Equipping the Minds of Today, with the Skills for Tomorrow.
Reimagine the System.
The Togetherness that Makes Belonging Matter.
I'm Still Not Sure if Should I Be Part of the Movement?
If you answer yes to any or all of these, then you are the ideal coalition member.
I support compassion.
Well of course! That's an easy one.
I want to see my community thrive.
I mean who doesn't?
I want to support students by giving them ways to cope with stress.
Wow! I would've loved to learn that as a kid!
I stand for promoting resiliency in our children and future.
Well who wouldn't want to live in a world with well adjusted humans?
I see the benefits of decreasing behavioral problems in schools.
Yes, yes, and yes. Now I'm getting excited!
I am an SEL provider, educator, parent, or interested in supporting kids.
I think this may be a good fit!
Your Coalition Visionaries
Casting the Vision & Connecting Communities
Hayfa is a passionate visionary in promoting positive health and well-being. Despite having a less than charmed childhood, she always knew that she’d go on to make an impact in this world.
Hayfa began college at age 15, graduated high school at age 16, and began working with her first U.S. Congressman by age 17. As the first woman in her family to receive a Bachelors Degree, a Masters Degree, and then a second Masters Degree, she knew that one day, her story would empower others to rise up.
After feeling overworked, underpaid and stressed with her Federal Government career, she recognized the systemic issues that needed to be addressed in society. She then pursued work aimed at enhancing people’s lives. She has a wide range of professional and community experiences including being an author, business owner, and board member of Mindfulness First.
Stephanie is passionate about providing children with mindfulness as a tool to promote resiliency and positive social and emotional development.
With a degree in Child Development,
Stephanie’s professional experience focuses on enhancing mental health among children and adolescents in a variety of settings. She has been involved in several federally funded research projects including interventions with young children exposed to alcohol prenatally, depression prevention with adolescents and mental health promotion with youth experiencing chronic diseases.
Stephanie currently serves as the Research Director for Mindfulness First and also teaches mindfulness to children and families with her organization Growing Mindfully.
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Yolande has over 30 years of experience working in the Information Technology and Computer Industry. She is an entrepreneur and is currently the COO of InfoSol Inc. – a Worldwide Business Intelligence solutions provider. Yolande is passionate about Peace and the human spirit. She is currently endeavoring to create work cultures that are worthy of our children.
Yolande also serves on the board of directors of Mindfulness First.
Yolande believes that being present is the space that comes before taking a first step and the space from which all futures can emerge. Being mindful is a gateway to being present.
Yolande believes that children are our teachers and that mindfulness is a gift to the planet. She is the mother of two children, two step children and a grandmother to an awesome baby girl called Ada.