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  • Excel GDS 216 Fort Washington Avenue, 2nd FL, New York, NY 10032 (map)

GDS' Excel Program will partner with UYF and ThriveNYC Trauma Start to educate and empower youth on Wellness, Meditation, and Mental Health Wellbeing.

Youth Lead

We invite the youth and young adults of Harlem and Northern Manhattan and beyond to a free Wellness Workshop on meditation and emotional hygiene. Youth Advocates Maury Ayora, Gisette Paez, and Lucy Mateo will discuss the importance of self-care, counseling, and mentorship.

Adults Guide

Ghylian Bell, Founder, and Meditation teacher will guide us through meditation practice. Cortnie McGinnis, a Director of a ThriveNYC initiative, will be helping to offer tools and resources for mental health wellbeing. Dr. Gary Altheim, Clinical Psychologist, will discuss stress relief and emotional hygiene.


Ongoing Educational Series

This will be the first in a series of FREE Wellness workshops for youth and youth adults. The goal is to empower youth to reach their potential and help others unleash theirs. This workshop is Youth Lead, Adult guided and will help give youth tools to cope with life and stress. The next workshop will be on College Readiness on December 15th, 2017.

Earlier Event: November 4
"Returning Home" Workshop
Later Event: November 18
UYF Teacher Training