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"I meditate in my room now when I wake up and at night before I go to bed. It relaxes me." James 17

Youth at Gateway to Independence learned yoga, mediation and healthy eating as part of the Teen Outreach Program. With the help of Janet Gathers of Gathouse Fitness, five of our young people quickly became advocates for the practice. As part of their TOP service learning requirement, they organized a Health & Wellness Week so they could teach their peers yoga postures, mindful breathing, meditation, and how to make healthy snacks. Something we could all use! This project is a great example of how the service learning component of TOP is a powerful tool for youth engagement and life skills development.