ResilientKids is a Rhode Island-based non-profit offering an innovative yoga and mindfulness program to students pre-K through high school in their school setting. This secular program is designed to promote the development of life-long skills, including focus, self-esteem, self-confidence, balance, and community. By building a toolbox of strategies to manage academic, emotional and social challenges, students learn to successfully navigate their path to becoming engaged adults, global citizens, and our future leaders.
I am teaching through ResilientKids in several schools this fall, and on October 11th, 2012, we are having our first-annual fundraiser to build a scholarship fund for schools serving low- and middle-income families to be able to bring this invaluable program to their students (and teachers!) independent of district budgeting restrictions.
As an artist-yogie, I find that my creative practice and my mindfulness practice feed each other tremendously, borrowing techniques from each other other daily. They share the requirement and results of focus, patience, positivity, risk taking, discernment and skillful action. Ultimately both practices bring more awareness and deeper meaning to the lives we lead. ResilientKids is looking for donations for our silent auction, and I hope that you feel compelled to donate a piece of art in support of this work to bring compassion and artful vision into our schools. Additionally, if you know someone who would resonate with our mission who is an artist or craftsperson, who owns a store or business or has a service to offer, please take a minute to forward this ask to them.
Donations will be accepted from September 15 through the end of October, and can be addressed to Resilient Kids, ATTN: Natasha M Brooks-Sperduti, and mailed or hand delivered to the porch of 11 Mayflower Street, Providence, RI, 02906 (near the Rochambeau Library on Hope St). Email me if you plan to donate so I can send you a release of ownership form to sign and include with the donation. If it is better for you to have your item picked up, please be in touch. Feel free to call with questions: 401-332-6007.