We are proud to launch this initiative to bring mindfulness and calming strategies to troubled kids. The pilot yoga program funded by The Mirani Foundation will meet twice per month for at risk students in the Elevate Program of Knox County Schools where they will have the opportunity to learn yoga. The goal is to help the kids relieve some stress and use those skills to better navigate their lives.
This pilot program will be measured based on stress level and grades for the students. They’ll be evaluated before, during after the initial 3 month roll-out. Our hope is that there will be improvement in all areas. However, even if simply bringing stress relief to these struggling kids would be a welcome benefit to this unique program.