ECA Mindfulness, Motivation, & Movement Fundraiser

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Help Avail and ECA heal the community one child at a time with Mindfulness, Motivation, and Movement!

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Help Avail Outpatient Counseling heal the community one child at a time! For the 2018-2019 school year Avail and ECA provided 10 FREE AvailFit sessions for over 150 students. Our goal for 2019-2020 school year is to double the amount of sessions and students!

ECA Nonprofit is a 501c3 organization that supports the AvailFit: Mindfulness, Motivation, and Movement program. We offer the program for FREE to RVA and surrounding area youth! Support ECA Fundraisers & Keep the Program Free!

Mindfulness, Motivation and Movement is an AvailFit™ fun and exciting workshop that promotes the importance of children participating in physical activities and holistic mental health coping strategies to live a healthier lifestyle. During the workshop, the participants will be introduced to dance therapy and mindfulness techniques. Through this exposure, the participant will be motivated to use movement and mindfulness strategies to achieve emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration. Participants will be instructed by a licensed and insured nationally certified instructor who teaches movement such multicultural dance and hip-hop to the music children listen to and enjoy the most. The moves are catered to all fitness levels and designed to not “feel” like a workout or traditional therapy; instead, it “feels” like a dance party to kids. Incorporated in the workshop, the licensed mental health expert will provide mindfulness strategies. Mindfulness has been defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment. This means being present in the moment, with a feeling of acceptance. The benefits of dance therapy and the practice of mindfulness include stress reduction and mood management.

Education Connection Academy (ECA) 501 (c) (3) purpose is to ensure youth in rural and urban locations have access to quality outreach programs that aide in decreasing delinquent behavior and increasing post-secondary education endeavors. We fulfill our mission by developing community-based, before and after school, and summer programs that are enriched with opportunities for youth to obtain a positive self-image and achieve academic success. In addition, ECA incorporates 21st Century Learning Skills to help youth become better prepared for the workforce, and promote health awareness to help youth reduce the risk of obesity and related illnesses.

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