RISE Yoga for Youth celebrates it's fifth year of operation in Bay Area public schools!
A Message from our Founder Dear friends, I am delighted to share our 2016-2017 annual report with you. It has been a year of significant growth and change at RISE! Your generous support has enabled us to further our mission to empower underserved youth through the practices of yoga, wellness education and community building. In the past 12 months we have expanded to five new schools, including one site in Oakland. We now offer programming to over 1,400 youth in the San Francisco Bay Area at 17 school sites. I invite you to learn more about our programs, read our student statements and teacher interviews, and see how our program is impacting teens and paving the way for a brighter future. Thank you for making our work possible to transform the lives of underserved youth. I can’t wait to continue the journey into our next year! Sincerely, Erin Lila Singh Founder & Executive Director RISE Yoga for Youth
Where We are Today Our story began in 2012, when we started with a small pilot program in Mission High School, offering yoga and wellness education as P.E credit to 20 students. Working with the students at Mission, we saw the powerful impact of integrating yoga and mindfulness into the school curriculum: students reported being better able to focus in class, feeling more energized, motivated and confident in themselves, and being able to effectively manage their stress and emotions. After our first program at Mission High School, we set forth to share this transformational practice with more teens across the Bay Area. Since then, RISE has expanded to 17 schools, serving students in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. 17 sites. 1,400 Students. Ages 12 - 19 2016 - 2017 Site Locations • Mills High School • Aragon High School • Mission High School • Carlmont High School • San Mateo High School • Burlingame High School • Willie Brown Middle School • Summit Public School: Prep • Summit Public School: Denali • Summit Public School: Rainier • Palo Alto Medical Foundation • June Jordan School for Equity • George Washington High School • Leadership Public School Oakland • Immaculate Conception Academy • St. Matthews Episcopal Day School • Leadership Public School San Francisco