This project will help continue the Y.O.G.A. for Youth program at Watts Learning Center Charter School. Our program has helped students at Watts Learning Center improve their academic performance, decrease their stress levels and behavior issues. A 2010 study (led by Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD of Harvard University) has shown Academic Performance Index (API) growth in schools participating in the Y.O.G.A. for Youth program.
Y.O.G.A. for Youth and Watts Learning Center are committed to alleviating violence, vandalism, substance abuse, obesity, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, sexual assault, bullying, suicide, poor grades and other self defeating behaviors that are prevalent among today's youth.
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 youth with tools for self-discovery that foster hope, discipline and respect for self, others and community.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Y.O.G.A. for Youth Website