The mission of Mindful Arts San Francisco is to provide free volunteer–facilitated mindfulness instruction to SFUSD TK – 5th grade students through a partnership with the San Francisco Education Fund. Through the use of focusing techniques, storytelling, and art, students will learn to improve attention, self-regulation, and social-emotional learning so that they can succeed.
San Francisco Education Fund hosts mindfulness curriculum trainings in partnership with Mindful Arts San Francisco two times during the school year to prepare volunteers to assist or teach mindfulness classes at a local public school.
“I really believe Mindfulness Arts San Francisco teaches skills that will save these children’s lives.”
-Mrs. Gonzalez, TK Teacher, Charles Drew Academy
Volunteers are required to come to a three hour training to become familiarized with the Mindfulness Arts San Francisco curriculum. All volunteers must be fingerprinted and assessed for TB risk at the training, as required by the San Francisco Unified School District (this costs $78 and is considered a tax-deductible donation). Volunteers must have experience in practicing mindfulness and/or meditation.
Have questions about the program? Contact Andrew Nance via email or by phone at 415-819-3766.