Together we are creating a Bright Future for Humanity

Children are the Future is an Endowment of Bright Future Foundation 501c(3)

The Problem

Children and Students are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, obesity and suicide more than ever in history.

50% of all teachers are considering quitting from work related burnout and frustration with the current school system

3.6 million teachers in America 50 million school children in USA

WE CAN TAKE ACTION

What Funders and Foundations Can Do:
Philanthropic and other funding organizations play a critical role in supporting the mental health of children and young people across the full continuum of need. For example, they can make bets on promising but untested technologies or programs for which government funding may not be available. They can also serve as reliable partners to community-based organizations across the country, and promote and build cross-sector partnerships.

Below are some recommendations for how funding organizations can support youth mental health:

Create sustained investments in equitable prevention, promotion, and early intervention.
Prioritize interventions that address social and economic factors known to affect children’s healthy development and mental health, such as poverty, discrimination, and inequality, among others.224

Incentivize coordination across grantees and foster cross-sector partnerships to maximize reach and bring together a diversity of expertise. The scale and complexity of mental health issues among young people require collaborative approaches. Consider leveraging resources across sectors to advance practices, policies, and research that support the mental health of children, youth, and families. And support grantees in developing and sharing meaningful mental health outcome measures.

Scale up evidence-based interventions, technologies, and services. Use a structured process to assess an intervention’s readiness to scale and support high-quality implementation at a community level.225 Share information and convene stakeholders to provide education and consultation to spread innovation.

Invest in innovative approaches and research on mental health. For example, fund participatory research that involves young people in understanding their online experiences. Develop and test new solutions, including digitally enabled solutions that can reach young people at scale and in underserved communities. Consider different kinds of funding models, such as incubators and accelerators, that can drive funding toward promising projects at very early stages.226, 227

Elevate and amplify the voices of youth and families in all stages of funding and evaluation. Listening to young people is critical to understanding what kinds of solutions will work and what communities need to scale successful interventions. Bring young people, parents, and caregivers to the table to identify their needs and create ongoing meaningful opportunities to inform grantmaking strategies and decision-making. Engage youth from different identities and backgrounds— particularly those that come from vulnerable communities. Protecting Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory 31

Did you know? Gov’t funding for schools in the USA is $412 Billion Annually

Although that is a lot of money, students and teachers are still dramatically under funded and left without proper health & wellness education resulting in teacher burnout and children who are not achieving well in the test scores, declining mental and physical health, childhood obesity, depression, anxiety, suicide and PTSD is at an all time high.

Lower socioeconomic school teachers and children suffer the most due to lack of resources.

Test scores for American students rank a meagre 38th percentile amongst other countries worldwide.

The children and school teachers in America are in a dire situation and in need of immediate solutions.

our solution

Children are the Future Movement, Mission & Solution

Children are the Future is a non profit initiative providing professional yoga based education, certification and CEUs for school teachers in the USA since 2005.

With over 90 years of combined experience providing world class yoga, meditation and emotional intelligence training, for children and school teachers, both online and in person, we are prepared to solve this epidemic, not only for teachers and children in the USA, but eventually world wide, so we may create a bright future for humanity.

In collaboration with Harvard and Georgetown University science researchers, we have created a life changing program to educate and provide supplementary training and continuing education (CEUs) for school teachers, to alleviate and prevent teacher burnout, and simultaneously solve the mental health crisis in American schools.

Harvard & other sources recommending yoga + meditation to heal mental health

Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of the world by educating school teachers and children, teaching them how to master (or at least manage) their minds and emotions through Harvard and Stanford science research backed proven yoga based practices to create a bright future for humanity.

Our proven effective program includes 3 non profit 510c(3) partners and programs combined :

In just 8 weeks teachers can become fully certified and trained to practice and teach yoga and meditation in the classrooms, with their students, along with a wide variety of powerful and proven practices to alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, heal trauma and reclaim their enthusiasm for life again.

There are over 130,000 schools in the USA and over 3.6 million teachers, so we have our work cut out for us! We have a BIG Mission and with your support, we know we will accomplish this within the next 10 years.

No child should suffer and the CATF training is designed and created to alleviate suffering, while also provide the tools, skills and support to ensure our children and school teachers not only stop suffering, but so that they thrive and elevate to their greatest potential to become the creative contributors that make the world a more beautiful and harmonious place for all to live!

