Opening Doors to Personal Freedom
Your support helps iBme teens experience something precious – the personal freedom to know and be who they are, and to celebrate it in a loving community.
“It really taught me that I lack nothing.” – Ritu, age 17
Why Your Gift Matters
A moment of life-changing insight, a new friend who speaks right to your heart, a circle of people that can hold your struggles, a dance party like no other – these are the memories our teens cherish from iBme retreats.
Since 2017, iBme has provided 2,023 youth (78% of total participants) with $1.7 million in tuition assistance. In 2020 and 2021 nearly 4,000 participants accessed our COVID-response online programs. Many were offered at no cost, and no one was turned away for lack of funds. 2022 will be a year of re-emergence, integration, and growth – online programs will continue and a full schedule of residential retreats will return. With your support we can ensure that every teen is fully supported at a time when it’s needed most.
With your support we can open more doors and ensure that every teen is fully supported at a time when it’s needed most.
Give the gift of mindfulness. Support our Annual Scholarship Fund.
$332,534 of $571,000 raised from 167 generous donors.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our year-end campaign and helped us exceed our goal!
The Annual Fund is a primary source of support to carry out our mission, covering teen scholarships and program overhead.
Please contact David Macek (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info on supporting a specific project or geographic region.
"This retreat completely changed my life, and I want to do whatever it takes to keep on going on retreat. The meaningful connections and the healing experience I had was like no other, and I couldn’t be more thankful!"
17-Year Old Female, LGBTQ+ Identified Participant
"Human kindness is innate...The multiple instances of unconditional and unprompted kindness [on retreat] was so meaningful to me."
18 Year-Old Non-Binary/Trans-Identified Participant
"I learned that many of my anxieties and insecurities aren’t fixed, immovable parts of me, and that with practice and patience, I can work through them and tap into joy."
17 Year-Old Male-Identified Participant
"I learned how important it is to love myself. I learned that coming back and showing up is part of the process, not a screw up."
19 Year-Old Female-Identified Participant
"I realized that I have self worth and that I too deserve love."
15 Year-Old Non-Binary/Trans-Identified Participant
Increase Your Impact
Support iBme’s Special Campaign Funds
Equity + Interdependence Fund
We thrive at the intersection of caring for young people, committing to non-harm, and investigating and disrupting systems of oppression. In our programs and institutional policies and practices, we create conditions that cultivate a greater sense of belonging in our radically diverse community.
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Collaborative Leadership Fund
Our mission is interdependent with many others. Through Collaborative Leadership, we align our values with our organizational structure and practices to create an innovative system that our teens today will see as indispensable traits for the businesses they work for in the future.
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Gifts to Inward Bound Mindfulness Education can also be made via check,
payable to iBme, Inc. and mailed to:
iBme | P.O.Box 516 | Concord, MA 01742
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, Inc. is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. We welcome any support that is available, whether in assets, bequests, charitable trusts, or other resources. As with any giving, we encourage you to consult with your financial, tax, and legal advisors to discuss your options and decide which ways of giving might work best for you. Please contact us for further information.