The mission of Joyful Mind Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to prepare people of all backgrounds to define, understand, and reach their highest aspirations, to inquire and create, to learn on their own, and to carry that quest for understanding into the world in their own way, and in their own lives. We accomplish this mission through the practice of secular mindfulness.
Our programs aim to foster both mental health and academic success. Through practices that strengthen executive function and affect the development of brain architecture, we help provide a foundation for wellbeing, learning, and pro-social behavior.
Valuing a whole-child perspective that honors the inner-life of young people, our programs utilize art, movement, improvisation, attunement to seasonal rhythms, and story. Evidence-based content is utilized in all programs, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) and the Mindful Schools curriculum.
Joyful Mind Project is deeply committed to promoting social justice, diversity, and inclusion, and to helping ennoble people where centuries of historical racism and related trauma have created deep, complex, and not easily resolved difficulties.
Since inception we have offered our programs for free, by donation, or on a sliding scale, with no one ever turned away for lack of funds. Your generosity helps ensure that our programs will continue serving the community for a long time. If you are moved to do so, you can even donate now by clicking here.