The Program BraveMoms empowers young expecting and parenting mothers ages 16 - 27 years old with parenting and coping skills necessary to help uplift each other and be at their best for themselves, their children and their community.
The is partnering with the Bravehearts to raise funds to empower BraveMoms through self-care techniques, skills to help manage post-partum depression, feelings of shame and the rollercoaster of emotions that come with becoming a new teen mother. Funds raised will help providing refreshments, babysitting services, equipment and transportation for teen mothers; instructor fees and materials.
was founded two years ago with the mission to empower at risk teen girls through trauma informed yoga, mindfulness and creative art therapies to move toward positive change. As a nonprofit, CYP has guided over 2000 girls and offered tools that help manage their emotions, become self-aware, gain self control and respect for themselves. Girls are led to be more accountable for themselves, for others, and for their community by gaining insight, skills, and practical tools that help them change their negative behavior to positive.
CYP participants reported that they have been able to feel more confident, begin to trust others and sleep better, helping them focus better academically and begin reaching towards their dreams.
One of the Bravehearts participant shared that:
Elisha's yoga class with BH really means a lot to me. She helps unlock the hidden stress that I have inside of my body and my mind. I recommend her for all youth that have experienced pain and are looking for a different way to express it.
CYP's teachings of trauma informed yoga, mindfulness and creative art therapy have been offered to teens in local yoga studios, rehabilitation centers, runaway shelters and juvenile detention centers in and around Westchester county. CYP curriculum offers tools that help manage their emotions, become self-aware, gain self-control and respect for themselves. Teens overcome such challenges as lack of focus, academic underachievement, sleeping difficulty, pain management, managing emotions and relationships with peers.