Join YOL for a day of volunteering, connecting, and more at Imagine! in Boulder on Friday, October 4, 2019.
Our impactful single-day YOL Showcase experience offers you and your colleagues an opportunity to shed stress, have fun, and give back to an incredible organization. Through YOL’s mindfulness-based service program, everyone will learn strategies they can take back to the workplace to increase motivation and enhance performance!
When we welcome you at Imagine!, an organization for youth and young adults with disabilities, we’ll give you an immersive introduction to Mindful Service™, YOL’s approach to hands-on, socially responsible volunteer engagement, then dive right into a project. During this service experience, you’ll have a chance to practice new self-regulation and self-compassion skills, build team cohesion, and challenge yourself to engage in a new level of mindfulness in action.
We’ll break for a delicious, organic lunch and connect with Imagine!’s Elizabeth Hill to learn more about Imagine!’s mission and impact in the community, before engaging in a guided meditation designed to support well-being. We’ll close the day with a seriously inspirational connection exercise designed to deepen trust, strengthen compassion, and fortify teamwork.
Our methods are tried and true. YOL participants consistently report that they feel more able to create positive change in themselves, in the world, and in the workplace. You’ll head home with a taste of this potential and a new set of strategies for staying responsive and refreshed—strategies that you can practice at home and with your team when you need to move from stressed to personal best.
Don’t miss this transformative experience! The $98 per-person cost includes lunch and a donation to Imagine! Want to come with friends or coworkers? Register three of your people and the fourth person attends for free!
Imagine! was established in 1963 by a group of parents determined to see that their children with developmental disabilities had the opportunity to participate in their community. As the largest non-profit community organization for families with children with developmental disabilities, Imagine! provides services designed to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges into the fabric of their communities. Services include educational and therapeutic services, job training and placement, recreation and leisure activities, opportunities for community living, behavioral health services, technology solutions, and support for families. Imagine!’s Mission: Creating a World of Opportunities for All. Learn more at imaginecolorado.org.
DIRECT SERVICE PROJECT
Assist with building maintenance for CORE/Labor Source Program and engage older youth in art and movement classes
Imagine!: 5421 Western Ave., Boulder, CO 80301
Somatic Skills Practice
Intro to Mindful Service
Direct Service: Building maintenance for CORE/Labor Source Program
Lunch and Conversation with Imagine!’s Elizabeth Hill
Direct Service: Art and movement classes with older youth
Dynamic Discussion and Closing
YOL delivers transformative experiences for professionals and teams that combine wellness and mindfulness-based service engagement as a foundation for leadership development. Drawing on evidence-based science, our programs are designed to elevate compassion, performance and productivity. Companies work with YOL to successfully accelerate the development of high potential talent, align diverse teams for success and prepare the next generation of women in leadership, among other use cases. Learn more at experienceyol.com.
ABOUT OUR FACILITATORS
Whitney has been facilitating social justice leadership programs for more than 10 years, lived on a permaculture farm internationally, and currently leads educational outdoor trips for youth.
Jackie Richards, MA, Director of Service Engagement
YOL co-founder Jackie Richards leads program planning and service engagement. She is passionate about people and service and has worked with local and international communities for over a decade. She is also a Licensed Somatic Psychotherapist and yoga teacher.