About Us

Open Minds is a non-profit focusing on mindfulness, yoga, mentoring, the arts, and nature based activities in underserved communities in Western and Central Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of WV.

We are a registered 501c3 ask about donating today to help grow our reach !


“ I feel happy and calm after class.” ( 17 yrs. Upward Bound 2014)

“ My heart is happy and smiling.” – ( 8 years -Summer Camp 2014)

“ Open Minds helps me remember to take a breath before my tests at school. I breath and calm down when I get mad. ” ( Penn Avenue 9 year old)

“ I like to sit and be quiet with my thoughts.” ( Noland Village – 7 year old)

“I’m going to do yoga at home today. I’m going to breathe and be a warrior and then a frog. AND then! I’ll do even more!” ( Girls, Inc.)

“ I feel LOVE and Peace with my friends.” ( 8 year old Noland Village)

“Open Minds summer camp was enriching experience for my elementary school boys. They had fun practicing mindfulness and exploring nature in a supportive environment.” – (Parent – Summer Camp 2014)

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Open Minds, Inc. in the News !

7th – Generation WV  – 3 radio Podcasts – 2014 – 2015


Frederick Givers Podcast: December 2016 – http://frederick.localadvicegivers.com/janhummer/

Herald Mail Article :  August 2014 – http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/life/health/open-minds-wants-to-expose-children-to-mindfulness/article_5627b9db-43d8-5897-9c33-59ce64e96f43.html



The main purpose of Open Minds, Inc. is to teach mindfulness techniques that allow youth and adults better focus to reduce stress and conflict in their lives. We provide direct life changing contemplative techniques within numerous organizations in Washington /Frederick County, MD, Eastern Panhandle of WV.

The OM School Youth Programs and OM Community Programs also expand the mindfulness practice by teaching yoga, mentoring, breathing/centering techniques, community gardening projects, the arts, and healthy habits like mindful nutrition.

Partnerships with the Head Start of Washington County, Wildwood Middle School ( WV), Holten Arms School, Middletown Valley Library, The ARC of Frederick County, Yogamour ( NPO in Frederick), Justice and Recovery Advocates Inc., Bester HOPE ( Hagerstown, MD), Soul Haven (Hagerstown, MD), Seeds of Life Farm, Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. and Fox Haven Farm and Retreat Center are non – profit, private and public school organizations serving Western and Central Maryland communities who are invested in OM’s mission.

Open Minds, Incorporated is a non – profit 501c3 in Frederick, MD