“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

IPride is a self-esteem building program, aligned with the core social and emotional learning competencies, with an emphasis on mindfulness, creative thought, expression and basic physical fitness. IPride is comprised of two sessions: IPride Write and IPride Fit.

Each session begins with simple breathing techniques aligned with the practice of mindfulness, which relieves stress and fosters the ability to be more conscious and present.

IPride Write

IPride Write participants will learn to confidently and effectively express and articulate their ideas and will also focus on listening and respecting diverse ways of thinking.

IPride Fit

At the core of IPride Fit is embracing self-respect and improving self-esteem with regards to our bodies. Participants will learn forms of stretching and yoga in addition to basic exercises using canned goods as weights. These non-perishables are donated to a local food pantry upon class completion.