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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.

Institute Venue:

Embassy Suites Phoenix Scottsdale
4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway South
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Hotel Website

Program Materials

2019 Institute Program – Download Here

Monday – May 6

Morning Entertainment:

KEYNOTE: Hope & the Growth Mindset – Eduardo Briceño, Co-founder & CEO, Mindset Works

WORKSHOP: Hope & the Growth Mindset – Eduardo Briceño & Joseph Edwards

Monday Lunch Program

Lunch Entertainment: Indian Bend Elementary School Thunderbird Singers

Geodes – contact

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

Dr. Robert Maurer – The Science of Excellence (handout)


Apache County Juvenile Court

NW Kids at Hope

Yuma County, AZ Kids at Hope Chapter

Yuma County PowerPoint

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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
desired goals.
*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 – Click Here!

Thursday – May 9 Site Visits

Site Visit Schedule

Kids at Hope Pledge Activity – Cynthia Mendoza, 7th Grade ELA, Avondale Middle School

Friday – May 10

Master’s 2019 Montage

Meet Your Friendly Kids at Hope Treasure Hunters!

Dr. Terry Rosch, Wendy Larsen, Bambi Sigg, Rick Miller, Kim Heredia, Gabrielle Heredia, Kenna Hough & Wally Endicott

Continuing Education Units


Arizona State University offers 3 Continuing Education Units upon completion of the entire Master’s Institute.
Click Link to Register for CEUS:

Join the “10” Club

Contact Us

Questions about the institute?  Contact Kim Heredia, Director of Administration, at or (602) 674-0026 or toll free (866) 275-HOPE

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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!
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