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Mindfulness for the Young Child

$400 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 10 months
Open Minds, Inc. website 

Invest in change ! Help us grow the next generation of compassionate, empathetic, and creative game changers at Head Start of Washington County, MD.


We can empower children at a young age to use LOVE as the foundation to build empathy and solve problems, from a personal to a community level.

It is up to all of us to lay the groundwork for children to cultivate love within themselves and for others while building resilience -- emotionally, mentally, and physically.

Help us raise the emotional intelligence of 200 students (across 4 Head Start centers), 30 teachers, and all of their families in Washington County, Maryland.
These students will become the teachers in their communities. Together we can give a gift that will keep giving for a lifetime !

OPEN MINDS believes that empowering youth to build empathy and live compassionately at a personal and community level results in a successful future filled with resilient, authentic leaders who collaborate to BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

The young child deserves to be truly successful in all areas of life, internal and external. Our weekly wellness program, designed specifically for Head Start of Washington County, provides mindfulness curriculum through yoga and the arts for young children and for their families.

We spend nearly half a trillion tax dollars every year on mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders- most of which start at a young age. It doesn’t have to be this way!
This stuff works and it’s crazy cheap, too! Less than $15 per student for a six week course.

Share this fundraising page today with your network! We can make this a reality through the POWER of LOVE.


Tier Funding: 

$15 - provides 3 yoga mats

$25 - provides 5 yoga mats

$45 - for a class per week and a mat

$70 - provides 1 full class per week and a mat

$150 - provides 2 classes per week and a mat

$250 - provides 4 classes per week and mats

$350 - provides 6 classes per week and mats

$500 - provides 10 classes per week and mats

$1000.00 - staff professional development and online platform
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We are going to be pushing this campaign on Giving Tuesday ! Our goal is to raise $3000.00 please share this important research based open hearted project for youth, families and teachers. You can donate anytime. Thank you !!!
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We need a match of $5000.00 for this program at Head Start by October 20th ! Let’s make this happen for the children in Hagerstown :)
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3 yr at Noland Village taking a Mindful Moment and deep breath - Pic credit: Open Minds Inc. - “ For over 3 years Open Minds, Inc. co Founder and featured teacher Amanda Adkins has been facilitating mindful Yoga classes at the Head Start of Washington County reaching over 150 students plus parents and teachers. The teachers and children enjoy these interactive classes and have seen improvement in the young child’s self regulation skills. Also they exude happiness after being in Amanda’s classes. We are excited to explore these classes further with our mental health initiative here in Washington County, MD. “ -
Erica Parrotte - Health Manager - Washington County, MD Head Start
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$400 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 10 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Open Minds Inc
Certified Charity
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Middletown, MD
EIN: 465489780
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