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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.



Soul, Science & Culture of Hope Symposium – Coming to Albuquerque, NM @ South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Feb 13 all-day
Soul, Science & Culture of Hope Symposium – Coming to Washington, DC
Apr 4 all-day
Soul, Science & Culture of Hope Symposium – Coming to Eugene, OREGON @ Lane Events Center
Apr 18 all-day
West Texas Chief’s Summer Conference 2019 @ MCM Elgante' Lodge and Resort
Jun 24 @ 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm

1:15pm to 2:15pm The Soul, Science, and Culture of Hope, Rick Miller, Founder of Kids at Hope – WT Chiefs will be introduced to the concept of the Three Universal Truths of Kids at Hope, a strategic cultural change model.

2:15pm Break

2:30pm to 5:00pm Youth at Risk to Kids at Hope, Rick Miller, Founder of Kids at Hope – The presenter will lead the participants to an understanding of how to lead youth from hopelessness to hopeful.

Summer Institute @ QLN Center, 938 Avenida Del Oro
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Summer Institute @ QLN Center, 938 Avenida Del Oro | Livonia | Michigan | United States
Rick is coming to Oceanside, CA on June 26
As part of the Summer Institute’s “Pipeline Summit” Series Rick will participate in a full day examination of Kids at Hope’s powerful research conclusions, principles and practices.
For more information and to register early:
Below is a link to Rick Mille talking about the Summer Institutes
Soul, Science & Culture of Hope Symposium – Coming to Scottsdale, AZ @ The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Aug 2 all-day
Soul, Science & Culture of Hope Symposium – Coming to Saddle Mountain @ Saddle Mountain School District
Aug 15 all-day
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.

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


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