Commit to 1% Campaign

The most important element to developing the skills and aptitudes associated with mindfulness is daily practice. Our Commit to 1% campaign encourages educators and schools to take the pledge, "We will commit to 10 minutes of mindfulness-based practices with our students each day." This is approximately 1% of our waking day. . . it's a very small time commitment that will make a huge difference to everyone's mental health. If we all take this pledge and keep reminding our community and school leaders that well-being is our priority, we can make a big impact.

As part of our campaign, and to inspire others, we invite educators to share what committing to 1% looks like in your class or school. Those who submit videos will be entered to win a $1000 resource grant. More details below.

 

Big transformations start with just one mindfulness champion in a school community. . .and COSEM is here to help! Let's join together to help heal trauma and end much of the suffering that millions of students and teachers experience each day as a result of the stress and anxiety that characterizes modern life. Make mental health your #1 priority and commit to 1% today!  

Congratulations to our 2021 grant recipient Michelle Carr! 
Northpark Elementary School, Rock Springs, Wyoming
Grant Program Details 

What does committing to 1% and educating mindfully look like at your school?! Submit a video at any time to let us know. We'll share some of the videos on our website, in our newsletters, and on social media so that we can all learn from one another.

 

Once a year, we will randomly select one or more grant recipients. We use proceeds from our book to support educators with $1000 grants to spend on the mindfulness resource(s) of their choice. This can include trainings, webinars, programs, curriculums, subscriptions, items and furniture for mindful spaces, and more. 

If you don't win, you'll be entered into our next drawings (no need to keep resubmitting). One application per educator, but feel free to share several links in the same form.

 

The video submittals need to be YouTube links (accounts are free and you can set your video as unlisted). We can only share your video if they are 100% secular and don't contain singing bowls, etc. 

You must be a member to submit a video. However, anyone can get a financial aid scholarship to our professional membership, making it essentially open to all educators.

 

Videos do not need to be fancy, a certain length, or time-consuming. Below are some examples of submittals. Your video submittal can be as simple as a recording of you leading an in-person or virtual mindfulness practice for your students.

 

Contact hello@educatingmindfully.org with questions or to sponsor a $1000 grant.