OUR OWN Wellness Spaces is a classroom retrofit initiative launching in 2022. Focused on developing mentally fit students through meditation, yoga, and nutrition, our goal is to change how schools perceive and participate in health and wellness activities. Developed and curated by Our Own, these spaces will be located in classrooms across the nation that will allow students and educators to cultivate moments of wellness. With a focus on modern aesthetics, these spaces will feature individual meditation pods, group meditation areas, yoga mats and immersive technology. In addition, Our Own will curate weekly programming, monthly activations, teacher retreats, and overall wrap around mentorship support for students.
17% of High School students nationwide had seriously considered suicide per studies, with that number increasing as students coped with life during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic. For teens and young adults ages 10-24, suicide is the second leading cause of death more than cancer, birth defects, pneumonia and influenza combined. Our curated wellness spaces bridge the gap between students and educators, which is a critical link for students to feel individualized rather than marginalized.
75% of students describe their school experience as negative. Using words such as tired, stressed and bored. This leads to increased anxiety and depression, which often surfaces as behavioral problems amongst other traumas. Students need SEL (Social Emotional Learning) programming to develop self awareness, understanding emotions, responsible decision making and overall mental acuity. Studies have shown, students exposed to SEL programming have seen double digit increases in attendance, gpa and a decrease in overall suspension and behavioral infractions.
90% of students served by after school programming are children of color, with 84% considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. In California alone, homeless students make up 25% of participants in OST (Out-of-School Time Programming). Our programming is more than an extracurricular activity for students…..its for their lifeline.
The Our Own Wellness Spaces go beyond daily in school use. Privately funded, our spaces meet the demands of educators and needs of their students after school, which includes tutoring, physical fitness and often overlooked…nutrition. In addition, we reimagine curriculum, student driven learning opportunities and career pathways through the lens of mental health. Our spaces shift the paradigm, understanding that kids spend an average of 6-8 hours a day and almost 180 days per year in school…our approach can’t be mediocre. Our programming is not just engaging but relatable and has a proven track record of success.
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