Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn
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Academy Award-winner Goldie Hawn has dedicated much of her life’s work to improving the lives of children. She created The Hawn Foundation and its signature program, MindUP with leading neuroscientists, psychologists, and educators who collaborated to create vital tools and strategies to help kids learn more effectively and lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives.

That was ten years ago, and today MindUP is operating in seven countries and delivering successful programs for optimistic change in schools, youth organizations and families, giving children the opportunity to thrive.

MindUP is built around science, is evidence based and offered with a sustainable implementation plan that includes a curriculum, digital model, coaching and mentoring, videos and coming soon, animation. Hawn designed MindUP to teach people about their brain, mindful awareness techniques, positive psychology using social and emotional intelligence, helping individuals improve their ability to self-regulate, get centered, calm, stress free and ready to learn and engage in life with greater empathy, self-awareness and optimism.

Hawn lives her legacy every day, embracing the moment, living with compassion, sharing her knowledge, and being mindful about the power of gratitude and the joy in sharing her work and with her own family.

In addition to Hawn’s work with her foundation and MindUP, she has been a loyal and generous supporter of amfAR for many years. She has also authored multiple best-selling books including A Lotus Grows in the Mud, 10 Mindful Minutes, and her soon to be released book on happiness.

For more information about Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation, or the MindUP program, please visit