BYA Affiliation

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Bodhi Academy is a subsidiary of Bodhi Youth of America (BYA), a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization with a vision to provide mindfulness practices and altruism to young people.

Bodhi Youth of America (BYA) is dedicated to providing a nourishing environment for youth to unfold their potential, achieve a balanced and all-embracing lifestyle inspired by the Bodhisattva Ideal.

A bodhisattva is someone who has compassion within himself or herself,

and who is able to make another person smile or help someone suffer less.

Every one of us is capable of this. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Recognizing the important need in building strong social-emotional well-being for students at young age in K-12 environment, Bodhi Academy is established as a subsidiary nonprofit organization of BYA to concentrate on integrating mindfulness-based education into K-12 curriculum and classrooms in order to support the students’ academic, social and emotional development through the practice of mindfulness and other enriching activities.

To learn more about BYA and its wonderful youth development and summer camp programs, please visit