Using mindfulness as a part of rehabilitation for juvenile justice, Agniezska Karoluk sits down with Radio Islam to discuss her work.
Executive Producer: Abdul Malik Mujahid
Producer: Tariq El Amin
Agnieszka (AK) was born in Poland and raised in Chicago and Northwest Illinois. As a teen and young adult, AK was accustomed to working and being around diverse populations both in her in childcare as well as the punk scene in the Midwest. AK has acquired a Masters in Early Childhood and Special Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Special Education and Disability Studies at USF. On AK’s spiritual path she acquired knowledge of Buddhist teachings through hardcore punk as well as learning to meditate from Micah Anderson while on a spiritual retreat in Northern California. AK continued to practice mindfulness and meditation, attending multiple Against The Stream retreats, and currently teaches mindfulness to teens in Fremont. AK has a passion for empowering children and youth to have control over their lives by way of reflection and mindfulness. AK is enthusiastic about using knowledge to help people identify inner strength
Photo: Patrick Nouhailer, https://flic.kr/p/mEfdrG