The Character Connection Initiative and two of its students recently presented at the United Nations’ 55th Commission for Social Development: Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being for Youth.
Founder Justin Rivers and students Jalene Rivera (Waltersville School, Bridgeport, CT) and Luis Adames (St. Thomas Aquinas, Bronx, NY) spoke about the impact of Character Connection’s program, including the use of mindfulness in its curriculum.
Said Adames, “Since beginning TCCI, I have learned so much about myself. I am more open and honest about my feelings. This magnificent program has not only helped me learn about myself but I have also learned about my friends. It has helped me to understand the type of people I need to surround myself with in order to be successful. This program needs to grow so other students can learn to understand themselves, be their best, and care and connect with others.”
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