Rebel Human for Schools provides a robust, vetted, and comprehensive WELLNESS program for students grades 6-12. 


Designed by experts in the field, Rebel Human for Schools uses movement, meditation, and creative expression to develop the core competencies of a rebel human: resilience, equanimity, and the ability to see beyond oneself (see our FAQs for more on our core competencies). Movement strengthens the nervous system, building resilience in the body that translates to resilience in our lives. Meditation actively trains the brain to process and navigate difficult emotions with equanimity and clarity. Creative expression allows a reimagining of a better world for ourself and others while actively connecting us with our values and greater purpose.


Rebel Human for Schools is a complete approach to wellness that uses fitness, breath work, dance, meditation, yoga, body awareness, and creative workshops to help students cultivate grit, boost physical fitness, process challenging emotions, find clarity, understand their values, and connect with their purpose.

The world needs more rebel humans.


A Rebel Human is someone with the strength and clarity of purpose to challenge the status quo in defense of a better future. Someone who can do the hard thing when it’s the right thing. 


There are countless examples of doing the hard thing when it’s the right thing. It can be as simple as following through with a commitment, to as challenging as speaking your truth in a roomful of naysayers or standing up in defense of another at the expense of your own comfort and privilege. Regardless of the specific “thing,” doing the hard thing when it’s the right thing is, by definition, hard. It takes resilience, clarity, and the capacity to see beyond oneself. It is through these everyday acts of rebellion that one begins to construct a life of meaning and purpose, a life that is bold and kind, a life of which you can be proud.

Rebel Human was founded by Jenny Arrington and Tait Medina, Ph.D.


Our program can be used in the following ways:

  • SETTLE IN: Teachers can start each class with one of many “settle in” videos, short mindfulness and meditation videos that can be used at the beginning of class to help get students ready to learn. These 2-5 minute practices are designed to calm the nervous system, increase focus, and develop executive functioning. These lesson teach valuable skills that can be used in all aspects of life. 


  • DETENTION ALTERNATIVE: The data show that when socio-emotional and somatic practices are taught to kids in detention and during suspension, the number of students in detention drastically decreases. In Baltimore, the number of students in suspension went to zero. Our Teacher’s Manual supports teachers in this scenario. 


  • SEL IN THE CLASSROOM: Our curriculum can be used as a resource by teachers who want to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) into the classroom. Our Teacher’s Manual provides prompts and activities for ELA, History/Social Studies, and Science teachers.

  • CHANGE THE CULTURE: Tier One rollout with curated modules that the whole school can experience together. These can be taught in a homeroom setting or as part of PE and can center around themes such as: resilience, emotion management, healthy relationships, and self-regulation.​​



  • Onboarding meeting with stakeholders


  • Live training session for Teachers at your school


  • Development and hosting of your private Rebel Human for Schools webportal of video lessons


  • Over 100 Video lessons organized by SEL Skills, Settle-Ins (used at beginning of class), Movement breaks


  • Short descriptions of each video plus teacher profiles and pictures that can be used by your school in weekly emails to students, parents, and staff provided to your school at start of program implementation


  • Teachers Guide—which includes a description of each video lesson, general discussion questions, supplemental exercises when applicable, and tailored discussion/essay questions by subject (ELA, History/Social Studies, Science)—provided to your school at start of program implementation


  • Mid-program check-in with stakeholders to discuss impressions, usage, and reception


Schools need access to a comprehensive wellness platform that empowers their students to work with and understand their emotions, manage their stress and anxiety, strengthen their resilience, build equanimity, and navigate these uncertain times​.

Wellness and social-emotional support is an URGENT need. But, overworked teachers and staff, overstretched budgets, and dwindling resources combine to make the delivery of wellness programing difficult. Teachers are looking for new, fresh content that can be integrated into their curriculum, but only have access to poorly produced and unvetted YouTube videos. Many schools do not have a Wellness Director to spearhead these efforts. Or if they do, this person is likely doing several jobs and unable to give this the focus it needs.


Rebel Human for Schools is here to fill that gap, providing a robust, vetted, comprehensive program that addresses students' social, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Our bite-sized and fun video modules help students develop skills and resources in resilience and equanimity, and our diverse teachers "meet students where they are" while sparking creativity, inspiring exploration, and encouraging self-actualization. Rebel Human for Schools is a complete approach to wellness.


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