The Y.O.G.A. for Youth mission is to provide urban youth with tools of self discovery that foster hope, discipline and respect for self, others and community.
Since its inception in 1993, Y.O.G.A. for Youth has served over 20,000 young people across the United States. Our classes allow youth to practice yoga in schools, group homes, hospitals and detention centers. All of our classes serve African-American and Latino students living in poverty.
The Y.O.G.A. for Youth curriculum translates ancient scientific yogic tools into a language youth can understand and apply to daily life. Our unique programs have been designed to combat a myriad of issues that plague our youth today including stress, anger, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor concentration and obesity.
Acknowledging that many of our students have experienced significant trauma, we teach them yoga and mindfulness in order to begin a lifelong process of self-empowerment.