Youth development coordinator to teach mindfulness to students

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MADISON, CT – Madison Youth and Family Services has announced that a new Youth Development Coordinator has joined the staff.

Amy de Lucia-Ferri will work in the role part-time.

In a Facebook post, MYFS noted that de Lucia-Ferri brings two decades of experience “in developing, designing and facilitating mindfulness and wellness practices and programs for diverse populations in New York and more recently on the coast ”, at work.

“She is passionate about developing programs that help young people connect to themselves, that help them develop a strong sense of themselves and a positive connection with their bodies, giving them knowledge about how it works. their minds and helping them develop their own tools to deal with stress and anxiety while deepening their bonds with their peers, families and community, ”said the youth and community services agency. family.

She is trained in the Mindful Schools program, the Learning to Breathe program, is a certified meditation instructor with The Interdependence Project in New York City, as well as certified as a registered yoga teacher.

De Lucia-Ferri will teach mindfulness techniques to all grade levels in Jeffrey and Ryerson Elementary Schools and will also be at Brown Intermediate School leading the Mentoring Matters program.

She lives in Madison with her husband and two children, who attend schools in Madison.

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