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Bring Yoga to Foster Kids in Los Angeles

by Y.O.G.A. for Youth Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified
Bring Yoga to Foster Kids in Los Angeles
Bring Yoga to Foster Kids in Los Angeles
Bring Yoga to Foster Kids in Los Angeles
Bring Yoga to Foster Kids in Los Angeles
Bring Yoga to Foster Kids in Los Angeles
Bring Yoga to Foster Kids in Los Angeles

Summary

The kids of Carson Group Home come from trauma, poverty, and abuse. They face low levels of funding support and have no access to yoga, mindfulness, or meditation. Through weekly Y.O.G.A. for Youth classes, we can empower these kids to live full, healthy lives, and meet their own potential, despite the significant obstacles that life has thrown their way. With your support, we can provide a full year of yoga classes for these students.

$4,074
total raised
44
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The kids at Carson Group Home come from low-income communities where they have faced devastating life challenges including poor nutrition, teen pregnancy, failing schools, violence, and substance abuse. Many of these kids have post traumatic stress, and few, if any, have positive coping mechanisms. Current funding constraints at Carson Group Home are stopping these kids from receiving the socio-emotional supports they need and want.

Solution

In December 2016, Carson Group Home contacted our organization asking for yoga classes for the kids living there -- these kids had specifically asked for yoga classes. We began this fundraising campaign in order to bring weekly to these students. Through time-tested meditation and relaxation techniques, our classes allow students to develop strategies for self-awareness, nonviolent communication, and positive conflict management.

Long-Term Impact

Research shows that teens who take weekly yoga classes experience significant improvements in psychological health, increased constructive coping behaviors, and decreased symptoms of stress and post-traumatic stress. These results, which we have seen repeatedly over the past seven years, ultimately empower students to make healthy decisions for themselves and their communities. This, in turn, stops vicious cycles of generational violence, abuse, and poverty.

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 Facebook

Organization Information

Y.O.G.A. for Youth

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @yogaforyouth
Project Leader:
Y.O.G.A. for Youth
Los Angeles, CA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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