About Us

Konscious Youth Development & Service (KYDS) is a 501c3 non-profit conscious youth development organization that prepares and creates future leaders through holistic intervention.
KYDS was founded in the Fall of 2014 by Mychal Mills and Rodney Salomon,  two passionate individuals looking to support the minds, bodies and souls of the greater Asbury Park community and beyond. 
Since it takes the transformation of entire communities to sustain the upliftment of our youth, KYDS also offers holistic wellness programming for adults, school administration, educators, and other organizations.

how we do it

meditation Mondays

Group Mindful & Sound Bowl Meditations Sits


Twice monthly on Mondays at the Kula Cafe in Asbury Park

Open Mic Nights

Monthly Open Mic Night 

Positive, conscious artistry: poetry, live musical performances, spoken word, comedy, and more!

journey summer Camp

Youth Summer Camp


Free 4-week program




Simple ways to integrate mindfulness into classrooms

1-on-1 Sessions

Mindfulness & meditation techniques to help leaders.

Mindful leadership

Day/Half-day Workshop


Recharge and get staff grounded to deal with the challenges.


...for Educators & Organizations

Minfdful KYDS

Weekly Program


Evidence based mindfulness curricula taught to students at their middle and high schools.

Group Workshop

Day of yoga, meditation , and other techniques to minimize anxiety, as well as,  strengthen concentration and mind-body connection.

konscious phys-ed



Group sessions tailored to address the most pertinent issues and needs of your school

konscious leadership

...for Students

...for the Community