Partnering with Schools

Inner Strength partners with schools to help provide students, teachers, and administrators with tools to uplift the climate, improve relationships, augment focus, and create more supportive learning environments. Schools are populated by people. The culture of testing often obscures the humanity of teachers and students, as all rush to perform or discipline harshly when performance falls below standard. Supporting the social-emotional wellness of students and staff alleviates many disruptions and distractions. Once you lay the foundation for a reflective classroom, one that implements learning activities that cultivate calm, curiosity, and care, you’ll allow the flowering of a student’s creative potential and make schools true places of learning and discovery.

This whole school support model ensures that everyone benefits from integrating self-care and self-reflection into the fabric of the school.

Contact us to explore bringing the Inner Strength Mindfulness Teen Program to your school. 

Schools are an ecosystem. The well-being of each part impacts the rest of the system. The Inner Strength approach works with the school community. A suite of programs is developed to suit an individual school’s culture. When teens, teachers, and the greater school community are all supported, everyone experiences the benefit. Each person models the positive choices and practices.

Programming can include our trademark semester-long Teen Mindfulness Program, student assemblies, Self Care and Stress Management PDs for educators, or a host of online courses and resources.

All of our programs combine the best evidence-based and trauma-sensitive mindfulness and emotional intelligence tools with systems-thinking, evolutionary brain science, context setting critical thinking strategies, and peer-to-peer compassion building.

Outside Philadelphia Schools? Click here for the program

Results & Impact

mindfulness program for schools

Student participants show statistically significant improvement in long term self-regulation, self-compassion, success orientation, and a decrease in rumination.

The broad perspective and multi-faceted approach gives adolescents tools to transform the stresses that assault them from within and without. It also introduces them to a worldview that can directly help them engage productively with our rapidly changing world.

Students emerge from this inquiry and practice more deeply connected and connected to life. They regularly describe experiencing more calm, space, less stress and anxiety, greater happiness, and a sense of possibility.

External research studies show that Inner Strength student participants show statistically significant improvement in long term self-regulation, self-compassion, success orientation, and a decrease in rumination. These are all indicators of improved mental health and are correlated to improved learning outcomes.

This whole school support model ensures that everyone benefits from integrating self-care and self-reflection into the fabric of the school.

Online Programs for Students

Resources for Educators

Additional Programming

Click below for a PDF packet with our available programming.

Quick Facts

12 Lessons

Weekly for twelve 45-minute lessons

During School Time

In-school, as part of a regular academic class.

Philadelphia Area


We are committed to making the program affordable for under-funded, under-resourced public schools.

Host High Schools


"It taught me to be more aware of my physical mental and emotional states and to be aware of the world around me. Mindfulness helped me to harness little common factors in my everyday life, like eating and breathing and use them to calm myself down and regulate my states. I now use it during stressful times and during lacrosse games to keep myself from becoming too nervous."

–Hashim, 11th Grade

"Mindfulness is the fundamental human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re performing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily comprehensible to us when we practice on a daily basis. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research revealing that when you discipline your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain."

– Yize, 11th Grade

"In the classroom you always felt welcomed to answer a question and never afraid of being wrong. Having that type of environment made you want to learn because you were more at peace."

– Olivia, 10th Grade

Explore bringing the Inner Strength Teen Mindfulness Program to your school.

Email us to schedule an informational school visit or to learn more about our program.

“Amy reminded us that we, the adults, are important, too. To better serve our students and to better teach, we need to take care of ourselves. We were able to immediately implement every self-care strategy she presented, and our teachers and staff chose to implement them on their own throughout the school year. We started a new approach to living because we realized the difference within ourselves. Who wouldn't rather live than simply exist?!”
nicolle hutchingson
Nicolle Hutchinson, M.S. Ed
Executive Director Gillingham Charter School, Pottsville,
“Inner Strength has given both our staff and the students the opportunity to dig deeper and explore tools that enable them to be productive members of Lankenau High School. The groups ran through an advisory model and everyone was thrilled to have participated in this meaningful learning. Thank you Inner Strength! ”
Jessica Naugle McAtamney Lankenau Principal
Jessica Naugle-McAtamney
Principal, Lankenau High School of Environmental Science
"I value the work that Inner Strength does to support student well-being by teaching them tools to support their mental health."
Susan Thompson
Principal, George Washington High School
"Inner Strength helped students cope and calm down, which are skills they can use throughout their lifetime."
Samuel Metellus
Samuel Matellus
Leadership Coach, Health & PE Teacher
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