Jack Calhoun, founder of the National Crime Prevention Council and a national and world leading expert in the field of juvenile justice, crime prevention, and community engagement. Similar to the efforts of Kids at Hope, Mr. Calhoun is known for helping to redefine crime prevention from a focus on protection and detention to a mindset of HOPE.
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, April 30th
@ Embassy Suites Hotel
Check the box on the registration form to attend the Pre-Institute Module I Workshop
Unable to Attend the whole week but interested in our featured speakers?
Register to attend Monday with Erin Gruwell and/or Tuesday
with Jack Calhoun
March 31, 2017
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Where Research Meets Hope
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.
Kids at Hope is honored to announce Erin Gruwell, whose story of not giving up on kids inspired the major motion picture FREEDOM WRITERS starring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, as this year's Featured Keynote Speaker and Presenter and our 2017 Honorary Dean.
The movie Freedom Writers is based on Erin's and her "at hope" students diaries, The Freedom Writers Diary, an international best seller. When Erin met the high school students who would challenge her as a first year teacher she wrote, "Ironically, "hope" is one of the few four letter words not in their vocabulary."
By fostering an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, Erin Gruwell transformed her students’ lives. She encouraged them to
re-think rigid beliefs about themselves and others, reconsider their own daily decisions, and ultimately, re-chart their future. With Gruwell’s support, they chose to forego teenage pregnancy, drugs, and violence in order to become aspiring college students, published writers, and citizens for change.
Sunday, April 30th
Welcome Reception for 2017 Master's Class
Monday, May 1st
Theme: No Exceptions!
Keynote: Erin Gruwell, teacher, education activist, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. She created the Freedom Writer Methods, a progressive teaching philosophy and curricula designed to achieve excellence from all students.
Dean’s Recognition Luncheon
Screening of Documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War
Tuesday, May 2nd
Theme:Youth Development from the Perspective of Juvenile Justice and Law Enforcement
Keynote: Jack Calhoun, Founder, National Crime Prevention Council
Evening Event: Kids at Hope Board Hosted On Site Bar-B-Que
Wednesday, May 3rd
Theme: Exploring the Natural Learner in All Children & Adults
Interactive Workshop: Creative Spirit-Spencer Gorin
Hope Talks - Ideas to Inspire Hope
Thursday, May 4th
Theme: Site Visit Day - Watching Kids at Hope Grow
Sunnyslope Elementary School
Hope College & Career Readiness Academy
South Mountain High School
Friday, May 5th
Theme: Beginning with the End in Mind - A Formula for Success
Youth Development Master's Institute
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