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Mindful Kindful Communities Vision

$350 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 3 months
According to the World Health Organization, stress/anxiety is the health epidemic of the 21st century. Adults. Teens. Children. No one is immune. If you aren’t impacted personally, you likely know someone who is. After working with children for 30+ years, I was inspired to launch Mindful Kindful YOUniversity  (MK YOU) which was founded to address the challenges youth face in school and in life, which interfere with learning, relationships, and mental well-being.

Your contribution to this fundraiser will benefit youth in our local communities and support the vision of MK YOU which is mindfulness education programs flourishing across each of our communities, with every community member having access to learning and practicing the essential life skills proven to potentiate well-being, happiness, and success throughout all stages of life! (Con't  reading below)
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MK YOU helps youth learn HOW to cultivate the inner resources, or “superpowers” for reducing stress and experiencing more balance, resilience, and over-all well-being by integrating evidence-based strategies and practices of mindfulness, movement & yoga, and social emotional learning.  In so doing we develop the essential life skills of emotional intelligence, or “Sm’Heart skills” — the essential education for responding more skillfully to life in the 21st Century! These positive experiences will transform, not only inner peace and happiness, but also social dynamics at school, at home, and in the community! These are skills for life!

With the prohibitive cost of advertising and marketing, your contribution of funds will help me begin to reach families in our communities that might not otherwise know about Mindful Kindful YOUniversity programs. My outreach has been minimal due to lack of personal funds. With “back-to-school” around the corner, I would like to do an advertising blast as soon as possible -- in the local papers and on social media to help parents know about some ongoing and new programs to support youth, including those with special needs. Programs include community classes, workshops, private coaching, film screenings, as well as classes & retreats for parents, educators, and community members.

I have experienced and seen first-hand how impactful mindfulness training can be in my work with youth and adults, as well as in my own life. I am grateful to have the training, experiences, and resources to share the wisdom and evidence-based practices of mindfulness and movement which have proven over and over to lead to greater resilience, more joy, and peace in life, or what I like to summarize as more Mindful-Kindful-Skillful.

By practicing mindfulness and compassion in our daily living, each one of us is positively contributing to a thriving, resilient, and compassionate world beginning with ourselves, and positively impacting our relationships at home, school, and in our communities. Your thoughtful donations, in any amount, will be graciously welcomed and will make a ripple here on the Central Coast of California towards my vision for more compassionate communities. Thank you for truly making a difference, or what call leaving “heartprints”! May your generosity return to you in unexpected ways!

To learn more about our programs, go to https://mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com/ 

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The first photo is of the ad that your contributions helped me to get in today's special edition of "Education today in our local paper. Your contributions paid half of the cost of this almost half page ad (total cost over $600 ). The 2nd image is a bonus -- I have been bugging one of the editors about my calendar submissions not making it in the paper all summer (he said it's because there is so much going on!) So he featured me with an almost half page photo for "Hot Dates" in the calendar section. This is one of my favorite photos because it shows the pure joy I have when doing my classes with kids!!! It's not too late for donations. I need to make sure I get 6 new classes off the ground!!! I am deeply grateful to those who have already contributed to support me through this transitional period in my life to follow my calling for a more Mindful ~ Kindful ~ Peaceful world, beginning with our world within. Gandhi reminded us that "If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children."
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I was thrilled to receive a new donation today! Thank you Mandana! Our total is $350 which will go towards a 3/4 page ad in our local paper for the "back to school" issue to let parents know about our community classes: (1) "Dragonfly Circles" (photo) and (2) "YOUnique Fitness" for special needs youth. We have expanded to 3 NEW locations (in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and Atascadero). The contributions made, and those to come, will help me to reach families who may not otherwise know about our programs. Thank you for your “heartprints”!
Mindful Kindful YOUniversity offers mindfulness and well-being programs to make a positive impact on the lives of children in our communities while addressing the challenges youth face in school and in life, which interfere with learning, relationships, and mental well-being. Working on the “inside” of public education, I can tell you that our schools simply do not have enough resources to effectively address all the ranges of social, emotional, and mental health needs, however any program such as MK YOU can help make a significant difference. It already has! MK YOU equips and teaches children, teens, and adults HOW to cultivate the inner resources, or “superpowers” for reducing stress and experiencing more balance, resilience, and overall well-being by integrating evidence-based strategies and practices of mindfulness, movement & yoga, and social emotional learning to develop the essential life skills of emotional intelligence, or “Sm’Heart skills” — the essential education for responding more skillfully to life in the 21st Century! Any contribution is welcome. $5, $10, anything helps! Thank you!
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We have a NEW class in SLO for special needs youth that has been trying to get off the ground. This class will also be coming to Atascadero beginning in August. The contributions made, and those to come, will help me get some advertising out there that I have been unable to do up until now. Thank you for truly making a difference, or what call leaving “heartprints” as well as giving me hope! May your generosity return to you in unexpected ways!
Here is the class description: https://mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com/younique-fitness/
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I am jumping for joy after receiving a very generous donation - my first!!! I have to say it's a funny feeling asking for help. And since this is a "birthday" request, it's like asking for presents. Then it feels weirdly vulnerable because I am not sure if anyone will come to my "party"!!! Well thank you so much to Anne B for helping me "celebrate" - it's really about helping me celebrate the start of something new! Way to get this party started! Please read all about it and no amount is too small!!! ~Dee
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