Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy
We have an urgent funding request. In order for mindfulness services to continue at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, we need your help as our grant cycle ends in January 2019.
We are happy to report that, after much hard work and with the support of many people, students and teachers at BMLK are now discovering how to transform trauma; work with difficult emotions; and integrate essential practices for health and well-being into the classroom.
We began with an opt-in, “teacher-first”approach, listening to the teachers, understanding their needs, and discovering if mindfulness might be a support to them. We are now serving students, support staff, and faculty in grades TK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Our trauma-informed services have been described by students and faculty as “life-changing” and “transformational.”
Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy is a small a Pre-K through 8th Grade school, where 91% of students identify as People of Color from low-income families, located within the otherwise affluent community of Marin County.
As we have worked to spread the word about BMLK, we’ve learned that many people in the North Bay are unaware that a Community of Color exists in Marin County. We invite you to learn about the history of Marin City, and how children and young people are working to cultivate strength in the midst of adversity.
While we wish for all children to benefit from mindfulness, our highest goal is to bring this potentially life-changing training into schools where the community’s social and economic needs are the greatest, and in many cases, critical.
Your donations will directly benefit the children and young people at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy. I hope you’ll take a moment to look at the information provided below and consider making a donation today. No gift is too small.
Thank you for the support you've already given — and for considering this request.
Founder, Joyful Mind Project
We have an urgent funding request for a project taking place at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City, CA in grades Pre-K-8.
The program meets weekly; utilizes trauma-informed and evidence-based curriculum; and builds the capacity for the school to independently sustain ongoing outcomes.
With your help, we are laying the foundation for learning — and giving students the opportunity to cultivate the health and well-being sometimes only afforded by people of privilege.
The total cost per semester for this school-wide program is $12,000.00
We are grateful to the following donors who are helping make our program possible:
Rick Hanson, PhD
Barbara Sapienza, PhD
Linda Graham, MFT
If you would like to contribute to this important project, please click here. Be sure to include a note stating, "Bayside MLK." Thank you, everyone.