The Yale Undergraduate Mindfulness Education Initiative (YUMEI) is a student group looking to address a gap in health education in local schools by teaching students strategies to maintain their mental health by managing stress. The initiative aims to empower local students, through workshops about mindfulness, by equipping them with tools and knowledge to mindfully deal with stress and other difficult situations. It trains and supports its Yale undergrad student members to deliver these workshops, and also guides them in their own mindfulness education.
The Yale Undergraduate Prison Project (YUPP) is a student-run social justice organization with over 150 members. Our mission is to reduce recidivism and promote dialogue around issues connected to mass incarceration.
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.
The mission of Yale UNICEF is to raise awareness about children’s issues, both locally and internationally and to empower members of the Yale community to engage in activism that has the potential to help children all over the world.
Yale Undergraduates at Connecticut Hospice (YUCH) is an organization that provides the unique opportunity to work at a palliative care facility a short drive away from campus in Branford, CT. Volunteers provide a service that is crucial to the Hospice organization and uplifting to the patients. There are a variety of volunteer departments ranging from patient assistance to art therapy, which all immerse volunteers in the real patient care experience.