Calmer Choice is a universal prevention program committed to teaching young people how to effectively and safely manage stress and resolve conflict so that they live happy, healthy and successful lives. Our goal is to provide skills that will diminish the risk of violence, substance abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors.
In recent years, Cape Cod, Massachusetts has been challenged by a sharp and dramatic increase of losing young people to suicides, opioid overdose and accidental deaths associated with high-risk behaviors.
Since 2010, Calmer Choice has been dedicated to bringing secular mindfulness-based social emotional education into Cape Cod public schools. We work in close partnership with administrators and educators to provide full-school programs that build a culture of mindfulness and kindness across entire schools.
The mission of Calmer Choice is to teach young people and community members to effectively and safely manage stress and resolve conflict so that they live happy, healthy and successful lives. As a research-supported prevention program, our goal is to provide skills that will diminish the risk of violence, substance abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors.
I teach because I love having conversations with our children about our human experience... by having these conversations I get to have the opportunity to plant this seed of mindful awareness and to give them the tools to cultivate this seed and to build their inner resilience.Patty Weinstein Calmer Choice Instructor
To date, we've helped more than 26,000 school children lead happier, healthier lives. Your contributions help to support the dedicated team that drives this transformative work.
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We rely almost entirely on grants, private donations, and fundraising events to support the efforts of our dedicated and passionate team, allowing us to deliver crucial life skills to thousands of students and community members each year.