See Photos From our 2019 Annual Celebration

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2019 Annual Celebration A Success

Our 2019 Calm, Cool & Collected event at the Hyannisport Club was a huge success. Here you can see photos from the event, watch the video we presented, download our latest Annual Report, and made a donation to support Calmer Choice.

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Meet Our Staff: Julia Bateman

Julia Bateman joined the Calmer Choice team in September of 2019 as our Administrative Assistant for Development. Her role will be helping with development, volunteers and marketing.

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Calmer Choice Announces 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

In the Fall of 2018, as Calmer Choice entered its ninth year of operation as a prevention program delivering research-supported secular mindfulness curriculum to schools and communities on Cape Cod, the organization embarked on a strategic planning process, led by Executive Director Fiona Jensen, consultant Virginia Sullivan and Development Manager Emily Smalley.

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MIT Research Study Confirms Link Between Calmer Choice and Better Academic Performance and Mental Health

A pivotal study recently released from MIT suggests that Calmer Choice’s mindfulness-based curriculum can enhance academic performance and mental health in middle schoolers, as well as reduce disciplinary actions like suspensions and decrease stress among participants.

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Meet a Board Member: Laura Newstead

Laura Newstead joined the Calmer Choice Board of Directors in October 2018. She relocated from Michigan to the Cape in March 2016 to come aboard the Cape Cod Five as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Calmer Choice Announces New Leadership Roles

Calmer Choice is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Jensen – formerly Executive Director – to Chief Executive Officer, and the promotion of Emily Smalley – formerly Development Manager – to Chief Operating Officer.

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Calmer Choice's 2018 Annual Celebration A Success

Our annual celebration, "Calm, Cool & Collected" was held on Oct. 23 at the Hyannisport Club to a full capacity audience of nearly 200 people.

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Introducing Our 2018 Program Directors

Calmer Choice is proud to share three key new roles for three members of our staff.

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Inaugural "Eight Dinner Parties, One Cause" a Success for Calmer Choice

August 16, 2018 marked the date for the inaugural “Eight Dinner Parties, One Cause” event benefiting Calmer Choice. All across Cape Cod, guests joined one of eight hosts at an intimate dinner in their home featuring a local luminary and thought-leader as a special guest speaker.

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Calmer Choice Recognized by State as Key Partner in Combating Substance Abuse Crisis

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state’s $41.7 billion budget Thursday afternoon, which included $50,000 for Calmer Choice in support of our innovative mindfulness-based prevention programs across Cape Cod schools.

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