Mindful Youth

I Am
Joyful, Confident & Creative

A Youth Empowerment program

Taught by Ranjit Deora and his team of certified instructors, Youth Meditation is an innovative health and wellness program based on mindful awareness (mindfulness) principles and practices. Youth Meditation responds to today’s educational challenges by helping students, teachers and parents develop the needed skills to address important issues including stress, anxiety, emotional balance, behavior and learning readiness.

What is Mindfulness?
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” (Dr. John Kabat-Zinn)
This presence increases awareness and frees us from the anxiety and worry that rob us of clarity and focus. When we are living in the present, we are not living in fear of the future nor in the regrets of the past. Scientific research shows that mindfulness meditation is effective in promoting a sense of well-being and improving focus, clarity of mind, concentration, creativity and sleep.

Benefits of Youth Meditation:

  • Promotes self-confidence
  • Develops mental clarity and creativity
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Increases ability to focus
  • Improves receptive learning
  • Decreases aggressive and/or impulsive behavior
  • Expands self-awareness
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Better decision-making
Student Programs

  • 8 Week Program – presented once per week
  • Each session 30 – 45 minutes depending on age or grade level
  • Students explore emotions, expectations, resiliency and problem solving
  • Presented in any setting: classrooms, gymnasiums or outdoors
  • No special setting or equipment is required
Through interactive group sessions, students experience the following:

  • Learning and practice of proper breathing
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Positive Thinking
Over the past 25 years of teaching Mindfulness Meditation, our instructors have reached children in Mecklenburg County at A Child’s Place, Freedom Schools, Athena’s Path, Carmel Middle School, Randolph Middle School, Coulwood Middle School, Chantilly Montessori Elementary School, Alexander Youth Network, Fletcher Middle School and teachers and administrators across the county.

Youth Meditation Program Components