‘Tis the Season of Gratitude

The season of gratitude is all year long at Breakthrough Miami. Over the past year, we have embedded and shaped our partnership with the Choose Kindness Foundation, a national thought leader in the area of social-emotional wellness. This partnership provides an evidence-based framework and facilitation model to empower our Scholars, Teaching Fellows, and Volunteers with the tools to establish mindful kindness as a foundation for their lasting well-being and happiness. 

Our Scholars actively engage throughout the year in activities to develop skills and habits around stress management, coping, kindness and wellness. This past year’s work focused on fostering caring relationships as a foundation for lasting happiness and building kind habits. 

“Multiple studies, as well as our own data, prove that engaging in acts of kindness improves well-being, increases awareness and self-esteem, and promotes feelings of social connection and reciprocity. The Choose Kindness Foundation is excited about the impact of our ongoing partnership with Breakthrough Miami to activate kindness as a superpower in children and adolescents often trapped in a cycle of negativity.”

– Doug Carnine

Founder & President, Choose Kindness Foundation

Scholars shared …

  • Feeling confident in using mindfulness as a strategy to support their mental health
  • Being able to react and respond to difficult situations with a growth mindset
  • Developed close relationships with staff and volunteers
  • Feeling confident in being themselves at Breakthrough

We gratefully acknowledge this partnership, which equips our Scholars with the strategies and skills to use kindness and mindfulness to support their emotional wellness and academic success.

“Social Emotional Wellness is quintessential to Scholar’s understanding their worth and purpose. The opportunity to envision, lead, and create through a scaffolded approach transformationally impacting over 1,000 people is poignantly fulfilling. The innate spirit of collaboration that is grounded in the Breakthrough Miami DNA is how this work has taken flight to quickly become so successful. We are just getting started and I am beyond excited for what is to come.”

– Sylvie Brounstein, Breakthrough Miami Social Emotional Wellness “Coach of Coaches”

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