The boys of Save Black Boys are faced with some of the hardest of life's challenges, including poor nutrition, physical and emotional abuse, depression, drug abuse, systemic violence, and low expectations from the adults surrounding them. Growing up in Compton, they have few positive male role models, and most of the men they know end up incarcerated.
Y.O.G.A. for Youth will give these boys a new lease on life by bringing them monthly yoga and meditation classes. The Y.O.G.A. for Youth curriculum has been proven to increase self-esteem, positivity, and resiliency for low-income students of color. Through weekly classes led by positive role models, Y.O.G.A. for Youth will give the students of Save Black Boys the tools they need to be successful in their own lives, no matter what comes their way.
The young men of Save Black Boys will use yoga and mindfulness for the rest of their lives to support their own health and wellbeing. In turn, they can share these tools with their own families, creating a ripple effect of health and wellness in the Compton community.
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Y.O.G.A. for Youth