Look around and you will see children at risk — children that are stressed, or overly medicated, unable to focus or demonstrating disruptive and aggressive behavior. Many are unable to make an emotional connection with themselves, or with others. What we’re experiencing is an epidemic in which children are failing to thrive in school and in life. With your pledge, MindUP™ can bring these children the tools and techniques that will help them become more resilient and successful. Applied in classrooms and after school programs and with the involvement of parents, MindUP™ uses a program of 15 lessons to teach kids about their brains, how it influences their behavior and the mindful practices that will increase their self-control, empathy, compassion and focus. Pledge today and you will give our children the opportunity to thrive.