The Story of Visitacion Valley Middle School

Visitacion Valley Middle School is located in the southern part of San Francisco.  It began a meditation program in 2007 in response to survey results that indicated that a high percentage of students were suffering from PTSD due to violence in the neighborhood.

This practice has yielded positives outcomes in grades, attendance, and behavior (see infographic below).

To learn more about how Visitacion Valley MS is using this practice, please visit these links about the school and its meditation program:

Article: “Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools”

Video: “Meditation Helps Lower Truancy and Suspensions”

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