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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – 2018 Youth Development Master’s Institute

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2018 Youth Development Master’s Institute in Phoenix, AZ!

We are excited to welcome culture expert Anthony Muhammad, Ph.D., author of Transforming School Culture and Charlie Appelstein, author of No Such Thing as a Bad Kid as our featured keynoters and workshop presenters.

Our Institute kicks off Sunday, May 6th with an opening reception and concert featuring Barry Louis Polisar, children’s author and songwriter, known for his song “All I Want is You” from the Academy Award winning movie “Juno.”

Other highlights include special site visits,, Time Traveler/Healthy Play-Creative Spirit workshop, Dr. Lupita Hightower, closing keynoter, and special visit to Arizona State University to meet with their Hope Research Team and much more!

It’s a week not to be missed! And if you are unable to attend the full week, registration is available for our one or two day seminars.

Click through the links below for more information!

2018 Youth Development Master’s Institute Info

Master’s Seminar Info

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. We expect a sell out again this year, so early registration is encouraged.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in May!


Applying a proven system like Kids at Hope is essential for organizations that work with children to nurture and sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations.
Tom PhilionDean Roosevelt University College of Education