Calmer Choice

Seeding A Culture of Mindfulness for Lifelong Wellbeing

Calmer Choice will use Tower funds to extend the benefits of mindfulness beyond the classroom through a new comprehensive approach to seeding resilience, compassion and wellbeing into the school district’s educational culture, and will fund the development and implementation of the training effort to support this approach.

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: South Yarmouth, MA
AMOUNT: $24,000

Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued