Niroga Selected as a Champion of Children's Wellbeing
Earlier this year, our Education Program Director, Coleen Armstrong-Yamamura submitted a proposal to the Children’s Wellbeing Initiative, organized by Ashoka and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Initiative asked the question, “How do we ensure every child in the United States grows up with a strong sense of self, belonging, and purpose?”.
300 leaders submitted their ideas and vision for securing the wellbeing of our young people. In August we found out we made it to the second round, a group of 122 Pioneers of Children’s Wellbeing. Last week we found out that we were selected as one of 10 Champions of Children’s Wellbeing! We are honored and excited to be counted in excellent company with these other organizations.
Stress Resilience for Self-Aware Kids: Tools for Emotional Regulation and Healthy Relationships
Coleen’s proposal focused on building stress-resilience for self-aware kids.
You can view the complete proposal here.
What does this recognition this mean for Niroga?
Ashoka and the Robert Wood Johnson will be supporting Niroga with the opportunity to refine our vision, tell our story, and connect with and learn from changemakers around the country who are transforming the ways that kids grow up. They will provide mentorship, visibility at a Children’s Wellbeing network event, and some financial contributions to our programs.
This initiative will not only support our mission of bringing the transformative practice of Dynamic Mindfulness to the young people who need it most, but it will also help Niroga tell our story and increase our visibility.
We are deeply grateful to be welcomed into this community of leaders and changemakers. Stay tuned for more to come!