From Youth at Risk to Kids at Hope - Conference 2009 (A5-B5)


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Sessions A5 & B5 - ARPA 2009 Conference

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From Youth at Risk to Kids at Hope - Conference 2009 (A5-B5)

  1. 1. In the last century, science has focused far more on understanding crime, pathology and human weaknesses and far less on understanding hope 2007© Kids at Hope
  2. 2. “What would happen if we studied what is right with people?” -Dr. Don Clifton, Co-author of NOW, Discover Your Strengths Strengths Institute & Gallop Research 2007© Kids at Hope
  3. 3. Multiple disciplinary review with ASU Best Practices explored National model developed Kids at Hope firmly established in 11 states 18,000 caring adults trained 400,000 children reached every day 2007© Kids at Hope
  4. 4. The Kids at Hope Mission Statement Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS! 2007© Kids at Hope
  5. 5. “We can’t solve today’s significant problems at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” Albert Einstein 2007© Kids at Hope
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  8. 8. What you SEE is what you GET 2007© Kids at Hope
  9. 9. Freshman Assignment 2007© Kids at Hope
  10. 10. Freshman Assignment 2007© Kids at Hope
  11. 11. Kids at Hope Mission Statements-Belief Systems What is your Personal Mission Statement? 2007© Kids at Hope
  12. 12. (Page 6 continued) Because. . . All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! 2007© Kids at Hope
  13. 13. Children will succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed--No Exceptions! 2007© Kids at Hope
  14. 14. Kids at Hope Does our personal mission & belief statements speak to our beliefs about children? Why is it important that we understand each others personal mission statement? Why is it important that we connect our mission statements to a common belief system? 2007© Kids at Hope
  15. 15. Elements of success List the extrinsic factors, experiences, opportunities, and obstacles you believe were crucial to your personal success Think back as far as you can – up to the age of 16 Share with your “research” team and list the common elements 2007© Kids at Hope
  16. 16. Kids at Hope Research Major Breakthroughs That there were four major relationships which supported and ensured a child’s success (elements of success) ♥ Anchor / Parent ♣ Other Caring Adults ♠ High Expectations ♦ Opportunities for Success 2007© Kids at Hope
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  21. 21. Children will succeed when they have meaningful and sustainable relationships with caring adults = Four Aces 2007© Kids at Hope
  22. 22. “To teach a child you must first reach a child.” -Kids at Hope 2007© Kids at Hope
  23. 23. Success EXAMPLES of Success 2007© Kids at Hope
  24. 24. Kids at Hope Research Major Breakthroughs d? ol ur fu ture h s yo Wha t doe That success is not something it is somewhere (life’s destination points) Home and Family Community and Service Hobbies and Recreation Education and Career 2007© Kids at Hope
  25. 25. Universal Truth # 3: Children will succeed when they can articulate their future and plan desired outcomes beyond a job or career… HOPE = DESTINATIONS = FUTURE 2007© Kids at Hope
  26. 26. Treasure Hunter’s Pledge (page 15) As an adult and a Treasure Hunter, I am committed to searching for the talents, skills, and intelligences that exist in all children and youth. I believe that all children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! 2007© Kids at Hope
  27. 27. Treasure Hunting Tools Treasure Hunting Tools “Why not list a student’s strengths on the report card, right alongside his grades?” Dr. Don Clifton 2007© Kids at Hope
  28. 28. HOPE=DESTINATIONS=FUTURE 2007© Kids at Hope
  29. 29. KIDS AT HOPE PLEDGE I am a Kid at Hope I am talented, smart and capable of success. I have dreams for the future and I will climb to reach those goals and dreams everyday All kids are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! 2007© Kids at Hope
  30. 30. On-line ACES Tracking Treasure Hunting Tools 2007© Kids at Hope
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  36. 36. Research – carefully controlled studies: Individuals with high hope versus low hope remain energized after major health procedures or surgery. High hope scores for students entering college were a better predictor than standard national tests, such as the SAT, or grade point averages. Students who score high in hope scales relative to students scoring low were more likely to have graduated during a six-year period. 2007© Kids at Hope
  37. 37. Learned Hopefulness: Dr. Shane Lopez Most people feel good or are moved when they first discover their strengths. Most people share their strengths with one or more caring others within 24 hours. Most people lack skills in capitalizing on positive events. 2007© Kids at Hope
  38. 38. Deliverables Children become much more optimistic Children not only understand the concept of hope, they can model it Children learn and practice the power and self-fulfilling prophecy of positive self talk (Kids at Hope Pledge) 2007© Kids at Hope
  39. 39. Deliverables Children learn about personal strength based inventory and practice it Children’s academic and emotional achievement matures 2007© Kids at Hope
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  43. 43. Believing & Practicing 1) Belief System: articulated & celebrated Universal Truth I Children succeed when they are 2) Pledge surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed. 3) Aces Tracking Universal Truth II 4) Report Card Children succeed when they have meaningful and sustainable relationships with caring adults. 4) Report Card Universal Truth III Children succeed when they 5) Passport to the Future can articulate their future. 2007© Kids at Hope
  44. 44. People Treasure Hunt: * You cannot use anyone’s name more than one time. * You cannot use your own name. * When your sheet is complete, shout “stop.” * Be prepared to identify the people you have listed 1.Find someone who can speak three sentences in a language other than English or French. 2.Find someone who loves to dance. 3.Find someone who can tell a good, short, clean joke. 4.Find someone who can tell a funny story about themselves. 5.Find someone who can sing one verse of a song. 6.Find someone who can tell you something about Kids at Hope. 2007© Kids at Hope
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