Boys & Girls Club of Alpena
Posted By: Kelli Kearly (June 13, 2019)
This year, with a $1,300 grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena was able to initiate a structured yoga program for Club members to help them better manage their emotional and behavioral responses to stress and anxiety while encouraging them to be more mindful of their actions. This is a very important program for the Club since we have many members dealing with behavioral issues and past trauma with no channels to help them manage their emotions. It has been an incredible success with a phenomenal participation rate and positive behavioral outcomes. The current grant gets us through the summer session that ends August 16th, but does not allow us to continue the program into the school year. This $1,000 would add another 20 sessions during the school year and continue the positive impact on the youth of our community.