Introducing: DMF Youth Online!

Introducing: DMF Youth Online!

Since schools in NYC closed about 2 months ago, DMF Youth sprung into action to move all of our programming online. When we made this shift, we decided to make some of our learning tools available to the public for free.  YouTube Mini Lessons Our team of teaching...
Mindfulness Amid the Crisis

Mindfulness Amid the Crisis

Everyday, we are waking up to more headlines and developments about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The spread of COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it. At this moment of high anxiety and distress, it’s important to take time to care for yourself.   Mindfulness...
Housing is not the problem, it’s housing stability

Housing is not the problem, it’s housing stability

Housing is not the problem, it’s housing stability The image that comes to mind when picturing what homelessness looks like usually doesn’t include a child. However, according to a 2018 report by Advocates for Children of New York, there are more than 114,000...
Why is Afterschool Essential?

Why is Afterschool Essential?

School is the main priority for most kids. However, according to Jen Rinehart, VP for policy and research at the Afterschool Alliance, kids only spend about 20% of their time in school. So what about the other 80%? With such a relatively small amount of time spent in...
The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

Every holiday season we gather with friends, family, delicious foods, and we are reminded to be grateful. But what exactly does it mean to be grateful? Gratitude can be hard to define – is it an emotion, a behavior, a personality trait? Although landing on an...
MINDFULNESS.  Rethinking wellness at DMF Youth.

MINDFULNESS. Rethinking wellness at DMF Youth.

MINDFULNESS. Rethinking wellness at DMF Youth. When you look at the #mindfulness hashtag on Instagram, you would think mindfulness is impossibly fit yoga instructors or effortlessly designed bohemian bedrooms. Mindfulness, however, is much more than a wellness trend....

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