We are so closely aligned in purpose and passion…We are bound to change the world together, one kid, one class, one community at a time!

Erin Gruwell, Freedom Writers

(Kids at Hope) offers a framework for us to implement our shared vision: that every child can be successful, no …exceptions; and that adults can impact the success of children through guidance, encouragement and an evidenced-based course of action. It is hard not to be inspired by Kids at Hope’s message about the power of optimism and positivity in making meaningful connections and changes in the outcomes of children. Regardless of your role in the Juvenile Justice system, look for future training opportunities regarding Kids at Hope.

Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Colleen McNallyMaricopa County, AZ

I can’t imagine my students in a school where Kids at Hope was not implemented. Students feel safe, relaxed and are motivated to learn and achieve their best.

Maria MunozParent Phoenix, AZ

…while there are no simple answers regarding how a school develops a culture of academic optimism and high expectations for all students, the Kids at Hope belief system provided remarkable strategies that effectively motivated the entire school community to create optimism and channel behavior toward the accomplishment of high academic goals.

Dr. Mark ParrishDoctoral Degree Program Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

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

Kids at Hope reminds us of why we have dedicated our lives to helping children and provides us a culture of hope and possibility for the children and for us.

Dr. Robert Maurer, PhDAssociate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, President for the Center of Excellence

Indira Ghandi said, ‘if you want to change the world, be that change.’ Kids at Hope IS that change. I am with you guys 100 percent.”

Karina Rice RobertsJuvenile Probation Officer Cochise County, AZ

The motto of Kids at Hope is ‘All Children are Capable of Success, No Exceptions!’ It is essential that community-based agencies strive to live by that bold imperative. But to really believe that and create programming that suggests we believe it, we have to check in with ourselves and view kids a bit differently.

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAPfrom his book Building Resilience in Children and Teens (giving kids roots and wings)

Who wouldn’t want to make schools the happiest places on Earth?!

Stephanie Douglas6th Grade Teacher Brooklyn, NY

I love Report Card Day.  I can see the kids joy when I’m reading to them their talents & what they could do with them when they get older.  I feel good leaving on those days knowing they all went home with that awesome feeling.

Nicole Yanez, 5th Grade Teacher, Glendale, AZ