Addressing student mental wellness through play and breathing. As seen on: Fox, Education Week, KSTP
raised by 9 people
Social connection and youth mental well-being are the top two priorities of the U.S. Surgeon General. Loneliness and isolation has become so severe, particularly for young people, that it has been declared an epidemic.
HuddLUp is directly addressing these issues. It’s simple, it’s effective, and it can be integrated into schools nationwide in a matter of months; but only if we can raise the money needed to train more Program Leaders.
“Lacking connection can increase the risk of premature death to levels comparable to smoking daily.”
- Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General
Our work is focused on three simple principles:
1) Physical Engagement
We have been offering an in-classroom program lead by our trained Program Facilitators. Our goal is to train more program facilitators so that we can expand our reach outside of St. Cloud and the surrounding central MN communities.
Right now we are also developing a digital framework of our program so that teachers in classrooms across the country can have immediate access to this simple and effective program.
We surveyed teachers that used HuddLUp in their classroom during the 2022-2023 school year. Some teachers shared the written responses shown below. The chart shown here reflects responses to this question: On a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 represents “provides no value” and 10 represents “transforming lives,” how would you rate your overall experience with HuddLUp?
For anyone interested in accessing the library of more than 1000 HuddLUp games, we have an app available on the Apple App Store: DOWNLOAD THE APP,
A donation of $125 is enough to fund HuddLUp in one classroom. Our goal is to fund an entire school. With your help, it's possible that we could fund an entire school district.
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