Yoko, our yoga instructor, came on Thursday to lead a group of Awake Youth participants in beginner’s yoga. The atmosphere was light and the participants were excited about trying something new. Some of the poses they were taught included downward dog and the warrior pose. Even though the activity proved to be quite a stretch Read more »

Photos from our great one-day Sit!

We had a wonderful teen retreat on November 10th! In addition to Awake Youth Project students, young people came from DIVAS for Social Justice and Brooklyn College Community Partnership to take part in a one-day meditation retreat at Brooklyn Zen Center. Below are photos from the day. We so appreciate the commitment of all the Read more »

Mindfully Making Halloween Candy

Happy Halloween! Awake Youth Project teens came together today for Thursday teen group. After meditation, journaling and discussion, we moved into silent, concentrated kitchen practice. We all brought mindful attention to making candy together for Halloween – chocolate covered mummy pretzels and ghost strawberries! For many this was the first time making candy. Mindful attention Read more »

Awake Youth Project Starts Again This Fall!

Awake Youth starts again on September 24, 2013. This year we are partnering with many different high schools such as Paul Robeson HS, International HS at Prospect Heights, and Thomas Jefferson HS. Non-profits that we will be partnering with include Brooklyn College Community Partnership and DIVAS for Social Justice.  New and exciting things are happening! Read more »

Awake Youth Project Students Graduate!

We are celebrating the graduation of many Awake Youth Project students this summer! Some took part in our weekly meditation groups at their high school campuses. Others were interns for multiple years in our peer-to-peer leadership program and practiced mediation and mindfulness together for several hours weekly – including daylong and multiple day meditation retreats Read more »