Mindful Life Project: Mindfulness 101

Mindful Life Project (MLP) is one of the grantees of the Next Generation Fund at the George Family Foundation.

Since their inception in 2012, MLP has become a pioneer in direct service mindfulness programming in TK-8th grade schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their programs help sustainably embed mindfulness at all levels of the school ecosystem.

MLP seeks to empower underserved children through mindfulness and other transformative skills to gain self-awareness, confidence, self-regulation and resilience, leading to lifelong success. By working with students, teachers, staff, and families, MLP creates a connected school culture and climate where everyone feels safe, welcomed, valued, and supported.

When schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, MLP shifted their work to live video sessions for youth and parents as well as videos available to the general public.

In this video, MLP 6th grade student Idania talks about what mindfulness means, how it makes people healthier, the brain science behind mindfulness, and how to practice it.