At Bond we are pushing towards a healthier and happier future.
Mental illness and obesity have both continuously increased over time. We must bond together to flatten and reverse the curve. Evidence has proven that just as brushing our teeth has prevented gum disease, mindfulness and mental health skills prevent mental illness. It has similarly become evident that physical activity and creativity play a large role in health and happiness.
We created an online subscription to help aid parents in teaching these skills for a happy life. Kids and families can follow along as they get their hearts pumping and increase their endurance and coordination through cardio and strength exercises. Then they stretch it out, helping them to mitigate risk of injury and improve their joint health. After stretching they follow along and learn dance routines, improving their coordination, focus and memory while building self confidence through a positive growth mindset.
Kids learn that exercise can be fun and creative, urging them to find physical activity they enjoy. Finally Bond’s mindfulness and mental health skills videos cover a myriad of skills including gratitude, reframing thoughts, emotion awareness, emotion regulation and deep breathing skills.
By starting at a young age kids’ brains are more malleable making it easier for them to learn and enjoy mental and physical wellness.
We refuse to resign to a perpetually increasing rate of mental illness and deaths by suicide. With a team of top professionals, we created a systematic approach to prevent these disorders through evidence-based skills.
We began teaching kids dance in and after school, but as we developed we realized that in order to have a bigger impact on student outcomes, we needed to be more consistent and integrated into their daily lives. At Bond we ourselves have all struggled with or been very close to someone who have suffered with mental illness. With advancements in neuroscience, our understanding of the brain and mental illness, and effective prevention and treatment methods, we realized that Bond could be a conductor for systematic change. Everyday we are inspired by the possibility of a brighter future for the children we love.
Meet the Bond Team
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Rachel, a mental health advocate and professional dancer, recognized the lack of healthy skill-building resources in schools and knew she needed to address this gap in education. With Bond, Rachel is leading courses with evidence-based prevention techniques in order to improve student mental health.
Advisory Board members provide counsel for the Executive team.
Their wisdom has helped bring the Bond program to life.