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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM MST
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 12:00 PM MST

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Kim Heredia
Kids at Hope
(602) 499-2240

Tuesday, May 4th
Pre-Institute Unleashing the Power of Hope Workshop (Optional)

Wednesday, May 5th
Keynote: Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg Helping All Youth to Thrive: The Power of Relationships
Virtual Model Site Visit - Lena Dunn Elementary, Washington, Indiana

Afternoon Workshop with Dr. Ginsburg

Thursday, May 6th 
Keynote: Dr. Valerie Calderon, Creating Hope Where You LIve, Learn and Work
HopeTalks - Like TED Talks but focused on stories of hope
See Past HopeTalks on our YouTube Channel
Movement on the Move: Welcoming our new partners, projects and Treasure Hunters
Hope Town Hall - since the 17th century Americans have been hosting town halls to discuss matters of critical importance. Witness the Institute's Hope Town Hall - a community of hope.

Friday, May 7th
Interactive Workshop: Time Travel through Healthy Play - Spencer Gorin
Stories for Inspiring and Practicing Hope - Best Practices from Kids at Hope partners around the country
Hope Analytics -Measuring the impact of hope

Saturday, May 8th
Closing Keynote: Dr. Matthew Gallagher
Navigating Relationships and the Power of Aces
- Spencer Gorin


Early Bird Registration through March 31st

After March 31st - Registration $800
Final Registration Deadline - April 30, 2021


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

Register to attend Wednesday with Dr. Ken Ginsburg  and/or Thursday with Dr. Valerie Calderon

Click HERE to register for the
one/two day seminar 

Pre Institute Workshop

If this is your first experience with Kids at Hope be sure to register for our Unleashing the Power of Hope 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 Treasure Hunters Institute. 

This training is FREE* for registered Treasure Hunter Institute attendees.

Tuesday, May 4th
Online via Zoom

*Check the box on the registration form to attend the Pre-Institute Unleashing the Power of Hope Workshop


Mastering Hope: The Treasure Hunters Institute 
Where Science Meets Hope

MAY 5 - 8, 2021

Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S. Ed

Helping All Youth to Thrive: The Power of Relationships

Wednesday, May 5th

Dr. Ken Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania, an agency that serves Philadelphia’s homeless and marginalized youth.The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research and advocacy efforts is that of building on the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience. He works to translate the best of what is known from research and practice into practical approaches parents, professionals and communities can use to build resilience.

Valerie Calderon, Ph.D.
Creating Hope Where You Live, Learn and Work

Thursday, May 6th

Dr. Calderon is the director of strategy and capacity building at Parlay Consulting Firm and formerly a senior consultant and researcher with the Gallup Organization.  In her current position Dr. Calderon provides leadership and advice for enterprise, non-profit and education organizations to develop and implement strategies designed to create great places to live, learn, serve and work. While with Gallup Dr. Calderon directed the Gallup Student Poll—the nation’s largest student survey assessing among other elements HOPE and student Engagement. 

Spencer Gorin, RN, AOD & Harm Reduction Specialist
WORKSHOP PRESENTER - Time Traveling through Healthy Play and Navigating Relationships
Friday, May 7th & Saturday, May 8th

Spencer Gorin is the Harm Reduction Program Specialist for the University of Arizona and the Creator of Health Play, Navigating Relationships and The Buzz Programs. Spencer will be
facilitating both his wildly popular Time Travel through Healthy Play workshop as well as Navigating Relationships, essential foundations for the art of empathy and
courageous conversations.

Matthew Gallagher, Ph.D.
Saturday, May 8th

Dr. Matthew W. Gallagher, is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Texas Institute of for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics at the University of Houston. He has studied the impact of hope on all life outcomes, and is currently researching how to assess and promote hope across individuals of all backgrounds.

Register Early & SAVE!
Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 31, 2021

Regular Registration Fee: $800

APRIL 30, 2021

Jean Boyd
Friday, May 7th

Jean Boyd is the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Athlete Development at Arizona State University. He leads Sun Devil Athletics' commitment to graduating and preparing student-athletes to become high achievers in life.  He also coordinates student-athlete well-being programs and leads the department's diversity and inclusion efforts. Boyd is the 2012 Lan Hewelett Award winner - given to the top academic professional by the National Associate of Academic Advisors for Athletes.
In 2005 Boyd co-founded Scholar Baller®, a non-profit organization which promotes academic and life achievement through motivational academic incentives and educational initiatives. Scholar Baller® provides culturally relevant educational and incentive-based programs at the middle school, high school and college levels and has been adopted by over 50 colleges and universities. Boyd continues to be committed to his life passion of empowering young people through education and sport and to maximize their human potential.