Paradise are contiguous. All of the Paradise schools were burned and have relocated to communities nearby, Chico being one of them. Many Chico teachers lost their homes as well.

How Can Dance Help?

Daybreaker helps Inner Explorer Bring Mindfulness to Paradise Schools with the help of LG Electronics

Daybreaker, LLC is a morning dance party that starts the day with energy & intention and closes with mindfulness. On March 20th, the International Day of Happiness, Daybreaker and LG Electronics chose to donate all proceeds from their dance at the One World Observatory in NYC to Inner Explorer. Many of the Inner Explorer classrooms joined in the fun and broke into dance to celebrate!

Enough funds were raised to support mindfulness in nine schools that burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. We are grateful for their generosity and support.

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