There’s a change sweeping schools across Baltimore and it’s seeing less students being suspended, higher attendance rates and more students graduate. In a city that’s sadly known for its high crime rates, violence, drug abuse and poverty – 35% of children in the Western District live below the poverty line compared to 14% in the rest of the state – something is happening that might just see some long term change.
Students are learning about mindfulness.
The Holistic Life Foundation was established to nurture the wellness of children in disadvantaged communities. One of their key programs, Mindful Moment, teaches children, from as young as kindergarten, meditation techniques and yoga.