Information sessions open for Crim Foundation’s mindfulness fellowship

FLINT, Michigan—Crim Fitness Foundation is growing its mindfulness initiative with a new fellowship program offered in partnership with Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIY).


“It is exciting that as a pilot city for the national mindful cities initiative, Flint will be more able to share skills to build mindfulness and emotional intelligence not only in workplaces, but also in schools, community centers, churches, and anywhere people are interested in coming together,” says Sarah Sullivan, Director of the Mindfulness Initiative at the Crim Fitness Foundation.


The Crim Fitness Foundation has announced a search for 16 diverse leaders from all sectors (education, health, community/civic, and business) interested in becoming Crim Mindful fellows and lead within the program. The fellowship will launch in June 2020 and end in December 2022.


“We launched the mindfulness initiative with the support of national experts including Deepak Chopra, Jon Kabat-Zinn and many local and national partners. We started with serving Flint youth and educators and closely evaluate impact with support from Michigan State University.”


Selected applicants will participate in a Fellowship program, including an SIY Teacher Training and will be eligible to apply for a certification to teach the Search Inside Yourself program in partnership with the Crim Fitness Foundation.


“The SIYLI team will provide the SIY Teacher Training Program for all eligible fellows to become certified to teach the SIY 2-day program with the Crim. The Crim team will provide additional local resources and ongoing support during the fellowship. The SIY Teacher Training is valued at more than $10,000 and selected Crim Mindful fellows are invited to participate with a full scholarship at no cost to them,” said the press release.


In exchange for a full scholarship to the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Teacher Training program, the fellowship requires participants to make a two-year volunteer commitment.


The fellowship is expected to be competitive, with more than 50 people already registered for the required information sessions to be hosted Monday, March 9 at 12 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5 p.m. or Tuesday, March 26 at 12 p.m., 4 p.m. or 5 p.m.


Registration for information sessions on applications due April 4, 2020, is still open.


Additional information on registration or the Crim Fitness Foundation’s mindfulness initiative can be found on their website or contact Sarah Sullivan at (253)-330-9061.


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