Launched in the Beach Cities in 2010, MindUp™ is a behavioral health education program focused on social and emotional learning in children. Elementary schools throughout Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach currently implement the research-based program, which consists of social, emotional and self-regulatory strategies and lessons designed to promote student well-being, emotional balance and mental health.
MindUp focuses on grades K-5 and utilizes in-class exercises, lessons and mindful activities to help students:
- Reduce stress
- Improve concentration and academic performance
- Develop greater self-awareness and empathy
- Resolve peer conflicts (bullying)
Following implementation of the program, schools often self-report declines in bullying, suspensions and disciplinary office visits.