The next ODDS program is Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 6:30pm, when ‘Room to Breathe’ will be screened at the Ossining Public Library. ‘Room to Breathe’ is a surprising story of transformation as troubled kids in a San Francisco middle school are introduced to mindfulness meditation. Topping the district in disciplinary suspension, and with overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment, overwhelmed administrators are left with stark choices. Do they repeat the cycle of forcing tuned-out children to listen, or experiment with a set of age-old inner practices that may provide them with the social & emotional skills that they need to succeed? A panel of three highly qualified experts will lead a discussion and answer questions from the audience following the screening.