Kids at Hope in conjunction with Arizona State University Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics annually sponsors the Youth Development Master’s Institute. The week long institute attracts world leaders in the fields of child and youth development, education, law enforcement, juvenile justice, child welfare, and health. The institute is recognized for its exciting keynote speakers, workshops, site visits and the latest information about hope, optimism, success, and resiliency.
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Monday – May 6
KEYNOTE: Hope & the Growth Mindset – Eduardo Briceño, Co-founder & CEO, Mindset Works
WORKSHOP: Hope & the Growth Mindset – Eduardo Briceño & Joseph Edwards
Lunch Entertainment: Indian Bend Elementary School Thunderbird Singers
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Tuesday – May 7
KEYNOTE: The Science of Excellence – Dr. Robert Maurer, Director of Behavioral Sciences, UCLA Medical Center
WORKSHOP: One Small Step Can Change Your Life – Dr. Robert Maurer
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Exploring skills and pathways to the future.
Hope Links is a set of collaborative activity cards designed specifically
for use with youth in middle/high school. Each set of Hope Links cards is divided into three overarching domains:
1) we BELIEVE all youth can succeed by cultivating positive expectations,2) we CONNECT with youth in caring relationships, and 3) we teach youth to TIME TRAVEL by envisioning the future, and deriving pathways to
*Each card/activity is tied to a specific skill or capacity drawn from current literature such as Agency, Growth Mindset, Respect for Others, Goals Thinking and more.
*Each activity is easily facilitated by an adult and can be used in any order.
*Activities are designed with a suggested number of links and an approximate time frame.
*Activities are designed to connect youth to their future in meaningful ways.
Wednesday – May 8
Time Travel Through Healthy Play – Spencer Gorin & Dan Meyer
Hope Square Talks Videos – Coming Soon!
Thursday – May 9 Site Visits
Kids at Hope Pledge Activity – Cynthia Mendoza, 7th Grade ELA, Avondale Middle School
Friday – May 10
Meet Your Friendly Kids at Hope Treasure Hunters!
Continuing Education Units
Arizona State University offers 3 Continuing Education Units upon completion of the entire Master’s Institute.
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Questions about the institute? Contact Kim Heredia, Director of Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 674-0026 or toll free (866) 275-HOPE
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