A message from our Founder & President
When I began The 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.
Every brain needs a break! MindUP™ was created with educators, for educators, to help them improve student engagement in learning, academics and focus, and to give them some tools and strategies to bring joy back into the classroom. Teachers need tools to help not only their students, but themselves, and MindUP™ gives them a break from the stresses of daily life, leaving more time for teaching and less time managing classroom behavior.
Our program continues to positively impact children, families and teachers as the demand for MindUP™ continues to grow. Our 15 lessons are now taught on 5 continents and in 12 different countries! The skills and mindfulness practices that we teach have helped over 6 million children improve learning and academic performance and learn valuable social and emotional skills that build personal resilience for a lifetime.
Together we are making my dreams for the children of today a reality. I thank you for your ongoing support and generosity. Keep your minds up and your hearts open!
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