Yoga in Juvenile Detention Centers (New York)



This project will enable us to continue and/or reinstate the Y.O.G.A. for Youth program in Juvenile Detention Centers in and around the New York City area, such as Boys Town Dean Street and St. John's Residence. The classes provided by Y.O.G.A. for Youth have been shown to support the management of health, wellness, grief, anxiety, stress, violence, and other symptoms associated with anger that prevent brilliant young minds from realizing their full potential.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Y.O.G.A. for Youth is committed to alleviating violence, vandalism, substance abuse, obesity, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, sexual assault, bullying, suicide, poor grades low self esteem and other self defeating behaviors that are prevalent among today's young people.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our curriculum addresses major components associated with diminishing fear, the root cause of anger, and increasing a belief in one's own greatness. We provide young people with tools for self-discovery that foster hope, discipline and respect for self, others and community. Young people being detained are living in extremely stressful situations. It is our intention to show up for them and help them to see that they have the capacity to change their own lives.

Potential Long Term Impact

Y.O.G.A. for Youth has been teaching yoga techniques and principles to kids for over sixteen years. In that time, the organization has served over eighteen thousand youth, supporting the management of health, wellness, grief, anxiety, stress, violence, and other symptoms associated with anger that prevent brilliant little minds from realizing their full potential.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



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