Our mission is to bring the teaching of life skills and self-awareness to the fingertips of every young person. Teachers and parents do not always have the resources to teach these skills, and so we have found innovative and modern ways to get them to the forefront of students. We look forward to seeing a generation of young people with self-confidence, resilience and good emotional skills, who know their own uniqueness and have found their place in this world.
The world is very different from 20 years ago. Our youth increasingly need the ability to adapt and be flexible, the ability to process emotions and solve problems, as well as, for example, the courage to seize opportunities. MARKED offers modern and functional tools that unleash the individual strengths and potential of young people. As a side effect, anxiety, alienation and mental health problems are reduced. The improvement in overall well-being through the teaching of these skills also can contribute to improved academic performance.
MARKED was born when founder Ida Nevalainen noticed a significant need for modern well-being solutions to be aimed at young people. While working as a teacher and as a therapeutic counselor for children with psychological problems, she became familiar with the amount of youth facing issues including fatigue, exhaustion, self-criticism, social anxiety and lack of perspective for the future.
Nevalainen started teaching her students about life skills and self-awareness, and noticed the life-changing effects. "There's nothing wrong with me, I just haven't understood myself," was the turning point of one student, which convinced Nevalainen that these skills should be included in education. Today, through MARKED, it is possible all over the world.