All children in the world are our most precious resource for a happier, healthier tomorrow. They deserve all we can give them to thrive and succeed in this world.

We believe that our young people deserve an inclusive world of kindness, love, joy, respect, equality and one that promotes interconnectivity to all humanity. Systemic racism has created injustices, and when our communities struggle, our children struggle as well. Our MindUP family believes that together we promote an equitable and inclusive world bringing us all together as one.

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Why We Do It

To foster children’s well-being through educational programs based in neuroscience, mindful awareness, positive psychology and social-emotional learning (SEL).

Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP teaches the skills and knowledge children need to regulate their stress and emotion, form positive relationships, and act with kindness and compassion.

Our Mission

A message from our founder.

“When I began The Goldie Hawn Foundation in 2003 I knew that I had to do something to remedy the stress and anxiety children were experiencing. Every child deserves an equal chance to thrive, and so together with researchers, scientists, and educators I created the MindUP program.” – Goldie Hawn, Founder of the Goldie Hawn Foundation

Evidence

Evidence indicates MindUP’s positive impact on a range of measures:

Children report being able to boost their well-being by using MindUP. Children who, after learning MindUP, use it at home. Children indicate improvements in pro-social behaviours.

Maloney, J. E., Lawlor, M. S., Schonert-Reichl, K. A., & Whitehead, J. (2016). A mindfulness-based social and emotional learning curriculum for school-aged children: The MindUP program. In K. A. Schonert-Reichl & R. W. Roeser (Eds.), Mindfulness in education: Integrating theory and research into practice (pp. 313 – 334). New York, NY: Springer.

Research


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Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive schooling, and enhances a child’s ability for success in learning and in life.

CASEL is the world’s leading organization advancing one of the most important fields in education in decades: the practice of promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for all children in preschool through high school.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive schooling, and enhances a child’s ability for success in learning and in life.

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— Daniel J. Siegel, MD


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