Collaborating with Amadeus Fundación and Fundación Mi Sangre to cultivate positive mental health among youth in Medellín and beyond.
Working with Kshamtalaya Foundation to build well-being skills and practices into government-school classrooms in Rajasthan, Delhi, and Bihar. Learn more
Partnering with HumanKind to cultivate psychological flexibility among marginalized populations and those who support them. Learn more
Developing well-being spaces, resources, and training at City Year with AmeriCorps Members and staff.
Project Feature: strengthening mental health through the Indian school systemHelping teachers in government schools build personal wellbeing skills to create nurturing and effective classrooms See it in action
Ecuador | education
Indigenous communities remain some of the most marginalized in Ecuador, while economic realities force increasing numbers to move to urban areas. Covid-19 magnified the existing communal and individual challenges, faced particularly by indigenous youth. Together with Fundación Casa Victoria and Quito Eterno, we created a program, Historias que sanan, leverages communal identity, cultural education, and narrative therapy practices to promote personal resilience with teenagers who identify as indigenous. This program can be delivered in a socially distanced manner in person and virtually. Learn more about the program, launched in 2021, here.
Mexico | leadership
Human rights defenders in Mexico voice some of society’s most brutal challenges, including disappearances and torture. Since 2019, Casa Xitla has offered a refuge for a network of defenders to receive holistic care and burnout prevention support. Through the halting challenges of Covid-19 in Mexico, we supported Casa Xitla in the creation of virtual support, leading to launching the 5th cohort of the burnout prevention program in late 2021. Qualitative feedback indicates personal transformation and resilience, as participants reconnected with their physical and emotional selves, received holistic care, and identified the values by which they hoped to live, in a deeply challenging and at times grief-filled context. See participants describe their experiences here.
Peru | education
Yunta offers a mentorship program for youth in low-resource areas in Lima, driven by a volunteer model in partnership with local schools. The program builds personal important developmental qualities that include emotional regulation, self-awareness and self-efficacy. Due to Peru’s strict lockdown in 2020 and 2021, our has been to support the transition of this program into a safe and productive virtual format, while designing an effective evaluation system to ascertain the ways in which participants are developing over the course of the program.
India | leadership
The Acumen Fellows program aims to cultivate moral leadership among the most promising individuals in social change and poverty alleviation. Through our work with Kshamtalaya (above), Fellow and founder Vivek Kumar invited Brio to work with his 2019 India Cohort to design wellbeing spaces where they might accompany each other through the challenges of leadership beyond the Fellowship experience. After extensive interviews with members of the Cohort, Brio created and facilitated a 6-month wellbeing space in 2021, with the aim of cultivating continued mutual accompaniment and support in the coming months.