Mindfulness Meditation with At-Risk Youth

Daylong with The Mind Body Awareness Project

Sunday, November 8th
San Francisco


In this daylong training, participants will be introduced to The Mind Body Awareness Project’s mindfulness-based approach to working with at-risk youth. Participants will learn through both experiential and didactic exercises how to introduce basic self-awareness skills when working with this population. This training is open to all levels of learning from those with no experience with mindfulness and meditation, to mental health professionals looking to expand or sharpen their skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Deepen understanding of the efficacy and benefits of mindfulness meditation
  • Learn how mindfulness meditation can bolster well-being and reduce stress
  • Gain confidence when introducing embodied self-awareness to at-risk youth

Who would benefit:

  • Teachers, school administrators, and youth workers
  • Therapists, counselors, and clinicians
  • Juvenile justice workers



Jennie Powe Runde is the Clinical Services Director at MBA Project and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has been working with at risk youth and their families for over 15 years. Her passion for expressive arts, values based work, and the importance of including all voices in a team-based appraoched strongly influences her work. Jennie is excited to bridge her professional and personal values to help individuals and groups connect with themselves and each other with courage and compassion.

Micah Anderson is our Senior Instructor, and began working with MBA Project in 2011. He has had a personal meditation practice for over two decades, has taught retreats and led trainings on mindfulness and emotional literacy in five countries and leads a weekly meditation group in the Bay Area. Micah lives in Oakland, CA and is currently enorlled at Sofia University to attain his Master’s in Psychology.


This daylong will be held at Against the Stream, 2701 Folsom Street in San Francisco.