A Mindful Evening
Friday from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Mindful Kids Miami presents A Mindful Evening featuring keynote speaker and our 4th Ambassador of Mindfulness, Dr. Amishi Jha, and a sensory wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting in your home. ZOOM attire.
Ambassador of Mindfulness Award
Dr. Amishi Jha, Keynote
Integrated Farming: Behind the scenes with Sacred Space's mindful approach to food production
Outstanding Mindfulness Champion Award
Artisan chocolate guided tasting with Cao Chocolates
Dear MKM Family,
We are pleased to invite you to our 2nd virtual fundraising soiree, A Mindful Evening of Gratitude, where we will be honoring Dr. Amishi Jha as our fourth Ambassador of Mindfulness as well as one Mindfulness Champion with an award for outstanding service to their school. This past year has been full of challenges, transitions, and highlights. As the global pandemic rages into its 20th month, many of us are settling into the new school year and heading into the busy holiday season with a changed perspective on life. For us this year brought a heightened sense of present-time awareness and a daily feeling of gratitude.
This year’s special fundraising event is dedicated to gratitude, however we all may experience it. We look forward to having you join us to hear more about our new Mindfulness Champions program we launched in partnership with the Miami Heat, Florida Blue, and MDCPS, to bring mindfulness into every school in Miami-Dade County.
With my warmest appreciation,
Sandy Skelaney | Executive Director
MARTHA VILLAREAL-COX | MINDFULNESS CHAMPION, RUTH K. BROAD K-8
DR. AMISHI JHA | 2021 AMBASSADOR OF MINDFULNESS
In Dr. Amishi Jha's forthcoming book, Peak Mind (Harper Collins, 2021), she shares her discoveries on how attention can be trained for optimal performance and well-being. PEAK MiND can be purchased here, but we invite you to support local small business and pick up a copy here.
Mindful Kids Miami, Inc. (MKM) is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit that offers a catalog of gold-standard mindfulness programs and workshops to carry out our mission of bringing the benefits of mindfulness to all kids in Miami-Dade County. We scale our reach and impact through training adults who interact with children daily, such as educators, to embody mindfulness for themselves and to share age-appropriate activities that they learn with their students. Our signature programs for adults are the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and the 8-week Mindful Teachers Training Program (MTTP) developed in-house. Miami-Dade County Public Schools provides master plan points to educators for our core programs, making them a regular offering in the MDCPS professional development catalog. This summer we launched the Mindfulness Champions Initiative, an ambitious project to designate and train one Champion in each of Miami-Dade’s 354 public schools to act as an advocate for bringing mindfulness into the schools and a liaison with a direct link to ongoing support from our staff and programs.
For information about supporting this event, please visit our sponsorship page.