Join YOL for a day of volunteering, connecting, and more at KEEN in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 19, 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 KEEN, an organization for youth 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 KEEN’s Evelyn Santiago to learn more about KEEN’s mission and impact in the community, before engaging in a guided walking 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 KEEN. Want to come with friends or coworkers? Register three of your people and the fourth person attends for free!
KEEN Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free recreational opportunities to children and young adults with disabilities by pairing them with trained volunteers. KEEN seeks to develop each athlete’s self-esteem,confidence, recreational skills and talents, and to increase each athlete’s ability to participate in a broader range of recreational activities and environments. KEEN serves hundreds of young people with disabilities in seven cities throughout the U.S. and offers a wide range of programs and activities. Learn more at keenlosangeles.org.
DIRECT SERVICE PROJECT
Outdoor sports activities with young people with disabilities
Children’s Institute, 2121 W Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Somatic Skills Practice
Intro to Mindful Service
Direct Service: Sports engagement with KEEN youth
Lunch and Conversation with KEEN’s Evelyn Santiago
Guided Walking Meditation
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
Jason Gant, MA
A learning designer and facilitator with a specific interest in mindfulness and athletics, Jason has helped support healthy and inclusive communities, youth, workplaces, and teams globally. He is also a certified instructor of Search Inside Yourself, the global mindfulness platform developed at Google.
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.