Our young people need to know we love them; they need encouragement. In this 90-minute engagement, artist Jane Gabrielle will guide parents, grandparents, and neighbor groups in painting small stones with encouraging words. Peacemaker, Believer, Resilience, Wisdom, Royalty, Love, Builder. Each session will begin with a mindfulness practice that centers on holding or carrying something from the natural world to connect with the Earth and our ancestors. Then, while the kids are in school, neighbors will hide the painted stones around bus stops and playgrounds for the kids to find. Parents then pass the mindfulness practice to the child and encourage them to carry the encouragement with them.
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