Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy

Dear Friends,

We are happy to report that we have met our funding goal for the Fall 2018 semester at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy and wish to state our gratidue for eveyone who helped make this program possible.  

Fundraising continues for the Spring 2019 semester! 

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 affluent community of Marin County.  

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.

With joyful enthusiasm,
Chelsea True
Founder, Joyful Mind Project


We have an urgent funding request for a mindfulness education project taking place at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City, CA in grades Pre-K-8.  

The program meets weekly; utilizes evidence-based curriculum; and builds the capacity for the school to independently sustain ongoing outcomes including creating a positive environment for student learning.

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

Mindful Schools

Kaiser Permanente

Christine Durbin

Elizabeth Vaughn

Barbara Sapienza, PhD

Linda Graham, MFT

Rebecca Stoddard

John Koch

Stephanie Elliott

Patricia Kearns

Quin Cowmey

Marleen Roggow


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.