JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Yoga 4 Change is proud to announce their win in two categories: Juried Award and Most Votes.
This marks the first time in One Spark history that a creator project has taken home two separate awards. The Juried Award prize, worth $15,000, went to the top-voted creator (by a panel of judges) in each category: art, education, science, music, social good and technology. Yoga 4 Change also earned the most popular votes in the social good category, receiving 1,563 of 117,169 total votes cast by attendees at One Spark 2015. With the Most Votes award, valued at $17,001.11, Yoga 4 Change brought home a total of $32,001.11, the largest amount a single creator project at One Spark has ever received in awards and prize money. The judges said "we have never before seen a grassroots organization make such change in people's lives."
The mission of Yoga 4 Change is to promote healthy living and foster self-confidence among veterans, inmates, at-risk youth, and those suffering from substance abuse through the practices and teachings of yoga. Local facilities throughout the Jacksonville area and surrounding communities are already experiencing the positive impact of Y4C's programs. These programs seek to bring the benefits of yoga to those in the community who need it most or may not otherwise have an opportunity to practice.
Founded in March 2014, Yoga 4 Change has expanded rapidly and now offers yoga classes in more than 40 facilities, to over 3,000 students, and with 14 teachers on staff. Their goal is to raise $100,000 to fund their operations and continued growth. While the $32,000 they won at One Spark is tremendous, Yoga 4 Change is still actively fundraising to fulfill their annual goal.
Yoga 4 Change is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Jacksonville, Florida with plans to expand into Connecticut, Hawaii and Colorado. Please visit their website for more information. Make sure to view their new video and discover how to get involved or donate http://www.yoga-4-change.org.
SOURCE Yoga 4 Change