who and how we served in 2017/2018


bhavanaKIDS provided more than 750 hours of programming, and served 542 unduplicated students in the 2017/2018 school year! Not bad for our first expanded programming launch!

Because our curriculum is designed to be both structured and flexible, and our Educators are trained to focus and specialize in serving particular age groups and populations, we can provide quality yoga and mindfulness programming in a range of educational environments, for students PreK through 12th grade. Special needs and vulnerable populations included!

Percentage of programming hours by age group

Number of Unduplicated students served by age group

Students served in communities experiencing poverty

This report is based on Colorado Department of Education data about Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) Rates in the Schools we serve. The percentage of FRL is shown to reflect the level of poverty in that community and so the needs and vulnerability of the students there. You can learn more about FRL rates in schools across Colorado at https://www.cde.state.co.us/

Students served by educational environment

Program Hours by Educational Environment

positive youth development survey data

bhavanaKIDS collected self-reported survey data from a representative sample of the youth we serve across our site locations in 2017/2018. Using a comprehensive survey based on desired outcomes in Positive Youth Development, we revealed significant success and identified indicators for improvement.

Self-Reported Interest Development

The Positive Youth Development Approach indicates that programs supporting young people in developing their individual interests show much higher rates of self-sufficiency and sustainable living for youth. When asked if bKIDS programs helped them develop their interests, this is how the young people we serve responded.

Inclusion and Choice in Learning Goals

One of the most powerful things about the Positive Youth Development approach to program development is the ability to engage young people in choosing their own development - as opposed to traditional power dynamics that require it of them. Through choice, their is a higher rate of buy-in for young people and they are more likely to maintain what they learn through the course of their lives. When the young people in our programs were asked if they felt included in the decisions made about learning in bKIDS classrooms, this is how they responded.

Positive Relationships with Educators

Rapport building is paramount to the work we do at bhavanaKIDS. And their is a clear intersection between that part of our vision and Positive Youth Development models. Creating trusting, supportive relationships with the young people we serve is how we reach them. And research shows that young people who have supportive trusting relationships with the adults in their educational environment are more well-adjusted, have better self-regulation skills and are more resilient. When asked if they had positive and supportive relationships with bKIDS Educators, the young people we serve responded in this way.