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.

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Why We Do It

Goldie Hawn

Founder and CEO of the Goldie Hawn Foundation

We believe that our young people deserve an inclusive world of kindness, love, joy, respect, equality and one that promotes interconnectivity to all humanity.

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

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

We foster children’s well-being through educational programs based in:

Neuroscience

Mindful Awareness

Positive Psychology

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Evidence

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

86%

Children report being able to boost their well-being by using MindUP.

88%

Children who, after learning MindUP, use it at home.

83%

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.

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 designation indicates that a program is evidence-based; well-designed and classroom-based program that systematically promotes students’ social and emotional competence, provides opportunities for practice, and offers multi year programming; and delivers high-quality training and other implementation support.

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FREE MEMBERSHIPS

Access To:
  • Activity resource Library with newly launched get started activities
  • On demand virtual events
  • Classes and learning experiences to enhance the well-being of yourself, your families and your community.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS

Access To:
  • MindUP courses and curriculum
  • Expert video series
  • Brain Break and Breath Resource Library
  • Keep Your Mind UP Activity Library

SCHOOL, GROUP,
or DISTRICT

Access To:
  • MindUP courses and curriculum
  • Expert video series
  • Brain Break and Breath Resource Library
  • Keep Your Mind UP Activity Library
MindUP reinforces the enjoyment and impact of the experience of learning.

— Daniel J. Siegel, MD

MindUP in the News

Goldie Hawn and Dan Siegel at TEDMED 2009

CNN: Teaching Mindfulness in School, May 2014

Goldie Hawn brings meditation to the classroom | Forbes, May 2014

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