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The Philanthropy212 Podcast

Oct 15, 2020

Marni Becker-Avin is the Executive Director of the Wuf Shanti Children's Wellness Foundation, a nonprofit that teaches children the importance of mindfulness and social emotional learning. Her son, 15-year-old Adam Avin, is the Creator, personality, and commandment behind the organization. Marni and Adam both teach mindfulness and social-emotional learning to kids aged 3-17, the primary purpose behind the foundation. 

Adam is also a mental health speaker and advocate, and has given his own TedxYouth Talk, “Mindfulness in Education to Lower Stress and Violence”.

In this episode…

Kids today are going through a lot of stress and anxiety. From social media and gaming addictions to social peer pressure, kids end up experiencing a significant amount of mental stress. This phenomenon is partially why suicides among teens have risen in the past few years. 

But, Marni Becker-Avin and her son, Adam Avin, are working hard to nip the problem in the bud by teaching mindfulness and social emotional learning to kids from preschool and through high school. 

In this episode of the Philanthropy212 podcast with host Penny Cowden, you'll hear from Marni Becker-Avin and Adam Avin of the Wuf Shanti Children's Wellness Foundation. They talk about their work in spreading mindfulness and social emotional learning to schools, the importance behind the work they do, and some of their processes for teaching mindfulness to kids aged 3-17.