2018 Teen Trip

Heart of Gold Adventures 2018 Teen Trip: On our first Heart of Gold Adventures trip in 2018 we brought fifteen teens and six adults to Nepal. The purpose of this inaugural trip was to offer Hudson Valley teens an educational experience that included cultural awareness and appreciation, service to others, and the fun of adventure,

Global Teen Cultural Exchange

Global Teen Cultural Exchange Over fifteen teens came together across three time zones in a virtual “Global Teen Cultural Exchange”.  Teens from Ghana, Nepal, NYC and New Paltz met on Zoom to share about their lives in their home countries, their work with their respective non-profits, and how they are managing during the pandemic. Each teen was part

Tim Mousseau on Combating Sexual Violence

Tim Mousseau on Combating Sexual Violence December 9, 2021The Denizen TheatreNew Paltz, NY “We need to understand the language we use; for example there is a difference between ‘are you ok with this’ and ‘how do you feel about this’ in terms of asking consent.”– Tim Mousseau On December 9, 2021, we held our fall

Mini Grants for Educators

ABOUT:In keeping with our goal to support youth in accessing their inner wisdom and realizing their dreams, we welcome requests for funding from teachers and school-based mental health professionals serving students in grades 9 through 12 in the Hudson Valley. Educator Mini-Grants are awarded for up to $500, and we only fund programs that have

Instagram Links

Instagram Links A compilation of all of the links we share on our Instagram page. Click on a photo to get to the link. A new page will open in your browser. 2023 2021 2020 2019 A compilation of all of the links we share on our instagram page. Click on a photo to get


Karuna was produced by the Maya Gold Foundation and filmed and edited by Lara Usifer. Lara, a student at SUNY New Paltz, joined us on the 2019 trip to Nepal. “I had the good fortune of being a part of the Maya Gold Foundation trip to Nepal in April of 2019, and traveled alongside the

Strategic Plan

Find out more about our strategic plan, core values, core purpose and ten-year goal here. STRATEGIC PLAN:With a generous grant from the Omega Institute in 2016, our Board of Directors met at the Omega Campus for a Strategic Planning Retreat. Over the course of three days we developed our first Strategic Plan, which guides our


ABOUT:We publish a monthly e-newsletter, ROCA, and distribute to our mailing list. ROCA includes timely updates on new programs, events, and grant opportunities. Why “ROCA”? At Maya’s funeral, her friend Ana told a story. We used the story as the inspiration for our newsletter: “This past summer, you and I met up at the Omega


ABOUT:Part of the work of the Maya Gold Foundation is to bring resources to bear in our community and schools. Below are some resources that can be used to start a conversation between parents, youth, community members and school staff. RESOURCES: Our Parent and Teen Toolkit– A multidiscliplinary resourceof area organizations andpractitioners to assist families