Three Universal Truths & High Five Practices

Imagine examining, over seven years, the best research from the fields of psychology, education, sociology, recreation, criminology, social work and medicine and then synthesizing all the knowledge into Three Universal Truths which, if adopted, could support the success of all children, without exception.

Furthermore, imagine conducting an additional eight year study to determine the five most powerful & forceful practices that support the three universal truths.

These overall findings led to Kids at Hope, an evidenced based, strategic-cultural model which reverses the “youth at risk” paradigm by establishing a holistic methodology that engages an entire school, youth organization and/or community.

The following documents are implementation ideas to connect with the Three Universal Truths and High Five Practices. Feel free to download and print out these ideas! And if you have one of your own please download this form and send back to us so we can highlight your idea here too!

Implementation Idea Submission Form

email to: kim@kidsathope.org or fax to: 602-674-0034

Three Universal Truths

  1. BELIEVE

    Children succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed, no exceptions.

  2. CONNECT

    Children succeed when they have meaningful and sustainable relationships with caring adults.

    Lots of ACES

    Two Minute Treasure Hunt

    Treasure Hunter Token

  3. TIME TRAVEL

    Children succeed when they can articulate their future in four domains rather than one (which is generally Education & Career): Home & Family; Education & Career; Community & Service and Hobbies & Recreation.

    Destination Reflection Activity
    Time Travel: Community & Service (Reading)
    Time Travel: Community & Service (Writing)
    Time Travel: Education & Career (Writing)
    Time Travel: Education & Career2 (Writing)
    Time Travel: Home & Family (Speaking & Listening)
    Time Travel: Hobbies & Recreation (Writing)
    Time Travel: Hobbies & Recreation (Math)

     

TOP FIVE PRACTICES

  1. BELIEF

    Surrounding children with adults who believe all children can succeed, without exception.

  2. PLEDGE

    Demonstrating and practicing the power of positive self talk.

    I am Talented – Pledge Lesson (Language)
    I am Smart – Pledge Lesson (Math)
    I am Smart: Pledge Lesson 2(Math)
    I am Capable of Success Now and in the Future – Pledge Lesson
    Kids at Hope Pledge: Pledge Lesson (Language)
    Kids at Hope Pledge: Pledge Lesson (2)
    Kids at Hope Pledge: Pledge Lesson (3)
    I Have Goals & Dreams for the Future: Pledge Lesson (Writing)

  3. REPORT CARD

    Validating and documenting the multiple intelligences of children which leads to developing their full potential.

    Two Minute Treasure Hunt

    Treasure Hunter Token

  4. PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE

    Offering children the opportunity to “mental time travel” to the future through four domains which leads to HOPE for their future.

    Destination Reflection Activity
    Time Travel: Community & Service (Reading)
    Time Travel: Community & Service (Writing)
    Time Travel: Education & Career (Writing)
    Time Travel: Education & Career2 (Writing)
    Time Travel: Home & Family (Speaking & Listening)
    Time Travel: Hobbies & Recreation (Writing)
    Time Travel: Hobbies & Recreation (Math)

     

  5. ACES TRACKING

    Validating and documenting that all children are indeed connected to a caring adult(s) in a meaningful and sustainable manner.

    Lots of ACES
    Four Aces

     

Testimonials

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