2014-15 Compassionate Leaders Application

Flourish Foundation's Compassionate Leaders Program is now accepting applications from Wood River Valley high school juniors for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Compassionate Leaders served over 1,000 hours at the following organizations:

Animal Shelter of the WRV
The Hunger Coalition
Super Suppers
The Advocate’s
Swiftsure Therapeutic Center
Wood River Land Trust
SV Ski Ed Foundation
Girls on the Run
Hospice & Palliative Care

Click here for student service highlights.

Click the image below to see Flourish Foundation's Annual Report for 2012-2013

Compassionate Leaders 2014

MAP 2014

Making Jonestown Shine

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Please help support Emilie duPont in Battle of the Blades! Emilie is taking to the ice on Friday, September 5th, and will skate to try to raise up to $2,000 for Flourish Foundation. Applause at the show counts for half the skaters’ final score. We need you there on September 5th cheering loudly for Emilie! Please help us get word out to Flourish supporters.   Tickets are on sale at www.sunvalleyfsc.com. General admission, adult $25 & youth $15. Doors open at […]

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The Compassionate Leaders have had a magnificent year! They have served over 1,000 hours at 11 social-profits throughout the Wood River Valley and through the incredible generosity of our community, family, and friends they have successfully met their fundraising goals for their service projects in Mississippi and India. In early June the second-year CLs will travel to Jonestown, Mississippi and at the end of June the first-year CLs leave for Ladakh, India to complete their service projects beyond the WR Valley.  Also, in collaboration with […]

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With the aspiration to guide students in exercises that develop a relaxed, focused and clear way of being in the world that is motivated by kindness and compassion, our school programs continue to be our most widely disseminated offering.   In January, the mindful awareness program grew to include three 2nd grade classrooms at Hailey Elementary and a group of students at Silver Creek High School.  To meet this growing demand for programming, we have welcomed several new facilitators into the Flourish family; Casey Scherer, Diane Nini, […]

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In collaboration with St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation and St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, Flourish provided two introductory Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) workshops for healthcare professionals and the community.   Remarkably both workshops were completely full.  It was very humbling to see how many people in the Wood River Valley are truly committed to cultivating exceptional mental health and
pro-social behaviors.
CEB is a secular and evidence-based educational program developed by Dr. Paul Ekman, a world leader in the science of emotion, and Dr. Alan Wallace, an eminent […]

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In collaboration with St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, Flourish offered a spring Mindful Parenting workshop in Hailey at the St. Luke’s Clinic.  This weekend journey into the delicate art of Mindful Parenting explored principles of mindfulness practice, practical parenting skills, and meaningful group discussions.  Tools and resources were shared to support parents in developing positive relationships with their children.  By developing a relaxed, stable, and clear way of being within ourselves, we can begin to create more harmony at home and […]

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The Flourish Foundation was fortunate enough to welcome Victor Chan, a dear friend of the Dalai Lama, to the Wood River Valley this weekend. Victor, who grew up in Hong Kong and first met the Dalai Lama in 1972 after being abducted in Afghanistan, is the co-author of several books and co-founder of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education with the Dalai Lama. Their friendship bridges a historic divide between Chinese and Tibetan ethnicities and is an example […]

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Many thanks to Kirk Anderson, Dev Khasla, and Craig Wolfrom for photographs, as well as Karim Merchant & Paul Stevens for website design.