This is Part 2 of our story, we share how Mission2Move collaborates with WeTHRIVE! schools. If you missed it, be sure to read Part 1, where we share how 1N5 and OSU Extension/Hamilton County are working with WeTHRIVE! schools.
As we noted in Part 1 of this story, WeTHRIVE!’s Andrea Bourgeois last year started an advisory committee to bring WeTHRIVE! partners and school districts together to share information, make connections, and build mutually beneficial relationships.
The partners and school districts currently represented on the advisory committee are:
- Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library
- HEAT (Holistically Empowering All Teens)
- OSU Extension – Hamilton County
- Mt. Healthy City Schools
- North College Hill City Schools
- Reading Community City Schools
How have partners & schools connected?
Today we’ll take a look at Mission2Move, a WeTHRIVE! partner who works with WeTHRIVE! schools to impact the health and well-being of students, teachers, and parents. (We featured M2M in a story a few years ago.)
Mission2Move brings movement & mindfulness to students
Sarah Habib, founder of Mission2Move, says the advisory committee has been “a really great way to connect with other organizations that I might not interact with on a daily basis. We all do work that is similar, but not the same. And it’s really great at building connections within other school districts.”
Mission2Move (M2M) helps schools improve the social and emotional behavior of children through movement and mindfulness. Staff members visit a classroom once a week during the school year for a 30-minute session that includes a neuro warm up to build the brain and body connection; a physical component, such as yoga or dance; and mindfulness.
Mission2Move in WeTHRIVE! schools
Sarah says M2M has been working with North College Hill City Schools for the past three years. “That’s all because of the partnership of the health department with the WeTHRIVE! schools,” she says. “We love working there and I think they really like working with us.”
M2M worked with about 45 third graders per week during the 2021-2022 school year. This year, they’re working with about 20 students in North College Hill’s Trojan Way Learning Center and in one special education class.
Watch for Part 3 of this series where you’ll meet one of our newest partners and learn how they’re working with WeTHRIVE! schools!