Helping children find happiness and success in school and life.

The Hawn Foundation, established by award-winning actress and children’s advocate Goldie Hawn, seeks to help transform children’s lives by providing them with opportunities to acquire vital social and emotional skills, improve academic performance, enhance the quality of their lives, and help others in their community. The Foundation supports research studies conducted by university associated social scientists and neuroscientists and develops evidence-based educational programs for children, such as MindUP™, using cutting-edge scientific research on the brain and social emotional learning.

MindUP is anchored in current research in cognitive neuroscience, evidence-based classroom pedagogy, best-practices mindful education, precepts of social and emotional learning (SEL), and guiding principles of positive psychology. MindUP is a family of social, emotional, and attentional self-regulatory strategies and skills developed for cultivating well-being and emotional balance. Among the various MindUP skills taught to students, focused attention and nonreactive monitoring of experience from moment to moment display the potential to have a long-term impact on brain function and social and emotional behavior.

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Mindfulness at The Hawn Foundation

The Hawn Foundation

The Hawn Foundation

The Hawn Foundation

The Hawn Foundation