Project Peaceful Warriors

$1,755 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 13 months
Chelsea Lloyd  NEW ORLEANS, LA
Project Peaceful Warriors empowers students, educators, school leaders, and care takers with the tools of trauma-aware yoga and mindfulness to utilize in an academic setting. Project Peaceful Warriors focuses elementary through high school students school students that have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma and lack coping and healing tools that allow them to be successful in the classroom. Trauma informed yoga and mindfulness provides a structured and guided practice that allows students to reconnect and gradually reclaim their bodies so they can grow academically and as impactful members of their community.

According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network 25% of American youth experience a serious traumatic event before the age of 16. In New Orleans 79% of youth have experienced a serious traumatic event by 16, and 84% of that population reports to have had more than three traumatic experiences in their childhood. New Orleans youth doubles the prevalence rate of PTSD, depression, poverty, and exposure to community violence when compared to the national average.

Trauma not only affects psychological functioning, but it also manifests in the body physically as well. It disrupts social-emotional development in youth hindering the ability to develop proper social relationships and manifests as poor self regulation skills, altered perceptions of safety, normative beliefs about aggression, and feelings of low self-worth, guilt, and shame. The number of traumatic experiences in childhood is the second most powerful predictor of academic failure.

While the prevalence of trauma in New Orleans youth requires many facets of healing, empowering youth with the tools of yoga and mindfulness can serve as an immediate therapeutic modality and positively impact their healing process and success in the classroom. Students are empowered to experience their minds, bodies and feelings in a safe place to begin, sustain, and deepen their healing process.

We can talk all day about how we love yoga in the classroom and the lasting effects it has but our warriors say it best: Words From Our Warriors 



Your support in funding empowers us to develop a stronger curriculum and bulid out our trainer model with Yoga Ed , reach more students, engage more schools, and increase the potential for happier and more scuessful classrooms.
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Tomorrow is giving Tuesday! Your donation to project peaceful warriors helps empower NOLA students and teachers with the tools of yoga and mindfulness to create classroom and community environments that cultivate academic and personal growth!
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$1,755 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 13 months
Created March 17, 2016
AS
$100
Alyssa Seward
7 days ago

Chelsea and Co - continue doing your awesome mission and spreading the love and peace!

YE
$50
Yoga Ed. Yoga Ed.
1 month ago

Yoga Ed. Loves You PPW!

ED
$35
Erin Donovan
1 month ago
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
ML
$25
Marissa Latini
3 months ago
$50
Kristin Diable
3 months ago

<3

CL
$20
Carol Lidsker
4 months ago
$40
Kirsten Hill
4 months ago
BT
$25
Brittney Tozzolo
4 months ago
ML
$20
Marissa Latini
4 months ago
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