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National Affiliate Pilot Grant

Grants to USA Organizations to Implement Yoga and Creative Arts
Programming for Teen Girls in Juvenile Detention Facilities

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Funding Source:

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The Art of Yoga Project (AYP)

Deadline Date:

01/15/19 5:00 PM PST

Description:

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Grants to USA organizations to implement specialized creative arts and yoga programs for marginalized adolescent girls in juvenile detention centers and rehabilitation facilities. Applicants should contact the Funding Source to receive additional information prior to submitting an application. Recipients will receive specialized training and consultation services, as well as a license to utilize the Funding Source's yoga and creative arts curricula and program materials.

The Art of Yoga Project primarily serves system-involved girls in California’s San Francisco Bay Area juvenile justice systems. They send specially trained yoga teachers and creative arts educators into juvenile detention centers and rehabilitation facilities to teach their proprietary, gender-responsive, mindfulness-based program to promote girls’ self-awareness, self-respect and self-control. They provide programming in short and long-term detention and rehabilitation centers as well as in substance abuse recovery settings, agencies serving CSEC (commercially sexually exploited children), Level 14 facilities (for girls with high psychiatric needs), alternative high schools and high schools in gang-impacted communities.

The Art of Yoga Project is looking for organizations who are interested in taking this model beyond these borders to establish a presence in their community through its National Affiliate Pilot. Their vision is to make a very real impact on the country's juvenile justice, education, and social service system by providing a new approach for the rehabilitation of at-risk, incarcerated and exploited girls.

The Art of Yoga Project Model and proprietary curricula were created with the following basic tenets:
-Yoga and creative arts are essential tools to address the underlying trauma experienced by system-involved girls. These mindfulness-based practices rewire girls’ brains for improved self-awareness, self-respect and self-regulation, bringing them out of cycles of violence and victimization and into empowerment.
- Each girl can achieve her full potential. The curriculum is strength-based, meaning it acknowledges each young woman’s past but focuses on her present abilities and innate wisdom.
- Girls thrive with a gender-responsive approach. The curriculum reflects an understanding of the reality of marginalized girls’ lives. Curricula is focused on building healthy relationships with appropriate boundaries.
- Services should be culturally responsive. The curriculum is adaptive to reflect the populations served in order to be relevant, engaging and effective on a local level.
- Teachers should be trained in trauma-sensitive yoga. The Teacher’s Guide directs instructors to both plan for and respond appropriately to the manifestations of trauma that students present. It highlights techniques to mitigate symptoms and avoid re-traumatization.

Grantees in the National Affiliate Program will have to deliver 16-20 yoga and creative arts curriculum classes over an 8-10 week period between March 1 through October 1, 2019. You will need to find a marginalized population of adolescent girls in your community and a space to facilitate the program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184867

Number of Grants:

Multiple organizations will be selected to participate in this pilot.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Training for two people to attend: Using Yoga and Art to Support and Empower Marginalized Girls: A Workshop for Instructors.
- License to use the Fund's yoga and creative arts curricula and program materials
- Phone consultation services with programming experts.

Term of Contract:

- The Pilot period will start February 1, 2019 and run until October 31, 2019.
- Grantees will have to deliver 16-20 yoga and creative arts curriculum classes over an 8-10 week period between March 1 through October 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that work with adolescent girls and that have two certified yoga teachers who are available to lead and deliver the program are eligible to apply. Two people must be available to attend the training program on March 1-2, 2019 in Redwood City, CA.

Pre-proposal Conference:

As a grantee in the National Affiliate Program, your organization will be required to attend trauma-informed yoga teacher training: Using Yoga and Art to Support and Empower Marginalized Girls: A Workshop for Instructors. The training will take place on March 1-2, 2019, in Redwood City, CA. The registration fee is included in the grant, but organizations will be required to pay for their transportation and lodging.

Pre-Application Information:

The Affiliate Pilot Grant Application is due 5 pm PST on January 15, 2019. Applications should be sent by email to the Fund's Executive Director.

Organizations will be notified of the outcome of this grant by January 28th, 2019. The Pilot period will start February 1, 2019 and run until October 31, 2019. Organizations are encouraged to continue the work beyond the pilot period. Multiple organizations will be selected to participate in this pilot.

Grantees in the National Affiliate Program will have to deliver 16-20 yoga and creative arts curriculum classes over an 8-10 week period between March 1 through October 1, 2019. Grantees will need to find a marginalized population of adolescent girls in their community and a space to facilitate the program.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The application should be sent by email to:

Lisa Pedersen, Executive Director
The Art of Yoga Project
lisa.theartofyogaproject.org

The Art of Yoga Project
555 Bryant St. #232
Palo Alto CA 94301|
office@theartofyogaproject.org
(650) 924-9222 (office)

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