Thank you to Penny Cowden who interviewed me on Philanthropy212 podcast about the mission of our non-profit organization. To listen to her podcast, check it out here: Philanthropy212 with Adam Avin of the Wuf Shanti Children’s Wellness Foundation.
Starting a non-profit organization requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and passion. If you believe strongly in something, then I highly suggest you do whatever you can to make your dream a reality and help make this world a better place. In my case, that’s mental health education, but for someone else it could be climate change, gender equality, anti-bullying, or something else. Whatever your cause it, go for it. All the work will be worth it if you can even help one person.
Wuf Shanti Children’s Wellness Foundation’s mission is to teach the next generation how to have a mindful-mindset, appreciate what is good, and spread kindness, by encouraging kids to live in health and wellness, peace and positivity, and teaching them the tools to deal with stress in order to make this world a better place. Our intent is to get Mindfulness Based Social Emotional Learning (MBSEL) programs into schools K-12, in order to help children learn to cope with emotions, and reduce self-harm and violence to others. By utilizing student voice, it has helped get these mental health programs into our education system so that kids can grow up to be less depressed and anxious, and more compassionate and empathetic.