THE SEAN O'SHEA FOUNDATION Overview
Target demographics: Low-income, at risk youth between the ages of 9-18 living in San Diego County and now serving Los Angeles County.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We serve approximately 1500 children per year and hoping to increase these numbers with fundraising and grants.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Contact the schools and confirm program schedules, assist our yoga teachers in the classrooms, participate in upcoming events, help to assemble teacher instruction books, organize our supplies, deliver supplies, assist the Exec director...and so much more.
Programs: 1). SIGNATURE SEVEN WEEK YOGA AND NUTRITION PROGRAM:
Our signature seven-week program is offered at the school once a week for one hour before, during or after school. The curriculum includes basic yoga poses as well as nutrition and eco-awareness concepts. Mats, blocks, straps, and supplies are supplied by the foundation.
2). YEAR ROUND YOGA PROGRAM:
This school-based program starts in the fall and includes our signature curriculum taught by our certified yoga teachers. After the initial seven weeks, a school representative is trained by the foundation to teach the weekly yoga practice for the rest of the school year.
THE SEAN O’SHEA FOUNDATION MENTOR PROGRAM:
The foundation can provide an experienced yoga mentor to all participating schools needing assistance or advice while instructing the program.
3). YEAR ROUND YOGA & NUTRITION PROGRAM:
This program contains all of the above and also includes a student body assembly on nutrition. Nutrition curriculum guides are provided to teachers who want to offer a weekly 15 minute nutrition lesson in their classroom.
Our nutrition educators present a 30-45 minute nutrition lesson which includes tips for healthier eating habits, nutritional value on calorie intake, an overview of the food groups, and the medical risks of obesity. PowerPoint and hand visuals are used.
4). CURRICULUM ORIENTATION/TRAINING:
We offer an orientation and mini training for all volunteers, contracted yoga teachers and school representatives. Information covered includes: our seven-week curriculum, basic tips for working with at-risk youth, nutrition education, and foundation policies. Training is held twice a year.
5). KIDS HELPING KIDS YOGA:
This weekly donation-only yoga class is offered for young people ages 12-17. The class is held every Tuesday from 4-5pm at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Carlsbad.
teachings that help to develop life skills that can enable
youth to take responsibility for their life, develop respect
for themselves and others, and have confidence in their
Yoga and nutrition for pregnant teens.
Yoga for teen mom and babies
Yoga and nutrtion for the Juvenile Court schools
Partnering with Rady Children's Hospital Healthy coaches program
partnering with over 45 schools in San Diego and now reaching out to Los Angeles.