Mindful Life Project


Mindful Life Project is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports the mental and emotional wellbeing of underserved students, teachers, school leaders, and families through our highly regarded mindfulness based social emotional learning school based programming. Our innovative and culturally relevant programming creates a strong foundation of well-being at the individual level which leads to healthy school cultures where all students feel safe, welcomed, valued, and can thrive socially and academically. We help transform schools from the inside out!

Age Groups Served
  • 3-5
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Parent and Caregiver Engagement
Geographical Area Served
  • City of Antioch
  • City of Bay Point
  • City of Carquinez
  • City of Concord
  • City of Oakland
  • City of Richmond
  • City of Rodeo
  • City of San Francisco
  • City of San Pablo
  • City of San Rafael
  • County Alameda
  • County Contra Costa
  • County Marin
  • County San Francisco
  • State of California
Services Offered
  • Mental Health Services
  • Restorative Practices
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Student and Family well-being
Mindful Life Project's organizational core values are mindfulness, social justice, compassion, curiosity and celebration.
Mindful Life Project measures impact in a multilayered approach of using student data, teacher survey data and social emotional learning metrics. Three of our main measurements we use are the following: 1. Decreased suspensions at each school site a. Our goal is to decrease suspensions by 35 percent for first year schools, 50 percent for second year schools and 60 percent for year three schools. The goal for schools with over three years of Mindful Life Project programming is to experience the same data as the previous year, or steady improvements. This will be measured by collecting and analyzing suspension data from our various school partners and partner districts. 2. Increased quality teaching time a. Our goal is to increase quality teaching time by 20 minutes per day for classroom teachers. We measure this through our annual teacher survey data. In this survey there is a section in which teachers can give us feedback around gains they’ve had in the classroom since incorporating MLP and mindfulness into their weekly schedule. 3. Improved student social-emotional skills a. Our goal is that 80 percent of teachers observe student demonstrations of social-emotional skills. This is also measured through our end of the year teacher survey. This survey will offer an opportunity for teachers to assess their classroom culture and the shifts in their student’s social emotional learning skills since integrating mindfulness into their classroom’s weekly schedule.

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