Our proven program is backed by Harvard and Stanford Science Research and offers the MOST COMPREHENSIVE (as well as time and cost efficient) SOLUTION available for educating children and school teachers to manage and master their minds and emotions and to solve the children’s mental health crisis.

We have already been welcomed in and embraced by thousands of schools in the USA, but we have 130,000 schools in America, most of which that have not received the life changing benefits of the Children are the Future training program for teachers and children.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
~ Lao Tzu

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
~ Lao Tzu

Our 2022 - 2023 Goals

How Can You Support?

You have the opportunity to create a lasting legacy and ongoing impact that not only improves the health and well being for school children and school teachers, but that creates a future for humanity that we can all be proud and excited to look forward to!

We created the Bright Future Endowment Fund to make it easy for you to contribute and to know your generosity is being used in the absolute most beneficial ways.

Through the CATF Endowment Fund, you can contribute monthly or annually and feel confident you are making massive impact into solving this critically important situation for our children and teachers.

Total 2022 Impact: 33,000 Teachers trained, 250,000 children trained, 1300 schools impacted, + an additional 100 Million potential viewers impacted and inspired to support the CATF mission via the CATF documentary film.

Our 10 Year Goal and Mission is to train all 3.3 million school teachers in America, which will require ongoing support and financial contributions. The children are our legacy. This must be a priority for all philanthropists in America. Who do you know who can support this time sensitive crisis based initiative? All contributions are 100% tax deductible to our non profit 501c3 Endowment Fund.

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SPONSOR

Corporations & individuals may choose to sponsor a teacher, school or school district ($440, $4400 or $44k) and all sponsorships are 100% tax deductible as well as your company or family name will be listed on our media, on the website & you will be invited to our annual holiday gala where our top sponsors and donors will be awarded plaques of appreciation and recognition as well as having the opportunity to apply to speak at our annual TEDX event in Miami Beach and other exclusive opportunities to share, connect & further your impact through our community of philanthropists, leaders & change makers dedicated to leaving a positive legacy to co create a bright future for humanity.

ENROLL

You may choose to enroll and participate in the Flow State YTT200 online, as well as participate in the Yoga for Youth childrens yoga 46 hour training online and the Choose Love Movement emotional intelligence training for teachers, parents and children. This course is perfect for all levels and especially beneficial for school teachers, partners and yoga or meditation enthusiasts seeking to deepen their knowledge & skills to be an accredited trained professional teacher and join the Children are the Future movement to create a Bright future for all.

For every one enrollment to our training at full tuition, we will donate / gift one to the school or your choice to help up to 10 teachers learn to teach these essential fundamental skills to the kids in their classrooms, their children as well as improving their own health & well being. Your tuition is also 100% tax deductible in the USA.
$4400 offers the full CATF certification (including Flow State YTT200 online, Yoga for Youth 46 hour online kids yoga immersion & Choose Love Movement emotional intelligence training for kids, teachers and parents. ) upon graduation you gain a triple certification as a certified registered yoga teacher, a certified kids yoga teacher and a flow state lifestyle coach to help people reclaim their health & well being.

Why Are We Best Qualified to Provide This Solution?

Children are the Future is a unique and powerful union of 3 foundations, with a combined impact for over 67 years of loving devoted service.

Flow State Institute, founded by Dashama, offers the world’s leading yoga and wellness trainings and teacher certification programs since 2005. Dashama is an award winning author, speaker and teacher with a track record for success. She has been spoken at and worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, celebrities and brands including being a United Nation Keynote speaker and presenter for International day of Happiness, Stanford Happiness Hall of Fame inductee and speaker, creator of Yoga Awareness Week at Sony Picture Studios in LA, Presenter at Nike Global Leadership Summit in Miami, she spoke at the Illinois State Senate, worked with Harvard Dr Sat Bir Khalsa on a research collaboration at University of Warwick, UK and is the founder of Bright Future Foundation and the Children are the Future initiative to help solve the mental health crisis in schools.

