Young Outstanding Girl Athletes Boston - Yoga for At-Risk girls

by Heather Powell

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  • This project was expired on 2018-10-19

About this project

My name is Heather. I am a mother, Youth Worker and a Probation Officer. I have played many roles in my community. One of the most important roles I've played is a mother to many teens in crisis. 

Teen girls are in a spiritual and physical crisis. Many supported girls have a homebase with support from parents and adequate resources to provide for their needs. There is a LARGE at-risk population of girls in the City of Boston that do not have this foundation. At a time in adolescence where interest in physical activity wanes along with self-image and self-esteem, yoga is needed more than ever to deliver mindfulness to the most vulnerable population of girls in Massachusetts.

As a trained Youth Worker and certified PYT200 I will deliver yoga basics, meditation & breathing techniques, mindfulness and conflict resolution workshops to girls at local community centers. As an officer, I will provide knowledge to highlight prevention strategies in decision-making as a youth in a triggering environment.

YOGA Boston is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. We need to equip sessions with mats, blocks, straps, healthy post-workout snacks and a teaching assistant. I need your help! Please feel free to ask questions and donate used goods as well :)

Risks & Challenges

Each program site will run our workshops for 4-6 week blocks. We will have a short time to build repore with girls and implement exercise habits that will last into daily routine. We will need all printed manuals and yoga equipment from the first session forward to make the whole block function smoothly. YOGA Boston wants to launch in September, so this mission is time-sensitive. Another challenge is that AT-RISK TEEN GIRLS are a group that is UNDERSERVED. Awareness and support would work WONDERS for so many.


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