To provide in-depth mindfulness programming for youth and the parents and professionals who support them. Inward Bound’s programs guide participants in developing self-awareness, compassion, and ethical decision making, and empowers them to apply these skills in improving their lives and communities.
Teens (ages 15-19), young adults (18-32), and the parents and youth-serving professionals who support them
Our greatest accomplishment last year
After a two-year hiatus, our full schedule of summer and new years retreats returned in 2022. Across seven teen retreats in 2022, 97% of teens agreed or strongly agreed that they had an overall positive experience on the retreat. In total, our 31 immersive programs engaged 702 participants. View our full annual report at: https://ibme.com/2022-annual-report
Young people deserve our best attention and the greatest support we can offer, especially when it comes to teaching them the tools and resources they need to nurture their minds, spirit, and bodies. Using innovative formats--including residential retreats and custom programs--and teaching frameworks, we impart lessons in self-awareness, empathy, and employ techniques to calm and focus the mind. Our retreats also teach how to apply mindfulness skills to daily life, along with ways to connect with nature and practice creative expression.
Our ideal candidate
We are looking for members who have passion for and personal connection to the Inward Bound mission and have the capacity and time to work with the Board. In particular, we are seeking those who have expertise in the areas of fundraising, finance, legal, nonprofit management, business strategy, and best practices in oversight for small to mid-sized nonprofits. Ideal candidates will also have knowledge of and dedication to diversity, equity, inclusivity, accessibility, and racial justice; interest in fostering Inward Bound’s Collaborative Leadership model for shared decision-making and strategy-building; and, model our core values.