My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mind Body Awareness Project, Oakland, CA, USA
Read the news and you'll see lots of articles about crime and street violence in Oakland. You'll see young men killed by the police and dismissed as "criminals" and "thugs." The Mind Body Awareness Project works with the young people often ignored or demonized by society, and teaches them how to use meditation to cope with their struggles. Many of them are traumatized by violence, have lost friends and family at young ages, struggle with grief and anger, lie awake at night in juvenile hall. MBA Project sees them as individuals, just as flawed and wonderful as everyone else in society. When these young people are treated with respect and empathy, they are able to see themselves and their lives in completely different ways.