Calm Classroom stands in solidarity with the Black community, and the Black school communities we partner with around the country.
Mindfulness is not about silencing, dampening or resisting what we feel. Emotions like anger, rage, sadness, and grief are powerful tools that can help us to mobilize our inner resources and create change.
Long-standing issues like institutionalized racism, inequality, and police violence greatly contribute to the epidemic of chronic stress and trauma so many educators and young people are facing in this country.
We are committed to listening to the needs of the communities we serve and providing accessible, trauma-informed mental health resources to students and educators with the awareness that ‘calm’ is not always the answer, but it is a fundamental human right that we all deserve access to.
Most importantly, we are committed to continuing to do the work of dismantling systemic racism in ourselves, our organization and our community.