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      Mindfulness Ambassador Youth Council in Maplewood

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      January 17, 2013 - February 21, 2013

      Thursday   3:30 PM - Thursday 5:00 PM

      51 Baker Street
      Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

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      Mindfulness Ambassador Youth Council

      "The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace."

       Thich Nhat Hanh

      The Mindfulness Ambassador Council (MAC) program offers a forum to meet face to face and learn about constructive ways for addressing personal, social and community challenges. Essentially, the MAC establishes a common language based on sharing, modeling and practicing the principles that provide members with tools to strengthen their well-being, think critically and act with thoughtfulness and compassion.  As well, council members pledge to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude to engage constructively in an increasingly interdependent world and to become messengers of mindful living within their families, schools, places of business and communities, hence mindfulness ambassadors.

      At the heart of the MAC program are basic mindfulness practices that youth access the wisdom within themselves and within the group. Participants are encouraged to speak from the heart, ask questions to discover their fullest potential, and explore possibilities that lead to a culture of mutual respect, collaboration and ethical concern for each other and the world.

      Your child has been invited to participate in the first pre-teen (grades 4-6) pilot program, sponsored in part by the HK Project.  Youth ambassadors will meet Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm begining January 17th.  The Center's doors open at 3:15 pm Thursday's.  This program has been developed for our younger community members after 4 sucessful SOMa teen councils revealed a desire to have participated before moving up to middle and/or high school. 

      Stephanie Jelley, CEO of umojawa and Shannon Brantley, adjunct professor of Psychology, will co-facilitate the pilot program.

      To register, kindly RSVP via Eventbrite or send email to This program continues to exist in our community through the generosity of its members and donations are welcome to help ensure the sustainability of the program.  

      A bit about mmoja 

      mmoja's mission it to develop mindful leaders who take action now and in the future to positively impact their communities.

      mmoja, youth center for global citizenship utilizes an innovative and holistic approach to cognitive and social emotional development by providing children with creative programing to help them manage emotions and behaviours, reduce stress, sharpen concenntration while increasing empathy and optimism in order to foster systemic change and inspire the way our nation’s youth approach and navigate this ever changing and complex interconnected world in which we live. 

      The Center seeks to empower the youth of our community and enhance their sense of self and belonging through dynamic programming based upon the 5 principals of mindfulness .  The Center’s unique approach encourages creative self-expression through the illustration of the practical importance of academic skills such as literacy and the related application to digital media productions.  

      The Center will apply an “inquiry-based learning” approach whereby the Center’s scholars will participate in the planning, development and evaluation of group discussions that support challenges and opportunities pertinent to middle schoolers and high schoolers, mindfulness practices, and creative activities offering an opportunity to participate in various community service projects under the guidance of the Center’s facilitators and partners.  their media projects under the guidance of the Center’s facilitators and partners.  

       501(c)(3) status is currently pending.

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