Be the Change - Creating a Kinder World Buddies Without Borders Online Forum has been kicked off! Here is a big shoutout to our two speakers from International Association for Human Values:
Elan Gepner-Dales serves as the US Director of SKY Schools, an initiative of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV). Elan has overseen the creation of a sustainable and scalable program that has now been taught in 228 schools across the US. He has also delivered youth leadership programs at Wharton Business School, Harvard, Yale, Stanford and UCLA. Elan has presented on the power of meditation for individual, school, and community transformation at conferences including Learning and the Brain, National School Board Association and NY State Conference for School Superintendents. The intersection of all of Elan’s work is alleviating stress and violence in the lives of youth, leaders and communities in need. Elan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University, with a focus on documentary film.
Kaitlin Serai is a meditation and breathwork facilitator from the Art of Living / International Association for Human Values. Kaitlin is very passionate about spreading tools and techniques that boost the mental well-being of young people and educators across the United States. Kaitlin benefited from the SKY Campus Happiness program herself when she was a first-year college student at The Ohio State University (USA) in 2016. Ever since then, she saw it as her highest goal to bring these wellness practices to as many young people as possible. Her vision is to see every college campus be a happier, more stress-free place for ALL students, staff, and faculty and for the young people to thrive not only academically, but socially and emotionally.
Please join teens from 25 countries in thanking Elan Gepner-Dales and Kaitlin Serai for the valuable lessons. From breathwork to understanding why a kinder world impacts us so deeply, we are ready to start the journey for the weeks to come.