Change the Life of a Teen

A generous donor is challenging the iBme community with a match! Before 12/31, Gifts of $250-$1000 will have a 50% match, gifts of $1,000-$2,500 will have 100% match AND gifts of $2,500-$4,000 will have 150% match

Your donation to iBme sustains hundreds of teens who need financial assistance to attend our retreats.

Together we’re creating a world where young leaders are prepared to respond to the mounting challenges of their time with focus, resilience, and compassion for themselves, their communities and the global environment.

The only way this vision can be realized is if all youth are able to access the kind of transformative experience iBme offers, independent of their financial circumstances.

Will you support iBme’s 2020 teen scholarship fund today?

For ten years, we have made sure that every teen who wanted to attend an iBme retreat, regardless of their ability to pay tuition, knew they would be able to come and in Summer 2019 alone, we gave out over $400,000 in scholarships. In addition, we are working towards a world of equity and inclusion, and in 2019 29% of our teens identify as LGBTQ+ and 31% identify as teens of color.

The growing demand for our programs comes with significantly increased scholarship needs. We remain committed to meeting this need, and we do not want to to shift our policy of no teen turned away. You are critical in making this possible with us: six staff, dozens of teachers and hundreds of volunteers.

Thank you so much for helping us create a world we know is possible.

Total amount of scholarship need per retreat is based on expected average pay and number of teen participants

Giving Levels

Medication Circle in HallFour Teen Scholarships
A gift at this level gives four teens scholarships to attend a summer retreat.
$5,000
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Group meditation in hallSeat on a retreat
A gift at this level provides 1 FULL scholarship for a low-income teen to attend a retreat.
$2,000
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Retreat dinnerMeal
A gift at this level provides a nourishing meal for a full retreat of teens.
$1,000
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Two retreat participants talkingMentor
A gift at this level provides room and board for a volunteer retreat mentor.
$500
Give
Two people holding hands at the beachDay
A gift at this level supports ONE full day of retreat scholarship for a teen on scholarship.
$250
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A meditation bellBell
A bell is rung at the start and close of each meditation period, and a gift at this level helps to sustain our mission and keep the bells ringing on our retreats.
$100
Give
A meditation bellOther
A gift of any size that is meaningful for you
$other
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Other Ways to Give

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Thank You

As a 501c3 registered nonprofit, 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.

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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.