Trike Daily FilmSociety & Environment Awake Youth By TricycleAug 12, 2013 Awake Youth Project, run by Brookly Zen Center in partnership with Brooklyn College Community Partnership, brings mindfulness and meditation programs to Brooklyn youth. Learn more here. If you like this article, please subscribe or donate. View Comments yourneighbor57 That was great! I loved hearing the words of the teens. I’m looking forward to showing this to my 16 year-old daughter. lilianacrts Thank you…i shared it with my 15 year old daugther. I wish we could bring this project to South Florida. Thank you for sharing your teachings with our youth. Dominic Gomez Youth are powerful forces for changing society. “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.” As Gandhi exemplified with his own life right efforts are critical. ebloustein Thank you so much for sharing this. I am deeply moved. I live in Brooklyn and I have been meditating daily for two years, mostly in the subway on the way to work, and I support these young people and the man who is leading this program. iamkatia bring this program to Seattle! i know lots of street youth who would love this. hlbrenne beautiful. thank you for sharing. Danzen Thank you again Tricycle for bringing another thought provoking film. buddhasukha Very touching. Thank you Tricycle! stevevickery Thank you for sharing this video. I felt very inspired to hear what the teens had to say. I think it is of critical importance to celebrate the young people in our culture and to offer them support in moving through this confusing and often frightening world. dretalbot Beautiful. As a yoga and mindfulness teacher to youth in Toronto, Canada this serves as a great reminder of the importance of this work. Thank you for sharing your story. denisesavage33 Thank you… I love the calmness of the youth. Some of the time I have felt anger and stress that is overwhelming, from our young. It is very nice to know that they found a practice that will evolve and spread to other youth. This short film was very heartwarming. Thank you again. maryelizabeth.sheehan bravo… markkemark I enjoyed this very much…thank you! Lauren T Wonderful. The Brooklyn Zen Center, and these kids, are doing great things for the world.