Mark on your calendar these upcoming events, and see below for more details.
Port Townsend Rotary gala with fund-a-case for The Benji Project - March 30
Mindful Parenting weekend workshop - April 13 and 14
Scholarship opportunity launching soon
Teen summer camp August 12-15
A Very Important Date!
Don't be late for this very important date as Port Townsend Rotary Club holds "The Mad Hatter" celebration with The Benji Project as the fund-a-cause. This dinner with auction takes place Saturday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Fort Worden Commons in Port Townsend. Enjoy a fabulous evening and support Rotary's good works. Get tickets here.
Mindful Parenting Weekend Workshop
The Benji Project will offer "Mindful Parenting," a weekend workshop on April 13 and 14 at Jefferson Community School, 280 Quincy St., Port Townsend led by Lorraine Hobbs of University of California San Diego's Center for Mindfulness.
Learn how to develop a warm-hearted connected presence, even during challenging moments with your child. Mindful self-compassion for parents cultivates emotional strength and resilience. Develop skills to care for your children while caring for yourself.
Research shows self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, more satisfying relationships, reduced anxiety and depression as well as healthy habits such as diet and exercise.
Suitable for parents of any age child, the program will include information on coping when things go wrong and the developing teen brain.
Cost is $200 per participant with sliding scale starting at $100. Discount for second parent/caregiver from the same famiily and further scholarships available based on financial need.
Watch for another e-mail announcement when registration opens on our website.
Scholarship Launching Soon
The Benji Project will again this spring offer scholarship opportunities to local individuals who want to train to teach our curriculum of mindfulness and self-compassion to teenagers.
The scholarship is valued at up to $5,000.
Details including an application form and deadline will be announced by email and on our website when dates are finalized.
We encourage a diverse candidate pool including males, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, the disabled, and minorities. A background working with youth in an education, healthcare, or other group setting is desired as well as a personal mindfulness practice.
Please let your network know about this opportunity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Summer Camp - Aug 12-15
The Benji Project will hold a summer camp for teens Aug 12 to 15 at the Port Townsend Scout Cabin. Last year's camp had a waiting list, so early registration is advised. Watch for sign-up details this spring.