Heal yourself and Heal others


The children, staff and community at the Highland Park Community School are often underserved and under financed. We strongly believe that education is one of the most important things to help children, people and communities thrive.


Lets help the Highland Park Community School by also taking care of yourself

The Highland Park Community School is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY



My name is Mackenzie Grate, Assistant Principal of Highland Park Community School. I have been an educator for over 12 years in New York City Public Schools. As the AP of a fairly new, progressive public school located in East New York, we are constantly looking for better ways to serve our students, their families and their overall needs. The majority of our students receive free or reduced lunches, and come to us having experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. We aim to offer them support in learning how to deescalate situations, manage stress better, etc. We are proud to announce our pilot program: Yoga and Mindfulness in Middle School. It is our hope that this program will support our students in dealing with the stress, learn more about themselves and to build confidence. If you are interested in supporting our program, we are looking for donations of mats, blocks, straps and yoga balls. Thank you for supporting this initiative. We are looking forward to sharing with you the success of this program!