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Instead of Suspension, Baltimore Schools Offers Meditation

A Baltimore school has come up with an innovative way to stop kids from acting out in class. Instead of sending children to detention, they elect to send kids to a Mindful Moment Room for meditation. In partnership with Holistic Life Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization committed to nurturing wellness, Robert W. Coleman Elementary School has manage to eliminate suspensions. Thus creating an alternative that supports and nurtures the development of inner city youth. Very different from the national trend that favors suspension, expulsion or incarceration of children of color.

We spoke with Andres A. Gonzales, the Marketing Director of Holistic Life Foundation.

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