Schools & Districts

Mindful Littles partners with schools and districts to bring service learning and mindful well-being programs for youth and adults alike. We provide facilitator-led classroom lessons, workshops and service learning projects that fit your community’s needs. Discover the ways you can bring Mindful Littles to your school or district today.

Mindful Service Learning in Your School

We bring mindful service learning experiences to classrooms, schools and entire districts. Our service learning model is highly experiential and uniquely infuses deep empathy-building practices and practical mindfulness and social-emotional learning skills. Students will get to work on hands-on, age-appropriate service projects that directly benefit another nonprofit or community cause.  The service learning projects can be done in a format that works best for your school- from 20-minute classroom lessons to 90-minute school wide workshops. We are compassion educators AND event planners at heart and plan every detail of the service learning program to make it easy and simple for school leaders to bring compassion education to their students.

Mindfulness & Social-Emotional Learning Classroom Lessons for Youth

We provide weekly facilitator-led classroom lessons that integrate Mindfulness, Yoga, Social-Emotional Learning & Fun (MYSELF™). Our MYSELF™ lessons are fundamentally rooted in the principles of self-compassion as a means of fostering resiliency and pro-social skills.   The lessons are focused on the fundamentals of mindfulness, emotion awareness and regulation, and positive mindset. Our classroom program for students are paired with simple online educator tools and classroom aids to encourage authentic practice to better sustain classroom habits.

Self-Care for Educators, Administrators & Staff

We recognize the enormous stress placed on educators, while recognizing that in order to have mindful littles we must have mindful bigs. We provide mindfulness and yoga self-care classes for educators, administrators and staff during lunch, after-school or as custom self-care workshops. These classes can be as short as 15-minutes to an hour after-school to day-long retreats, and run as an extension of our MYSELF™ curriculum.  The self-care classes include tangible tools and practices for educators that emphasize the same mindfulness and social-emotional learning habits and skills we teach our youth.

The C.A.R.E.S. Program- Districtwide Mindful Service Learning

OrindaCARES: In 2017, we launched OrindaCARES, a community partnership program between Mindful Littles, Orinda Union School District(OUSD), Miramonte High School and The City of Orinda to inspire all Orinda students to become compassionate, engaged global citizens through meaningful service learning opportunities. Our ongoing OrindaCARES program galvanizes the entire community to collectively work together to help critical causes, both locally and around the world. 

Helping Hands for Houston: This initiative to help Hurricane Harvey victims included school-wide assemblies at all 4 elementary school sites to educate students about the natural disaster and how Orinda students could help. The project culminated in a 2-day weekend project with about 300 students and community members from all Orinda schools gathering and assembling 1000 backpacks filled with school supplies, personalized friendship rocks and kindness notes.

Reflections on Day of Peace

Peace Kits for Paradise: Mindful Littles facilitated service learning projects for over 1600 Orinda elementary school students to teach them about the Paradise Fires, practice mindfulness and assemble peace and wellness kits for students in Paradise impacted by the Camp Fire. The kits included mindfulness and compassion tools to help the victims cope with ongoing stress and trauma from the fires. Mindful Littles and OUSD staff and students delivered the kits to Paradise students and spent the day teaching them mindfulness and compassion skills to use at home and in the classroom.

Our Work in Paradise Unified Schools

Our Peace Kits for Paradise through OrindaCares was so impactful on the Paradise community that the Paradise School District hired Mindful Littles to bring deep healing to the school community in the aftermath of the November 2018 Camp Fire.  Our Healing Initiative was funded by the North Valley Community Foundation and is currently bringing our MYSELF™ curriculum in Paradise, California in every TK through 6th grade classroom in the district.