Teach meditation to 50 Brooklyn students

A microproject by The David Lynch Foundation
Happy TM students!
Happy TM students!

Thank you for your support of the David Lynch Foundation’s at-risk youth outreach!

The David Lynch Foundation has taught an estimated 400 at-risk youth from across the country and abroad Transcendental Meditation – a cost-effective, non-religious technique for reducing stress and enhancing intelligence and creativity.

This past year, DLF has endeavored to teach TM to the entire student population at Brooklyn Urban Garden School (New York, NY), a new public charter middle school with a mission to prepare students for success through a focus on environmental sustainability. Incorporating meditation practice into students’ daily classroom curriculum will foster greater emotional intelligence and cognitive development, creating a sustainable inner environment for each individual.

Research indicates that Transcendental Meditation (TM) is of significant value for students. Key findings include a 10% improvement in academic achievement; 40% reduction in symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression; and, 86% decrease in suspension rates over two years. Meditating students also score higher on intelligence tests and standardized academic tests and exhibit higher graduation rates as compared to non-meditating students.

The donations from Global Giving got us half way to our goal of $10,000.00 for the entire BUGS student population, and we could not be more grateful.  We are currently continuing our partnership with BUGS in order to reach our full goal and teach the entire student body.


We hope you will consider continuing your support of our work with youth across the country.  We are pleased to announce that the Quiet Time program are implemented in the following schools for the remainder of the 2013-14 academic year, and you can also give to our Quiet Time program as a whole:


Again, THANK YOU. 

This is all made possible because of the generosity of people like you. 

If you would like more information on this partnership or any of our other outreach initiatives, please feel free to contact the Development Office at 866-962-0108 or donations@davidlynchfoundation.org.


Katharine Tagarello

Associate of Institutional Giving and Stewardship

The David Lynch Foundation

(212) 644-9880 ext. 232 Katie@davidlynchfoundation.org

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The David Lynch Foundation

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.davidlynchfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Andrea Gorzell Hickey
New York, New York United States

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