MISSION STATEMENT We are energetic and passionate young women with a mission to make a difference in our school and community. We are bringing programs and projects to our school that promote peace, mindfulness, compassion, empathy and social justice. We want to be able to manage the stress of being a student in a dual mission (arts and academics) school while managing the life of being a teenager in a climate of political turmoil. This will be the fourth year of our project and with this year, the entire student body will have been trained in mindfulness practices! As in previous years, we will organize and produce a school-wide mindfulness fair, conduct seminars on mindfulness in all 10 of the freshman seminar classes, and promote lunch activities to involve and educate students on stress management techniques. Our new additional focus this year will be the inclusion of parents and teachers in our presentations. Through the parent center, we will conduct a mindfulness training for parents and we will do mindfulness activities with staff at the beginning of faculty meetings thereby creating a more fully encompassing and supportive environment for the students.