Last year, HANC Plainview invested in an mindfulness course for staff. With a $1,500 microgrant from the Jewish Education Project, the effort’s been expanded.
“I saw how much better my students excelled when they did a mindfulness activity before a test or writing assignment,” said Francie Goldberg. “It is a tool every single student benefits from.”
“Our children are so overstimulated and easily anxious; teaching them how to calm themselves and be present in the moment will be something they use their entire lives,” said Francie Goldberg. “Research shows a positive relationship between mindfulness and mental health. This grant will help bring out the best in everyone at the school.”