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ORGANIZATION: THE SCHOOL MINDFULNESS PROJECT INC

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Organizational Overview

The School Mindfulness Project's (SMP) mission is to provide students and teachers in Philadelphia's underserved school communities with greater physical and emotional well-being, paving the way for compassionate classrooms and creating space for academic success. Through the SMPeaceful program, all students participate in baseline mindfulness education, and all staff are provided with introductory mindfulness training and classroom integration support to provide a lasting impact.

Position Description

SMP aims to enhance institutional culture and improve academic outcomes for K-12 students within the Philadelphia School District through the introduction of mindfulness and yoga practices at the school-wide level.

Members of SMP’s Program Committee will support the organization through the following activities:

  • Providing input and and strategic recommendations on current and potential programming
  • Developing methods to evaluate programs and impact
  • Utilizing program participant and community partner feedback to make recommendations and develop strategies to improve upon programs and services
  • Identifying potential community partners and other resources to support and enhance SMP’s programs

Time Commitment

5-10 hours per month

Desired Skill Sets

  • Basic understanding of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices
  • Interest in supporting youth development, wellness, and academic success
  • Familiarity with program design, implementation, and evaluation methods
  • Willingness to network on behalf of SMP

How to Apply

To learn more and/or be considered for this position, please e-mail Development Director info@schoolmindfulness.org .

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About THE SCHOOL MINDFULNESS PROJECT INC

Location:

413 South 3rd Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147, US

Mission Statement

The School Mindfulness Project's (SMP) mission is to, "provide students and teachers in Philadelphia's underserved school communities with greater physical and emotional well-being, paving the way for compassionate classrooms and creating space for academic success."

Description

Our SMPeaceful program provides ALL students with a baseline mindfulness education and ALL staff with introductory mindfulness training and classroom integration support to provide a lasting impact. Utilizing a five-part educational curricula, a dedicated SMP Educator Team provides:

  • A 7-week Mindful Teacher immersion program to school staff
  • A 14-week Mindful Classroom Community Training to students and teachers
  • A yearlong classroom-based training, education, applied practice and integration support which ensures classroom and school-wide communities are adopting the practices as their own.

Upon completion of the training program, schools may elect to provide students on-the-mat yoga classes.

Our SMPeaceful program equips teachers and students with the tools, knowledge, skills, and materials to continue their own mindfulness practices and integrate mindfulness education into the classroom setting using daily lessons from The School Mindfulness Project’s curriculum.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Child Development
  • Physical Education
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-10 hours per month

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