In light of Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to nonviolence, Holistic Life Foundation founders Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andy Gonzalez discuss how their work teaching contemplative practice in underserved schools in the Baltimore area is reducing disciplinary problems among students. “The Holistic Life Foundation is doing some of the most positively transformative work happening in our country’s inner cities. While delivering an assortment of after school, mentoring, environmental education, and leadership training programs, HLF is changing the lives of the youth in their Baltimore neighborhood using a combination of yoga, mindfulness, and pure love. And their work doesn’t stop when the young people leave school, as HLF’s teacher training prepares graduates to deliver the HLF programs to other schools and neighborhoods. Andy, Atman, and Ali’s work should be a model for communities across the country.” James Gimian, Publisher, Mindful Magazine and www.mindful.org
Sponsored by the Alliance for an Inclusive Middlebury (AIM), The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, The Commons, and the President’s Office.
- Sponsored by:
- President of the College; COMMONS; Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life; Alliance for an Inclusive Middlebury (AIM)