Practicing mindfulness has been shown to improve attention and reduce stress, as well as increase one's ability to regulate emotions and feel compassion and empathy. Mindfulness is widely considered an effective psychotherapy treatment for adults, children, and adolescents with aggression, ADHD, and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
By Tamara L. Weil, AmeriCorps Member, JFS Refugee Mental Health
I think of serving in AmeriCorps as my very own superpower. It evens comes with a uniform, the ubiquitous “A” that I always wear when serving, either as a small, elegant pin or a big, bold patch on a t-shirt or vest that announces: I am an AmeriCorps member and I am here to help.
Ashley Elementary School Principal Zach Rahn is on a mission: he is transforming what was once a poorly performing school into an exciting, creative learning environment where kids thrive. Zach and his staff are focused on creating a school community that nurtures the whole child, ensuring that each student receives the tools he or she needs to excel, including academics, socialization, play, art, physical activity, and emotional support.