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

What's New

We are excited to share that Emilie duPont and Joel Dear had an outstanding, 2nd place, performance last Friday evening at the Battle of the Blades community fundraiser!  Their show was amazing – Emilie was beautiful and full of grace.  She trained with Joel twice daily for many weeks and their hard work showed. We want to express our deepest gratitude to Emilie for her commitment and for courageously representing Flourish at Battle of the Blades.  Big congrats to Zach Crist […]

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Join Kim John Payne in learning how to use the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier, and more secure kids.   Simplicity Parenting Free Public Lecture: Friday October 3rd 6:30-8:30 Community Campus, Hailey ID Donations Accepted   Workshop: Saturday, October 4th 10:30-3:30 Syringa Mountain School, Hailey ID $40.00 per person or $50.00 per couple   Social Inclusion and Restorative Discipline An Introduction, October 3rd 12:00-4:00 Community Campus, Hailey ID Open to educators, parents, and health professionals. School and Organizational […]

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