MiSP curricula has been taught to thousands of children and young people from all backgrounds in all types of schools and youth-related organisations the UK and beyond. We are keen to celebrate some of the young people who have discovered the benefits of mindfulness for themselves, and who can inspire others to practice mindfulness in their school and in the wider community.
- MiSP Junior Ambassadors are volunteers who are school pupils aged 7 to 13 who represent MiSP for a minimum of 6 months while they are at their current school.
- MiSP Youth Ambassadors are volunteers who are aged 14 to 23 who represent MiSP for a minimum of 12 months.
MiSP Junior and Youth Ambassadors have completed the Paws b or .b course in their school/setting and have found the mindfulness skills and practices that they have learnt particularly helpful in their lives. They regularly practice mindfulness themselves, and model the qualities that regular mindfulness practice develops, such as open-minded curiosity, kindness, acceptance, and compassion. They build positive relationships with other people and with the world around them, providing support and encouragement to other young people in their school/setting, and to the adults too!
We aim to show that mindfulness can benefit any young person, from any background or setting, so we welcome nominations of young people from all circumstances and experiences.
- Raising awareness of mindfulness activities taking place
- Acting as a positive role model, offering support and encouragement to others
- Supporting their Paws b or .b teachers
- Inspiring others to access the benefits of mindfulness too
MiSP Junior and Youth Ambassadors support our charity’s work to promote mindfulness to the wider educational community:
- Working with the MiSP team to ensure the voice of young people is heard
- Speaking at events, on panels and in the development of our policy and materials
- Sharing their experience to inspire others, featuring on our website and social media
- Promoting mindfulness and the work of MiSP to the wider community
- Recognising and celebrating skills learnt
- Taking on new responsibilities as champions in their school / setting
- Building confidence in communicating and working with others
- Developing skills and experience as public representatives, speaking in their school or at MiSP events
- Sharing their stories to inspire and support others
In addition, we will also send each MiSP Junior or Youth Ambassador a certificate, a MiSP t-shirt and an information pack to help them with their work!
How to nominate a young person to be a MiSP Junior Ambassador
To become a MiSP Junior Ambassador, young people (aged 7 to 13) must be nominated by their MiSP curricula teacher or an adult in their school / setting.
They will also need permission from their parent / carer to participate in this scheme.
How to nominate, or volunteer to become, a MiSP Youth Ambassador
To become a MiSP Youth Ambassador, young people (aged 14 to 23) can be nominated by their MiSP curricula teacher or an adult in their school / setting, or they can volunteer themselves.
If they are under 18, they will need permission from their parent / carer to participate in this scheme.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further queries about this scheme.