The I Make It Count program works with inner-city youth to help them take charge of their lives and find balance within themselves and their community. Designed strategically for homeless, low-income, and at-risk youth, our program provides participants with the tools to overcome life’s challenges and grow into the next generation of leaders.

We train participants in mindfulness, meditation + yoga, and leadership training, and show them how these tools can be used to improve their everyday lives, their education, and their future careers.

Meditation + Yoga

We enhance physical, mental and emotional wellness through meditation + yoga. We show our participants how these techniques not only help us maintain a healthy body and a positive outlook, but have also helped us find stability through the toughest times in our lives.





Mindfulness

We teach emotional intelligence and resilience through mindfulness, empowering participants to:
  • Recognize + reverse negative thought patterns
  • Rebuild self-esteem + self-worth
  • Accept + appreciate themselves for who they are
  • Take responsibility + accountability for their lives and actions
  • Learn + grow from their mistakes / setbacks
Leadership

We empower and increase unity in the community through social + civic responsibilities and activities. We show participants that leadership starts right where they live, and we give them active roles in community-service projects.

Whether it’s delivering hygiene kits to neighbors in need or school supplies to their low-income peers, we help our participants form a greater connection within their communities, find empowerment in shaping their world, and experience the joy of giving back.