Young Achievers/Argus House 2013-Present Day
From January 2013- Fall 2017, founder Elizabeth Auten led a weekly program with 5-9 participants from the Young Achievers Program at the Argus House, a court-run program for adolescent boys in Arlington County. The participants’ enthusiasm led to the addition of a second weekly class in June, 2017-2018 with a group of 10-12 Argus House live-in residents. Be sure to read the June 2013 Washington Post article highlighting the program’s success!
Weekly classes at Young Achievers Program continue in the current 2018-2019 school year, thanks to the dedication of our volunteers!
Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center 2014-2018
Swanson Middle School 2012-2017
Swanson Middle School Pilot Program 2012-2013
2013 update: Classes are in full swing with 10 participants and growing! 6th-8th graders at the Arlington County Public Middle School join Elizabeth every Tuesday and Thursday morning bright and early at 7:20am for 20 minutes of meditation, asana, and reflection.