Arizona State University
Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Hope
in partnership with
Kids at Hope

Online Hope Forums

Strategies for Life's Challenges

We are stronger together than any one of us is alone!

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Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of HOPE from the safety of your home!

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Erin Gruwell & Rick Miller

Rick Miller Founder of Kids at Hope and Professor of Practice and Clinical Director at Arizona State University’s Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of HOPE will be joined by very special guests for a series of weekly Online HOPE Forums exploring the soul, science and practice of HOPE during times of uncertainty.

Special Guest:  

Erin Gruwell is an American teacher known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of New York Times bestselling book, The Freedom Writers Diary:  How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around.  

Erin's experience inspired the major motion picture, Freedom Writers starring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank portraying Erin. 

This online Forum will include a question and answer period.

Join Rick & Erin LIVE

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
11:00am | Pacific (AZ)
12:00 pm | Mountain 
1:00pm | Central
2:00pm | Eastern


Rick Miller

Founder & CEO

The Science of Hope

What the Research Says

Recorded: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wendy Larsen

Senior Consultant

Culture vs. Bureaucracy

Navigating a Culture of Hope Within Your Bureaucracy 

Recorded: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Kenna Hough

Executive Director | Training & Development

Are You a True Believer?

Deep Dive Into Universal Truth #1, “We Believe”

Children succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed, no exceptions.


Recorded: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wally Endicott

Executive Director | Kids at Hope NW Region

Are You Handing Out Your Aces?

Deep Dive Into Universal Truth #2, “We Connect”

How do we ensure ALL youth are connected to caring adults, NO Exceptions?


Recorded: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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