Yoga in Juvenile Detention Centers (New York)

A microproject by Y.O.G.A. for Youth

Summary

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.
$105
total raised
6
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0
monthly donors
2
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.yogaforyouth.org
Y.O.G.A. for Youth Website

Organization Information

Y.O.G.A. for Youth

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.yogaforyouth.org
Project Leader:
Krishna Kaur Khalsa
Founder & CEO
Los Angeles, Ca United States

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