Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM MST
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM MST

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Embassy Suites Scottsdale-Phoenix 
4415 East Paradise Village Parkway South
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Pre Institute Workshop

If this is your first experience with Kids at Hope be sure to register for our Module I: Certificate in Hopeology training.

This introduction to Kids at Hope will give you a strong understanding of the basics of Kids at Hope and will enhance your experience in the Master's Institute. 

This training is FREE for registered Master's Institute attendees.

Sunday, May 5th
@ Embassy Suites Hotel

**Check the box on the registration form to attend the Pre-Institute Module I Workshop

Special Performance - Sunday, May 5th

Joseph Edwards
"Manchild in the Promised Land"

A one-man play by Joseph Edwards, Manchild explores the themes of education, power of choice, and self-awareness.


Unable to attend the whole week but interested in our featured speakers?

Register to attend Monday with Eduardo Briceņo  and/or Tuesday with Dr. Bob Maurer

Click HERE to register for the
one/two day seminar 


April 5, 2019

Registration to the Master's Institute Includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • The Soul, Science & Culture of Hope NEW book by Rick Miller 
  • Time Traveler Comic Books
  • 3 Hosted Lunches including Dean's Luncheon 
  • 1 Hosted Dinner
  • All Materials
  • Kids at Hope Polo Shirt
  • Transportation to all off site related events

Partial Scholarships Available -
Click Here for More Info


Kim Heredia 
Kids at Hope 
(602) 674-0026 

2019 Youth Development Master's Institute 

Kids at Hope in conjunction with Arizona State University Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics and the Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Hope 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

Eduardo  Briceņo

Growth Mindset is defined as the understanding that abilities and intellegence can be developed.Eduardo is the Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Works along with Dr. Carol Dweck, Stanford researcher and author who discovered the new psychology of success. He co-founded it in 2007 to help people and organizations develop learning-oriented cultures and systems. He has spoken at numerous conferences, delivered two popular TEDx talks, and has been featured on prominent media outlets. 

Monday, May 6th 

Dr. Robert Maurer 

Dr. Robert Maurer Bob is the Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Family Practice Residency Program at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and a faculty member with the UCLA School of Medicine. His work as a clinical psychologist has resulted in the development of an extensive series of programs designed to meet the challenges of building and sustaining our excellence and well-being.
The impact of Dr. Maurer's unique approach to personal happiness and success is reinforced by his commitment to scientific research. 


Tuesday, May 7th 



Sunday, May 5th
Pre-Institute Module I Workshop (Optional)
Welcome Reception for 2019 Master's Class
featuring private performance of "Manchild in the Promised Land"

Monday, May 6th
Theme:  Hope and the Growth Mindset
Keynote: Eduardo Briceņo Co-founder & CEO, Growth Mindset Works
*Dean’s Recognition Luncheon
Afternoon Workshop with Eduardo Briceņo

*Dean's Recognition Lunch
Noon - 1:30 pm
Featured Speaker: Chief Justice Scott Bales, Arizona Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 7th
Theme:  Science of Excellence
Keynote: Dr. Robert Maurer, director of Behavioral Sciences, UCLA Medical Center
Virtual Site Visits & Poster Session
Evening Event: Western Style Bar B Que - Kids at Hope Board Hosted On Site 

 Wednesday, May 8th
Theme: Ideas that Inspire
Interactive WorkshopCreative Spirit - Spencer Gorin 
HopeTalks - Ideas to Inspire Hope

Thursday, May 9th
Theme: Site Visit Day 

Friday, May 10th
Theme: Moving Forward with Hope
Graduation Lunch 

Register Now!Registration Fee: $1,500 

APRIL 5, 2019


Please call Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale at 1-800-EMBASSY and mention group code KID to secure the $139/night special Institute rate. You can also register online through this link:


Room rate is good three days prior and three days following the institute - Limited rooms available. Deadline to secure the special Institute rate is Monday, April 1,2019. *Please contact Kim Heredia 866-275-HOPE or kim@kidsathope.org if you have any issues reserving a room.


Click Here for Additional Information for Out of Town Registrants