project leader
Keyona D
Main Street
(North End)
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We are doing yoga

the project

Wish Mentoring’s mission is to engage youth in our community by empowering, encouraging, and educating at-promise middle school youth on topics such as health and wellness, entrepreneurship, civic engagement and informed decision-making during their path to young adulthood.Wish Mentoring also  foster healthy relationships with themselves, their families, and their community.  

the steps

  1. Keyona will become trained and certified in yoga instruction.
  2. The Wish group will continue to meet for regularly scheduled workshops on self-image, health, relationships, civic engagement, and empowerment.
  3. The Wish group will pick a community project to work on cotinuously and create a story, budget, and project timeline.
  4. Implement a community project according to their timeline.
  5. The Wish group will also be trained as peer yoga teachers.
  6. The Wish group will conduct free yoga classes for youth through the spring and summer months in local parks. 
  7. Make Niagara Falls a healthier place for youth and adults!

why we're doing it

Led by Create a Healthier Niagara Falls co-chair and lifelong resident Keyona Dunn, this mentoring program came out of a desire to improve the Niagara Falls community, beginning with the youth. With many alarming local statistics on high teen pregnancy and high school dropout rates, Keyona felt the need to tackle the problem through mentoring young girls. Though she is starting small with a group of 10 girls, the goal is to build very strong foundational relationships with a starting cohort that will then become teachers and peer mentors to more youth in the future.



Yoga insurance 160 
Yoga supplies (mats, water bottles, etc.)- 200 
Youth yoga teacher stipends- 300 
Program materials (notebooks, pencils, pens, printing chart paper, screen  etc)-  500 
Incentives youth - 1000 
Zumba Training -300  
Healthy food and snacks-300  
Transportation- 170.00
Total.  2930

RAISED = $3,057.00
less ioby Platform Fee $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $88.02




UPDATED BUDGET (as of 2.15.18):

SUBTOTAL = $5,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $150



Yoga training costs-

Yoga supplies (mats, water bottles, etc.)-

Youth yoga teacher stipends-

Program materials (notebooks, pencils, pens, chart paper, etc)-


Healthy food and snacks- 


SUBTOTAL = $8,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $240



We are doing yoga

The girls has hosted 6 yoga sessions, and will expand to 2 different locations. Yoga will now be offered 3 Days a week all in preparation for yoga in our parks too summer series! 


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Adrienne King
  • Anonymous
  • Jennifer
  • April Lauer a friend
  • Candy
  • Tatiana C.
  • Dolly
  • Rachel W.
  • Rachel L.
  • Auntie Hotpants
  • charlene a.
  • Anonymous
  • Erica Pasler Santangelo
  • SamikaandLegend
  • Tamara Searight
  • Jen W
  • LaShandra
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Kamalie L.
  • Indigo Project
  • Ezra P. Scott Jr.
  • C. Young
  • Anonymous
  • Megan J
  • Shanna S.
  • Jose B
  • Andrea
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Dante
  • Robert Blue
  • Ruby and Olivia
  • Anonymous
  • Ashlee
  • Anonymous
  • Brendan Q.
  • Cara Scott & Family
  • Anonymous
  • Shelley & Jeff Hirshberg