“The Quiet Time Program is the most powerful, effective program I’ve come across in my 40 years as a public school educator. It is nourishing these children and providing them an immensely valuable tool for life. It is saving lives.”
—James S. Dierke, Executive Vice President, American Federation of School Administrators
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.
DLF has implemented the Quiet Time Program, which provides Transcendental Meditation to the LA student body. The David Lynch Foundation partnered with Frederick Douglass Academy, a charter school located in South LA. The Academy aims to bring academic success to this underserved, predominately African-American district through rigorous college-prep curriculum and mandated parent involvement. DLF will help prepare students for academic and social success on the road toward higher education by providing meditation instruction, which fosters greater emotional intelligence and cognitive development.
This past year was the second one for DLF partnering with Aspire Ollin University Preparatory Academy, a charter school located in Los Angeles County. Aspire Ollin currently houses 500 students grades 7 - 9 with annual growth plans to reach grades 7 - 12 over the next three school years. Through providing Transcendental Meditation (TM) to its students, the Foundation aims to enhance and sustain high academic achievement and develops greater emotional intelligence and coping ability within its student body.
DLF has also 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.
ON THE HORIZON…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate of Institutional Giving and Stewardship
The David Lynch Foundation
(212) 644-9880 ext. 232 Katie@davidlynchfoundation.org