Amy Edelstein is a powerful communicator of ideas and beliefs that help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in. She established the Inner Strength Foundation in 2014 to support our next generation of leaders with life-long tools of mindful awareness, developmental perspectives, and deeper care for self and other. Its flagship teen program, a 12-week trauma-informed in-school curriculum, has already empowered over 5000 inner city youth. Ms. Edelstein is also cofounder of Emergence Education Press, which publishes philosophical books and transformational programming. She has thirty-five years experience with contemplative practice and is the author of five books, including award-winning The Conscious Classroom: the Inner Strength System for transforming the teenage mind.