#10yearsof Resilience

From our humble beginnings playing Inner Explorer tracks on iPods, to expanding into a full online platform that is available in English and Spanish, we are proud to celebrate a decade of creating lasting change through mindfulness based social emotional learning (MBSEL). Read about our journey about the community that worked together to make it all happen.

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GREEN COMPASS LOGO

As part of our celebration, we unveiled a fresh take on the Inner Explorer logo. The modern, clean design alludes to our mission of making mindfulness simple, approachable, and accessible to school communities.

We decided to retain the original ‘Green Compass’ as an icon to represent our mission, and our journey ahead. “Green Compass’ is a gentle reminder that our work is to help navigate the process of learning from the
inside out.

Impact
Stories

Thank you LG for teaching us about mindfulness. Because mindfulness allows me be aware of other people’s feelings and be aware of how my actions affect others. Mariell
Mariell
High School Student

2011

Lifelong friends Janice Houlihan and Laura Bakosh founded Inner Explorer as a non-profit to bring daily mindfulness into the classroom.

2012

8-week research study demonstrated Inner Explorer's positive impact on 3rd grade students quarterly grades, behaviors and teacher stress reduction using valid research scales.

iPOD with Docking Speaker Launched.

2013

Conducted Second (10 weeks) and Third (27 weeks) research studies on Inner Explorer's impact. Wisdom 2.0 Award recipient, funded by the 1440 Foundation. A Research study published on Inner Explorer's impact on elementary students' quarterly grades.

2014

Inner Explorer received Wisdom 2.0 award by 1440 Foundation.

2015

Serving 6,600 students, programs expanded from Early Learning to 12th grade once program fidelity established. Moved from a hard-wired device to an online platform.

COMPASS: Foundation of Cloud Based digital platform

2016

International reach with the addition of Spanish speaking programs. Inner Explorer partnered with LG on their "Life's Good: Experience Happiness" initiative, providing 400 plus schools with the Inner Explorer program.

COMPASS 1st releqse at Wisdom 2.0 Conference

2017

CASEL Approved. Introduction of Mobile App Partnered with AETNA to bring Inner Explorer to 295,000 students in more than 300 schools.

CLASSROOM App was introduced

2018

Serving more than 700,000 students 27,000 classrooms across the US and 14 other countries.

TUNE-IN feature was introduced

2019

Implemented first large district wide projects with 10- minute a day mindfulness practice built into the curriculum.

First LMS integartion w SCHOOLOGY Completed

First relase of Analytics Portal

2020

Expanded from 5 full districts (every school) to nearly 30 full districts because the program is proven to attenuate stress and anxiety (more important than ever due to COVID-19.

Launched HOME App for Parents

Developed District Portal Concept

6,727

Schools

77,209

Classroom

2,007,434

Students

16,059,472

Mindful Minutes

2021

Crossed 2M students mark.

100+ District Portals Launched

LMS integration w CLEVER, GOOGLE CR, and CANVAS

OUR TEAM THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE