Cigna Foundation Matching Gifts Program Grant: Mind Body Connections During Learning Labs

  • School Year: 2018-2019
  • Applicants: Bob Lorenzo, Lead Teacher
  • School: Sedgwick Middle School
  • Subjects: Physical Health Education

In this pilot program 45 8th grade students from Sedgwick Middle School will receive instruction during learning labs from professionals in the disciplines of yoga, mindfulness and dance/fitness. The 3 activities will engage students during the school year from November through April. Participants will be determined based on student needs assessments from the School Counseling department. The goals of these weekly 30 minute sessions is to incorporate additional reflection time, movement and exercise into the daily lives of our students who will most benefit from these activities. Participation will help students gain a greater awareness of themselves, a greater sense of community with others and help gain a calmer more focused and thoughtful approach to their days.

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