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Message from our Executive Director

Dear readers: 

As the 2022-2023 school year winds down, I look back with pride at what we have accomplished. In this newsletter, you will learn how we have supported youth health and wellness in our schools over the last year. 

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and May 4 is National Kids Fitness Day — both a cause for great celebration! From our newest fitness centers redesigned professional development trainings', SBSM is working hard to improve the lives of students in Los Angeles. We believe that every day should be kids fitness day, and we are proud to support youth physical activity 365 days a year.

Summer is right around the corner and we have much work to do for the new school year. We have an ambitious year planned, focused on greater teacher engagement and school resource enhancements. Please join me in supporting our mission by making a contribution today. We wish you good health! 


Matt Flesock 
Executive Director 
UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind

Teachers and administrators pose with Paralympian

Making an Impact: Special education schools get new support

Visits with Paralympians, new fitness centers and more! SBSM has brought new programming and new resources to support students with disabilities at seven special education schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Teachers toss sandbell at SBSM training

Classroom Corner: SBSM revamps in-person teacher trainings

Read about how Sound Body Sound Mind is empowering physical education teachers with professional development. In-person sessions are designed to enhance their skills and knowledge in teaching fundamental fitness and movement, all while making fitness fun.

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Expert Interview with Diana Winston

Learn about mindfulness from Diana Winston

Ever wondered what mindfulness is and how it can help you? Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, shares her insights about the value of mindfulness.

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