Day-Long RETREAT

Over our day and half long retreat, teen participants from across the Tri-State and Northeastern region find new ways to reaffirm and love who they are, to cultivate a deeper understanding and compassion for others, to see the ways all our lives our interconnected and to develop new methods of working with difficult thoughts and emotions like anger and sadness, anxiety or fear.

Through guided meditation, honest and safe discussions, creative expression workshops and supportive talks from staff and teachers who are long term practitioners and experts in their fields, participants deepen their awareness of themselves and others.

Teens from Awake Youth with other retreat participants and iBme Executive Director Jessica Morey. Photo courtesy of iBme. 

Teens from Awake Youth with other retreat participants and iBme Executive Director Jessica Morey. Photo courtesy of iBme. 

SUMMER Youth Retreat PARTNERSHIP

AYP partners with iBme (Inward Bound Mindfulness Education) a program that offers teen meditation retreats throughout the country which build a sense of awareness, presence, and community through a deepening of practice— on a weeklong retreat in the Northeast.