Mindful Kids Miami, Inc. (MKM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2011, is dedicated to bringing mindfulness training to all children, grades Pre-K through 12, in Miami-Dade County. The intention of Mindful Kids Miami is to assist schools and childcare organizations to teach the skill of mindfulness to children and teens in school classrooms both public and private; hospitals and other healthcare centers; and, institutional settings.
Our vision is to improve the lives of all children in the community by giving them access to mindfulness practices which reduce stress and anxiety, develop attention, promote emotional regulation, and create a sense of well-being.
WHAT WE DO: Currently, MKM provides mindfulness education through one of its four major programs: (1) Mindfulness Training for Teachers, (2) Mindfulness Workshops for Schools, (3) Mindfulness Training for Child Healthcare Providers and Advocates, and, (4) Mindfulness After-School Programs. We are currently working with and training teachers in public and private schools, child healthcare providers, and child advocates. We are focusing our attention on reaching at-risk and underserved children and youth in the inner city.
MKM is currently partnered with the University of Miami's Jha Lab in a randomized control study to measure about the effects of mindfulness training for teachers in a large elementary school.
Over the last few years, mindfulness programs for children and teens have been initiated in both private and public schools, child healthcare agencies as well as other institutional providers for children and teens across the country. MKM is committed to helping establish similar programs in the Miami area for the benefit of our children, teens, educators, pediatric healthcare providers, and child advocates and professionals. Please reach out to us if you would like to learn more about our programming, participate in our trainings, and/or collaborate!
Please feel free to visit our Founder's MBSR website: MiamiMindfulness.com
Please watch the following videos to learn more about our work:
Mindful Kids Miami, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and gratefully accepted.