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THE SEAN O'SHEA FOUNDATION
March 24, 2014

I began my involvement with the Sean O’Shea Foundation as a volunteer shortly after I met Gloria during my Yoga certification at Mira Costa College in 2010. She shared her passion and the story of her son, Sean O’Shea, and even from this early moment, I felt connected to Sean and his compassion for others in his yogic path helping and supporting at-risk children. Since then I taught a few classes and specifically always enjoy relating the story of the mother with her three younger children who came to the last class of a seven week free program to her school and saw her 8 and 10 year old boys in savasana, completely calm. The jaw drop by her was priceless as these boys started out poking and goofing around early in the program. Since then, I’ve been involved as a board member supporting the continued enhancement and growth of the programs with so many testimonials of how our program impacted the whole social dynamics of so many children and young adults. Our children in this program are transformed into by learning about nutrition and yoga and “The Optimist Creed” that Sean taught in his yogic path. Our mission says it all: “To empower youth through yoga, nutrition and optimistic 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 own potential.”

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to work with the skills of an incredible board to enhance and expand the program to youths beyond those we reach today.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

MY ROLE:
Board Member

THE SEAN O'SHEA FOUNDATION
April 7, 2013

The Sean O'Shea foundation provides for free a seven week yoga and nutrition program to at risk children 8-18 years old. Over the last five years, since the foundation was started after an overwhelming response from yogis after Sean O'Shea died tragically in a freak car accident, they have helped thousands of children find the reward of how yoga and good nutrition can help them feel better. One specific experience was watching two brothers, 8 and 10, who started out with an incredible amount of energy having difficulty keeping their hands to themselves. At the last session, the parents were invited in during savasana and their mother saw them laying completely still. Her jaw dropped as she had never seen them so calm. Of course, they were the same two who asked that we bring the program back to their school.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member