Join YOL for a day of volunteering, connecting, and more at YouthCare in Seattle, Washington on Friday, November 8, 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 YouthCare, a homelessness services provider, 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 Craig Gibson of YouthCare, to learn more about their mission and impact in the community.
In the afternoon we’ll engage in a nourishing mind-body practice, then close the day with a seriously inspirational connection exercise 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 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 YouthCare. Want to come with friends or coworkers? Register three of your people and the fourth person attends for free!
YouthCare has been working to reduce the impact of homelessness on youth ages 12-24 over the past 40 years through wrap-around programming to meet a variety of needs. YouthCare follows a “continuum of care” model to reach out to youth to help them engage with services, stabilize their lives, and prepare for the future with programs such as emergency and transitional housing, education support, and employment training. Their vision: A community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. Learn more at Youthcare.org.
DIRECT SERVICE PROJECT
Prepare and serve a hot meal for youth in the kitchen and assist with other organizational needs
YouthCare, 1828 Yale Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
Somatic Skills Practice
Intro to Mindful Service
Direct Service: Meal prep, serving, kitchen clean-up and assistance with other organizational needs
Lunch and Conversation with YouthCare’s Craig Gibson
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
Aiyisha’s background in teaching began 20 years ago working at the Santa Clara County Children’s Shelter. Her strong desire to be of service took her into the Peace Corps and her deep passion for healing and growth brought her studies in Massage Therapy, Somatic Psychology and Yoga.
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.