Reaching and impacting over a hundred of millions of people world wide online through her vast media reach through youtube, facebook, instagram, tiktok as well as partnerships with the world’s largest yoga app, Daily Yoga with over 50 million subscribers

KIDS YOGA ADVENTURE

Created by Dashama, has been dedicated to teaching yoga to students in schools since 2005. The Kids Yoga Adventure & Yoga Family Funtime DVD series was one of the top selling kids yoga and fitness/wellness DVDs distributed in Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble as well as streaming online world wide. This fun and effective program has been taught live at many private and public schools in Florida, as well as at Coral Springs Medical Center and world wide to refugees who lost their homes in crisis including Haiti after the earthquakes, Bali to children who are deaf and mute, Costa Rica to local Tican children, and the children and families who lost their homes in the Chico fires in California to name a few. The learning leaves a lasting impact and some children have reported continuing for years after their initial introduction and through continuing to practice, have risen above their circumstances to be accepted into colleges, create success, health and happiness in their lives, all from learning about the power of their own mind to create their future.

Working with Dr Sat Bir Khalsa for over 2 decades, as an advisor on their board, they have the strongest track record of success integrating kids yoga into schools in America with their programs being taught in thousands of schools nationwide so far.

They will be administering the 3 year research in the 16 inner city schools in Maryland over the next 3 years, with Dr Khalsa from Harvard and his research partner Dr Julie Staples from Georgetown University. This will be the largest and most extensive and comprehensive research about the benefits of yoga for children in schools.

This research will serve to support our mission to make yoga and meditation a part of all school curriculums for the teachers and for the children in America and eventually world wide. Yoga for Youth is also contributing a 46 hour kids yoga training module to the full Children are the Future teacher training certification and CEU program we are offering to the school teachers as the solution to solve the mental health crisis in children.

Choose Love Movement

Choose Love Movement, founded by Scarlett Lewis, was created after her 6 year old son was murdered by another student in his classroom along with 12 other students.

Her grief could have destroyed her life, but she chose to channel it into purpose and created the world’s most powerful emotional intelligence training for children, teaching kids how to develop and cultivate loving, kindness, compassion, forgiveness and empathy, which fosters more inclusiveness and unity for children in schools.

Choose Love movement has been welcomed into over 10,000 schools in the USA and offers a
wonderful additional module to the Children are the Future certification program to further enhance our impact and to help us solve the children’s mental (and emotional) health crisis in America.

art of living sky school

Founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, enlightened saint from India, affectionately known as Gurudev, SKY school is a YALE and Stanford backed yoga based breathing and meditation practice that also offers SEL and PD guidance for school teachers, children as well as for prisoners and others with mental and emotional disease.

A global success, the SKY programs have been implemented into thousands of schools and in India and Latin America, are impacting millions of children. Offering introductory programs, through the Children are the Future initiative, teachers are guided how to master their breath with powerful Kriya practice, to balance and raise the energy, creating equilibrium in the brain and health.

The level 2 and more advanced programs must be learned in person, and there are thousands of certified SKY teachers who are trained and ready to come offer these teachings in your school, after the initial introductory program.

The Miracle Morning for Kids,
Famliies and Teachers:

Originally created by best selling author and speaker Hal Elrod, this best selling book series has been impacting millions of lives one morning at a time with the proven and simple system of starting your day with rituals, routine and positive practices. The program impacted so many lives, thousands of teachers have implemented the short 6 minute version into their schools, classrooms in NYC and California and the movement is growing rapidly. Offering guidance through books, affirmations coloring books, and a variety of resources, as well as guidance in the implementation of this morning routine for greater focus, success, happiness and health.

As part of the Children are the Future initiative, your school, children and teachers will have access to these books, materials, as well as an introduction offered and presented by Hal and/or his trained staff online to start and they are also available for in person speaking engagements at your school for additional options to uplift, motivate and inspire your staff to greatness.

CATF Introductory Program Schedule

We offer an introductory 8 week program, online, so your teachers, staff and administrators may learn more in depth the proven powerful and effective programs that are working for thousands of other schools, teachers, children and staff to improve mental health, SEL and Professional Development.

Each teacher who is enrolled gains both the 8 week online training course (with a live interactive training session each week, in addition to online content, with videos, audios and ebooks / material to deepen and further enhance your capabilities, as well as a bundle of books, training manuals and material to deepen your knowledge and enhance your skills lead and guided by experts in the field of mental health, SEL and PD.

Cost per teacher for enrollment in the CATF 8 week online program is $440 per person with an additional $150 materials fee for books and manuals.

We have options for scholarships for those with lower socio economic school districts that don’t have funds to pay for the programming, please inquire and submit your application for the scholarship, if you feel your school may fit our criteria.

Blessings and Love,

Dashama

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