fostering optimism and resilience in Montclair

MONTCLAIR BOUNCE is a playful, town-wide exploration of ways to brighten our days and strengthen our spirits.

This first annual festival was a week full of creative events and learning experiences to help us discover practices and connections that can enrich our lives. Bounce festivities reflect the following research-based keys to promoting optimism and resilience.


• Connect With Community
• Act With Empathy
• Confront Your Fears
• Learn Something New
• Care For Yourself
• Practice Altruism

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