Fostering Meditation is a Harlem-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the mental development of at-risk youth and those in foster care by teaching The Five Steps 2 Wellness: Meditation, Yoga, Expressive Writing, Community, & Nutrition.
To help youth in foster care, alumni, and vulnerable populations jump-start their healing journey from past trauma and adverse life experiences through teaching the Five Steps 2 Wellness: Meditation, Yoga, Expressive Writing, Community, & Nutrition.
To create a community of Yogis who will become Yoga and Meditation Ambassadors, and further expand the Five Steps 2 Wellness, creating a world where we are continually Breathing, Meditating, and Healing together!
There’s a 60 % increase of suicide with every adverse childhood experience
90 % of foster children have been exposed to some complex trauma
80 % of youth suffer from a mental health issue, ranging from PTSD, panic & anxiety disorders and to drug & alcohol abuse
Mindfulness Meditation is about deep attention and awareness of every moment with the intention to understand and allow to be, rather than to judge and critique. It is while we are practicing mindfulness on our mat, we become aware of passing physical sensations, arising emotional states, and roaming thoughts, which follow us throughout our day.
A 12-week program that provides at-risk youth with the tools to promote Wellness through Five Steps
Grateful for our amazing sponsors and partners who help make healing accessible for the thousands of at-risk and foster youth living in NYC.