New Leaf Foundation

The New Leaf Foundation supports the holistic wellbeing of youth in marginalized communities by teaching them mindfulness-based practices to build emotional and mental resilience, self-empowerment and leadership. With the Foundation’s funding, New Leaf runs mindfulness and yoga sessions each week in five high-needs public schools. The organization also executes 30 frontline programs including in schools, youth justice and leadership. All facilitators are experienced in anti-oppression, trauma-informed and strengths-based practices. Last year, New Leaf worked with 1,400 youth. Its programming has also reached almost 300 community participants and 50 educators have been trained in best practices.