Cultivating and nurturing the seeds of compassion one person at a time.


Lee Sowles, MPH

Founder and Executive Director

Kind Mind was built on a foundation of Lee’s personal journey in building self-awareness, emotional regulation, and resilience. With a background in early childhood development, public health, mindfulness, and applied compassion, Lee had the vision to build a program for schools that would mitigate, and even prevent, the mental health epidemic facing our nation. Lee’s deep commitment to service, inclusion, and compassion are at the forefront of everything we create.

 Meet the SEL Team > 


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Professional Learning

Teachers need a practical approach to SEL. We have developed a 3-part on-demand workshop series that teachers love.

On-Demand Learning
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Pre-K & Head Start

Nurture compassion and resilience in your Pre-K community with our easy-to-use program that has a sustainable impact.

Pre-K Curriculum
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Our elementary school program provides your school with a cohesive, yet simple SEL learning platform for K through grade 5.

Elementary Curriculum
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Learn how students, teachers, and parents are benefitting from Kind Mind's SEL Curriculum

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4-year old child

"Kind Mind teaches me how to breathe."

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7-year old child

"Kind Mind helps me share my feelings. I remind my parents to take a deep breath."

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8-year old child

"I feel brave when I ask my parents for help."

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2nd Grade Student

"Kind Mind teaches me that I am loved." 

Pre-K Student

"I did breathing at home when I was sad and couldn't stop crying." 

2nd Grade student's journal reflection the after Compassion Lesson.

"My heart feels better." 

The latest from my blog 


Nurturing Compassion

Antidotes for The Anxious Generation

We love helping teachers build resilience

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"I have been implementing the Kind Mind curriculum in my Pre-K (4-5yr olds) classroom for about 3 months now. My students and I love the activities, lessons, and recorded audio. I find students checking in with how they are feeling more often, labeling them and using strategies learned through Kind Mind to control strong emotions. I would highly recommend using the Kind Mind curriculum in your classroom."

"This has been such a beautiful contribution to our school community. The materials are consistent, easy to roll out, offers the perfect space for kids to explore their feelings and themselves and provides the teachers with the tools to hold that space. Its been such a win win this year for all of us. Cant wait to continue our collaboration!"