LA and Santa Monica, we’re coming at you! We are so excited to announce our first SoCal YOL experience in Santa Monica in partnership with the PICO Youth and Family Center. This special discounted program is designed to showcase YOL’s unique wellness and service programming while offering you and your colleagues a unique opportunity to shed stress, have fun and give back to an incredible organization just before the holidays.
We’ll meet at PICO Youth at (715 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica) at 9:15 and you’ll learn about YOL’s approach to mindful service and get oriented to the day ahead. We’ll then head to the beach through lunch for a number of fun activities before heading back to PICO for a few hours of service engagement with their amazing organization. Along the way we’ll hear from their Executive Director, enjoy a delicious, organic picnic lunch and conclude the day with a guided meditation before heading home, refreshed and relaxed.
Don’t miss this powerful experience! The cost to attend is just $98/person and includes a small donation to PICO Youth. Know friends or co-workers who would be interested in joining as well? Register three of your people, and the fourth person will attend for free!
All arrive at: PICO Youth and Family Center (715 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405)
Opening Circle and introductions
Walk to beach
Conversation with PICO Youth Executive Director on the history of the organization, its impact, purpose, challenges and needs
Walking guided meditation or yoga class appropriate for beginners or advanced practitioners
Facilitated discussion on mindful service
Collaboration and empathy exercise
Boxed lunch at the beach
Walk back to PICO
Direct service at PICO (painting, refurbishing community space)
A co-founder of YOL, Jackie Richards leads program planning and service engagement. She is passionate about people and service and has worked with local and international communities for over a decade. She is also a Licensed Somatic Psychotherapist who works with individuals and groups to raise consciousness about how we relate to self, others and the greater human web. She has worked in various social service settings with diverse, resilient and under-resourced communities, and previously co-led the Community Service Learning program at San Francisco University High School to support youth engaging in conscious service projects. Jackie believes that volunteerism is more than just giving back—it’s about growing greater self-awareness, connecting across difference and empowering local community members to grow a stronger global network together.
PICO Youth and Family Center: 715 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405