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(c) 2016 MAY Kids Transform I maykidstransform@gmail.com I 917.683.0643 I New York, New York

MAY Kids Transform is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

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Our Team

Agni Zotis

Agni Zotis is an artist and yogi. She started working with youth in 2001 at the West Side YMCA creating ceramics class for three-year-olds inspired by her son, Francis and his class. As the director of AGNI Gallery in the East Village (2004-2009), she hosted the avant-garde art scene in New York City and created art workshops for youth. Through her direct involvement with youth, she understood the necessity of incorporating mindfulness and emotional intelligence along with creative process. Agni is a certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher,  Art of Living, with a solid practice of 30 years in both the arts and yoga / meditation. She believes the youth is the future and needs tools to thrive in the modern world.

Currently developing wellness curriculums for different communities.  

MAY Kids Transform Board Member / Founder

Francis Serrano

Francis collaborated to design the MAY Kids program, compelled by the voice and needs of his peers. Born and raised in New York City, Francis empathizes with the many pressures and stresses that come with city life.

At the age of fourteen, his concerns about the self-destructive responses to the challenges teens face needed to be addressed, and the plans for a brighter future began.  Currently, he is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Environmental Biology. In October 2016, he fostered the start of a multimedia art collective at Washington University in St. Louis called Open Crown Collective (OCC). Through basic practice of mindfulness techniques and art, the members of OCC developed valuable stress management skills, created collaborative works of art, and learned technical artistic skills from one another in a safe space setting. OCC members view the MAY curriculum as rewarding to keep in practice throughout the school year, as it helps with focus, studying, and facilitates positive social spaces. 

MAY Kids Transform Board Member/Founder

Alexandra Arneri

Alexandra is passionate about bringing the MAY Kids Transform program to youth and teaches her own boys mindfulness, art and yoga at home. Alexandra has been practicing yoga since she was 19 and paints in her spare time. Alexandra is an attorney practicing in San Francisco and New York at her firm Cittone Demers & Arneri LLP and has a podcast on human rights and the environment, thegravity.fm and a blog on parenting ninjabelly.com

MAY Kids Transform Board Member

Juliette Pelletier

Juliette Solutions LLC offers outreach, fundraising strategies, communications, events logistics, and administrative solutions servicing non-profits, creative pursuits, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Juliette is also an artist who has exhibited Internationally for two decades. She believes in MAY's mission and is a huge supporter of bringing mindfulness yoga and arts to youth. 

Sarah Templeton

Sarah Templeton is a youth counsellor focusing in high risk youth and a supporter of MAY Kids Transform. She believes in social change through empowerment. She is committed to teaching youth to cultivate their highest selves and tap into their own power in order to impact and inspire the world. She currently lives in Jamaica spreading the good work. 

MAY Kids Transform Educator

Carolina De Luca

Carolina is a professor of Literature, English Composition, Italian Language and Public Speaking. She taught for 23 years in various universities in New York City, such as Hunter College, Queens College and NYU. She now lives in Rome with her daughter and teaches at John Cabot University and incorporates MAY's principles in her classes.

May Kids Transform Past Board Member

Lori Mason

Lori is a practicing attorney in NYC, and a passionate yogi and mom.  She is a strong believer in MAY Kids' mission and in Agni's talent and character.

May Kids Transform Past Board Member

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Deep gratitude to the wonderful educators, artists and yoga teachers whose talents enrich the youth lives through the MAY program.

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Thank you for believing in our vision and supporting our work with the youth. 

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We love all the work you do and thank you for believing and collaborating with our mission