The Conscious Kids Curriculum
Jr. Healers Academy teaches conscious living through mindfulness, emotional literacy and energetic healing to children at an early age. By employing these playful and fun learning activities, students of all ages will develop greater self-awareness fostering greater harmony within themselves. This inner harmony then ripples out into the world, creating goodwill with others and ultimately...peace.
What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?
K-12 STEAM Education
In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
LAUSD (select only if you have a district-wide partnership or project)
In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?
Pilot or new project, program, or initiative
What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?
The main idea for our organization is that our bodies know everything. Becoming aware of what we call "whole body wisdom" helps people feel better and improve lives. The benefits of "whole body wisdom" are interpersonal (how people relate to others) intrapersonal (how people relate to themselves) and social (how people relate to other groups). In addition, our emphasis on the importance of mindfulness and emotional literacy assists teaching children how to solve problems in new and different ways. Children are naturals at being creative and in knowing what is true. A bit of guidance in the direction of expanded consciousness is all that is needed to create marvelous and lasting results.
Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.
The program is based on an "after school" or "summer school" format. The kids will come in five days a week for 3 hours in which they learn yoga, meditation and mindfulness techniques. Each day will comprise of physical activity along with teaching kids tools such as mindfulness, creating healthy boundaries, mindset and emotional literacy. Following the lessons, we will have fun and creative activities that will allow them to practice what it is they have learned that day. The following day will begin with practicing what they learned from the following day and create scenarios to all the kids to put into action what they learned from the days before.
Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.
The benefits of The Conscious Kids Curriculum are threefold: First, children will learn friendly, elegant tools that will assist. them in being more responsible, creative, nonviolent members of our culture. Second, the children's learning will inspire learning in the adults in their lives. The tools will then help families to function in a more harmonious way. Imagine decades from now, adults will no longer use the term "dysfunction" when describing their previous family of origin life as is commonplace now! Third, by teaching teachers to share these tools with students, they will automatically heal the system in which these tools are taught. School systems will then function in a more harmonious way. In summary, our aim is to teach children and in doing so to ultimately heal. the planet. As the saying goes, "A drop is the same as the ocean." By starting with our youth, the ripple of consciousness will extend to all!
What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?
in 2016 Forbes published an article about a Baltimore school that had replaced detention with meditation and the results were outstanding. The children experienced an increase in attention, better attendance, better grades and better mental health. We will work closely with the teachers and parents to get feedback about the child's behavior and improvements. We hope to see less dysfunction, less bullying and an overall increase in positive energy inside and out. During our first year our goal is to open with 20 enrolled children and ramp up to 40 the following year. We expect to demonstrate 80% of the students and their families will be more confident, better communicators, back on track with school and life, more hopeful and better citizens in their community.
Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?
Direct Impact: 20
Indirect Impact: 1,000