The Mindful Leaders Institute

If you are a teen age 16-21 who’s looking to… 


your voice and innate worth. See how your strength and even your weaknesses can be used to empower yourself and others.

YOUth Council Co-chair brainstorming with
her team.


your life filled with possibilities as you learn and utilize mindful, leadership and ethical tools and skills to help you live your best life.

YOUth Council Member sharing her Leadership Philosophy


with peers, mentors, support systems who are willing to accept you just as you are! Use your dreams and talents to impact your community.

YOUth Council Co- Chair leading mindful movement at the Annual Taize

What Is It?

The Mindful Leaders Institute (MLI)– Is an evidence-informed, wholistic personal development and service leadership development program that gives youth the mindset, discipline and skills to lead meaningful lives of leadership and service. This full year program provides youth with social-emotional learning (SEL), mindfulness training, mental health literacy and ethical decision making experiential learning and service opportunities. YOUth leave with increased self-awareness, confidence, clear self-directed personal and career goals, as well as, tools and techniques for effective communication and healthier relationships. Each participant envisions, prepares and executes a role in a community service project of their choice.

Upon successful completion individuals have an opportunity to apprentice with JAIA affiliated corporate and non-profit organizations, as well as, take a leadership position on our JAIA YOUth Leadership Council to receive advanced leadership, mentorship, and life coaching.

Commitment: Oct-July  After school: Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 p.m. and twice monthly on Saturdays.

  • Personal development, Mindfulness and Leadership training  
  • Personal Development Certificate upon successful completion 
  • Graduates may apply to the YOUth Leadership Council 
  • Mindfulness, Leadership & Team Building Trips 
  • Mental Wellness Education
  • Quarterly stipends

How to apply…Contact us here at for more info.

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