About Lineage Project

Founded in New York City in 1999, Lineage Project began delivering mindfulness to adolescents on Rikers Island. We now serve youth and staff inside New York City detention centers, homeless shelters, suspension schools, high-needs public schools, alternative-to-incarceration programs, and in partnership with other community agencies. We also offer professional trainings to the public, helping teachers, social workers, frontline staff, and caregivers gain competency in providing trauma-informed mindfulness programming for vulnerable youth.

Published research shows that our work helps young people manage their anger, reduce reactivity, cope with high levels of stress and anxiety, and may reduce justice re-involvement