A friend of mine is looking at how yoga can be introduced to young people in schools. It got me thinking and looking into how others have gone about doing this either individually or as part of an organisation. I stumbled on an interesting project in San Francisco where just that kind of work is going on.
At RISE, instructors join with schools and their students to deliver activities that build resilience, self esteem life skills and non destructive coping mechanisms through the practice of Yoga. It seems like a great project with a dedicated staff of teachers who aim to "empower adolescents to be agents of change in the world" through a curriculum that aims to re-engage students.