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INNER EXPLORER

Transforming Education

MISSION

Inner Explorer is the only audio-guided mindful awareness program that is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) protocol, which has nearly 40 years of rigorous scientific evaluation. Because the protocol follows a very specific pathway the same used by Inner Explorer. Inner Explorer is the only program that can point to 6,000 scientific studies demonstrating proof of efficiency.

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Lifelong friends Janice Houlihan and Laura Bakosh founded Inner Explorer as a non-profit to bring daily mindfulness into the classroom.

8-week research study demonstrated Inner Explorer's positive impact on 3rd grade students quarterly grades, behaviors and teacher stress reduction using valid research scales.

Conducted Second (10 weeks) and Third (27 weeks) research studies on Inner Explorer's impact. Wisdom 2.0 Award recipient, funded by the 1440 Foundation. A Research study published on Inner Explorer's impact on elementary students' quarterly grades.

Serving 6,600 students, programs expanded from Early Learning to 12th grade once program fidelity established. Moved from a hard-wired device to an online platform.

International reach with the addition of Spanish speaking programs. Inner Explorer partnered with LG on their "Life's Good: Experience Happiness" initiative, providing 400 plus schools with the Inner Explorer program.

We got CASEL approved and introduced our mobile app partnered with AETNA which brought Inner Explorer to more than 300 schools with 295,000 students. In collaboration with 1GEN, Class App was introduced this year.

Serving more than 700,000 students 27,000 classrooms across the US and 14 other countries.

We executed our first large district-wide project by adding 10-minute mindfulness practice a day into the curriculum. First LMS with SCHOOLOGY was completed and Analytics Portal was released with 1GEN. 

We implemented our program in nearly 30 full districts from 5 full districts as our mindfulness program is proven to reduce stress and anxiety. We together launched Home App for parents and developed a district portal concept.

Inner Explorer crossed the 2M students mark and more than 100 district portals were launched. We also did LMS integration with CLEVER, GOOGLE CR, and CANVAS. 

Mindfulness app for Parents

Mindfulness app for Teachers

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  • Daily guided mindful awareness practices for all age groups

  • Daily navigator and multi-language support

  • Experience and activity designed for parents

  • Track your journey 

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  • Four age-appropriate programs to choose from: Pre-K-1st Grade, Elementary, Middle and High School

  • Ninety audio practices per program, 5 minutes in length for Pre-K-1st Grade, 10 minutes for Elementary, Middle and High School (including 2 minutes of journaling)

  • Shorter Transition and Sound audio practice options

  • Spanish practices available for Pre-K - Elementary programs (Middle School coming soon)

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