Belinda Levychin, Program & Marketing Director
It has been two years since we launched Tournesol Kids to the world! March 2017 continues to be a highlight in our timeline, and I am very proud of what we have done so far. We have taught several programs to many delighted and delightful kids. We have one Coach Training session under our belts. And many of our coaches have gone on to teach our program in their own communities. We continue to work to get our programs into the schools and communities that will get the benefits of the Tournesol Kids methodology. We’ve gotten a few grants, some generous donors, and many backers for our successful Kickstarter campaign. We have created great products including videos, exercise cards, and support materials all designed to help kids build resilience as they become their best selves. And we have the best volunteers on the planet!
I got involved with Tournesol Kids because I believe that you must make the most of your time here, right now! I believe that wellness requires treating the whole body and that wellness begins with knowing who you are and what’s best for you. And this is what we want all kids to have access to: something that allows them to be their own unique selves, something that gives them the tools first to understand themselves and then to build on those powers.
I have kids, two beautiful boys who benefit from having two parents who will do whatever is necessary to ensure their safety, health, and peace of mind. I want whatever is best for my kids and a lot of that comes from access: access to the people, methods and tools to help you when your child is dealing with a myriad of issues.
I continue to work with Tournesol Kids because every day I learn something from someone on the team. I’ve benefited from interacting with each kid I’ve worked with to teach the method. When a kid first finds out about their secret power, it is a wonder to behold. I now know that the universe needs all the powers working together — the connectors, the sparks of light, the detail-oriented, the contemplatives, and the ones who keep us all moving — to continue to progress forward.
I got involved with Tournesol Kids because it works. It’s a time-tested method on which I have come to rely to help keep me chill when necessary. I now know that going to my breath is a way to get to that chill. During the development of our introductory items, our #PowerUp videos, and our exercise card games, I felt as if I was exactly where I was supposed to be. And that’s what I want for everyone, because you want to make the most of your time, right now.