We ground and we grow together.
Support the next generation of iBme teens and make a gift to our annual fund to ensure our precious teen retreats continue to grow in their magic.
“It really taught me that I lack nothing.” – Ritu, age 17
Why Your Gift Matters
Illuminating the iBme retreat experience is like looking through a kaleidoscope: from one moment to the next exists a beautiful dance of being and becoming. When this flow of grounding and growing is sustained for a whole retreat, teens experience unparalleled nurturing and possibility. The results are often life-changing.
Since 2017, iBme supporters have provided 2,122 youth (78% of total participants) with $1.9 million in tuition assistance. With your generous support and the timeless expertise of our teachers and mentors, we were able to meet the mounting mental and emotional needs of teens this year, all while welcoming a record number of first-time participants. We also celebrated the national launch of our custom programs and the graduation of 42 mindfulness teacher training professionals.
As our 2023 retreat schedule welcomes back more pre-pandemic regions and families experience further financial hardships, the need for scholarship support will only increase. Please make a gift today to ensure that every teen is able to ground and grow in the year ahead.
Give the gift of mindfulness. Donate to our Annual Fund.
$300,171 of $517,500 raised from 199 generous donors.
The Annual Fund is the primary source of support to carry out our mission, covering teen scholarships and program overhead. Please contact David Macek (email@example.com) for more information on supporting a specific project or geographic region.
"During the community share, I experienced a confidence I've never had before."
17 Year-Old Gender Fluid Participant
"Small groups were the most meaningful experience in my entire life."
15 Year-Old Male Participant
"The deep connections I made and the beautiful community is unlike anything else."
17 Year-Old Female Participant
"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.
$100 raisedSUPPORT THIS WORK
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.
$0 raisedSUPPORT THIS WORK
Gifts to iBme can also be made via check,
payable to Inward Bound Mindfulness Education and mailed to:
iBme | P.O.Box 516 | Concord, MA 01742
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, Inc. (EIN: 27-3029390) 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.