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Kids at Hope University-Professional Development Series

Kids at Hope University is the training arm of Kids at Hope. It offers a series of trainings, classes, seminars, symposiums, institutes, on line courses and workshops all designed to support the success of all children, No Exceptions.

For more information contact Kids at Hope:
Kim Heredia, Director of Administration
602 674 0026
Toll Free 866 275 HOPE or visit



Unleashing the Power of Hope—designed for individuals or teams, this 3-4 hour workshop is your introduction to Kids at Hope. During this session participants will become familiar with the three Universal Truths that create a Kids at Hope culture, We Believe, We Connect, We Time Travel. This workshop should be attended by individuals, entire staffs, community members, anyone who works with or cares about kids.

Advocating Hope—after you have been introduced to Kids at Hope through the Unleashing Hope Workshop (a pre-requisite), your next step is Advocating Hope. This workshop can be attended by individuals but is also designed for teamster entire staffs. In this two-day workshop attendees will experience the top Five Kids at Hope practices as well as more information on how Kids at Hope connects to Social/Emotional Learning. Attendees will conclude this workshop with their plan for next steps.

After completing Unleashing the Power of Hope and Advocating Hope workshops, the following workshops are available to you

Successful Parenting–Successful Students—An introduction to Kids at Hope designed for parents/Aces of Hearts.

Little Kids at Hope—An exploration of how the elements of hope can be infused in the various stages of child development in children ages 3-6.

Teen Treasure Hunters—A workshop for adults who work with teens that explores hope strategies and the related Social/Emotional Learning skills relevant to adolescent growth and development.

Empowering Teens as Treasure Hunters—A workshop that teaches teens how to treasure hunt for themselves and others.

Building Hope Together—the third workshop in the series will familiarize attendees with the DNA of hope – Goals, Pathways, and Agency. Together we will explore how what you are already doing connects with Kids at Hope. This two day workshop is ideal for teams or staffs but may be attended by individuals . Together we will review a variety of measures you already have as well as some new information in order to create long range planning for implementation of Kids at Hope.

Mastering Hope: The Treasure Hunters Institute—A week-long experience that includes many guest speakers and presentations designed to support and extend Kids at Hope Practices.

Materials related to Kids at Hope, our Top Five Practices, posters, shirts
and other fun stuff are available at
The Kids at Hope Store.



Kids at Hope Week
Nov 11 – Nov 15 all-day

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

Theme: Picture Hope

How does your school/community/organization Picture Hope? Show us photos, paintings, sketches, murals, etc. that capture Kids at Hope themes and universal truths! You can build an art show, bookmark or door decorating contest, art walk, etc…the sky is the limit! Let the creativity flow!

**Please share your artistic interpretations with us on social media!**

Post on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #picturehope2019

Posts will be checked until Saturday, November 30th. Each post will be entered into a drawing to win some fabulous prizes! The more you post and tag, the more chances you have to win!*

Questions? – email

We can’t wait to see how you celebrate Kids at Hope!

*Only one prize per person.

Kids at Hope Webinar – Culture Vs Bureaucracy
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Kids at Hope Webinar - Culture Vs Bureaucracy

Culture Vs. Bureaucracy: Navigating a Culture of Hope within Your Bureaucracy

Join us for a new series of webinars being offered through Kids at Hope’s new online “GLOBAL CAMPUS”

Presenter: Wendy Larsen, Senior Consultant, Kids at Hope
When: Wed. November 20, 2019
1:30-2:30pm (Mountain Time)

What you’ll learn: Navigating a culture of hope within your bureaucracy

2nd Annual Early Childhood Social- Emotional Learning Conference @ Black Canyon Conference Center
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm
2nd Annual Early Childhood Social- Emotional Learning Conference @ Black Canyon Conference Center

Kids at Hope Presenting as part of the 2nd Annual early Childhood Social-Emotional Learning Conference: Creating a Culture of Hope: Believing, Connecting, Time Traveling

Co-Presented by Wendy Larsen, Senior Consultant, Kids at Hope & Dr. Crystal Bryce, Assistant Clinical Professor, Center for the Advanced Study & Practice of Hope, Arizona State University

The two-day conference will be open to all early childhood education practitioners, administrators, and community partners.

Kids at Hope Webinar – Are You a True Believer?
Jan 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Kids at Hope Webinar - Are You a True Believer?

Are You a True Believer?

Join us for a new series of webinars being offered through Kids at Hope’s new online “GLOBAL CAMPUS”

Presenter: Kenna Hough, Director of Trainings and Programs, Kids at Hope
When: Wed. January 8, 2020
1:30-2:30pm (Mountain Time)

What you’ll learn: Deep dive into Universal Truth # 1: We Believe

Power of Hope – Manitowoc, WI @ Holiday Inn Manitowoc
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm
The Science, Culture & Practice of Hope – Pasco, WA @ Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm
Terracon Golf Tournament – benefiting Kids at Hope @ Legacy Golf Club
Mar 27 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm

This event has been postponed and is tentatively rescheduled for October 30, 2020.

Terracon is pleased to donate all proceeds of sponsorship, raffle, and contest proceeds to Kids at Hope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that leads efforts to inspire, empower and transform schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, No Exceptions!

The Masters 2020 @ Embassy Suites Scottsdale Phoenix
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – May 8 @ 1:00 pm
The Science, Culture & Practice of Hope – A Two Day Virtual Academy @ ZOOM
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm
Mastering Hope: The Treasure Hunters Institute @ ZOOM
May 5 @ 8:00 am – May 8 @ 12:00 pm


Being one of the younger treasurer hunters as well as a Kid at Hope, I wanted to say the hope tunnels do really make a difference during the first week of school. I attend Westwood high school and having all those familiar as well as unknown faces there for encouragement along with uplifting messages does really make a difference in how students (including myself) start the year off. I just wanted to say thank you for the dedication and positive difference you’ve been making around St.luci… Read more
Amanda FrederickC/O 2014 @ Fort Pierce west-wood high school Member of youth leadership 2011-2012