Tue, Sep 06 - Sat, Oct 29 2022

Mindfulness Program,

Maryland, United States Maryland, United States

  • About the event

    Finding Your FootPrint Foundation, Inc. will implement a Mindfulness Room or space within 6 elementary schools within Mongtomery County's Clarksburg cluster.  We plan to offer an alternative to Detention/In-School Suspemsion by offering students a positive alternative to conrolling and understanding their emotions while responding in a positive, more productive manner.  Our program will consist of an 8 step program that consists of 8 sessions at a time.  Each student will be expected to attend and participate in the program and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 8 sessions.  Participation for each student is voluntary and they must show a willingness to participate fully in the program instead of suspension or detention.  There will also be yoga sessions and mindfulness techniques offered to staff 1 day a week.  

    Mindfulness can help chronically-stressed youth build their aptitude in controlling emotions and intrusive thoughts.  Yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices have beneficial effects on the ability to respond to stress without adverse psychological or phusical outcomes.  Mindfulness practices have also been reported to have positive effects on adult physical and mental health, such as reducing mood and anxiety disorders, distress and blood pressure.  Yoga helps create a safe space for students and teachers.  By empowering an indivicual to feel balanced and strong within his or her own body, yoga enhances resilience. 

    Why should you sponsor?

    Schools are obviously an ideal venure for promoting the establishment of healthy lifestyle skills and behaviors from an early age.  The widespread imlementation of mindfulness practices in schools could have substantial implications not only for student health but also for society as a whole.  Our goal is to provide these services and foster a safe space for students and staff to utilize them to enhance their life experiences.  

    Bonniette Claggett

    I started Finding Your FootPrint Foundation, Inc. in 2018 because I saw a need to help students and staff by teaching life skills to aid in regulating themselves through various emotions, situations, trauma's and day to day events.  I decided to start with the public school system because there is where I can reach the most students and hopefully, teach these skills at a young age.  I am certified as a yoga instructor, SEL, Mind, Body Wellness and am also a certified herbalist.  I practice mindfulness as a way of life and I have experienced growth, good health, and a positive outlook on life.  My goal is to share what I have learned so that others can experience the peace, love and joy that these practices have brought to my life.  

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    50% Female Attendees

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Mindfulness in Schools

1 school in Montgomery County, MD will receive the 8 week Mindfulness program for 2 sessions per school year for $3000 each session; $6000 for the school year.

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