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1 Welcome to: Kids at Hope University Module I

2 Unleashing the Power of Kids at Hope Module I Introductory Course

3 Kids at Hope is committed to create generations of adults and institutions who adopt a research and evidence based protocol and strategic, cultural framework based on three leading principles and practices: WE Believe – that all children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! WE Connect – with all children in a meaningful, sustainable way (ACES) WE Time Travel – teach children to mentally time travel to their future in four destinations

4 Therefore this workshop will present the following enduring understandings: Define Kids at Hope Define the terms success, potential, hope, future, & smart Understand the concepts of culture vs. bureaucracy Define Mission vs. Belief System Understand Universal Truth #1 – We Believe Understand Universal Truth #2 – We Connect Understand Universal Truth #3 – We Time Travel Define Treasure Hunter Identify the Top Five practices Define culture of success

5 History of Kids at Hope at hope1993 – Changing the paradigm from at risk to at hope – Interdisciplinary/Cross Disciplinary review with ASU Three UniversalTruths2000 – Research Findings Reported -Three Universal Truths- Kids at Hope launched as a national initiative-Cultural Strategy vs. Program Strategy – National Models developed/best practices explored Top Five Practices – Top Five Practices Identified 2006 – International Masters Institute Created 2010 – Introduced Mental Time Travel 2012 – Kids at Hope firmly established in 12 states; 25,000 caring adults trained - 500,000 children reached

6 Introduction Enduring Understandings Define Kids at Hope Define the terms success, potential, hope, future, & smart Understand the concepts of culture vs. bureaucracy

7 We cant solve todays significant problems at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. - Albert Einstein

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9 Youth Development for the 21 st Century Read the article found on page 6 highlighting any words or segments that are meaningful to you.

10 What is Kids at Hope? Kids at Hope is a strategic, cultural framework designed to engage entire communities to support success for all children, no exceptions.

11 Three Types of Success Personal Bureaucratic Cultural

12 What is Cultural Success? Success is achieved as a direct result of knowing you contributed to each of lifes four major destinations: Home & Family Hobbies & Recreation Community & Service Education & Career

13 More critical definitions … Potential Potential is the ability to make a contribution in each of lifes four major destinations: Home & Family, Hobbies & Recreation, Community & Service, and Education & Career. Hope Hope is the capacity to visit your future (mental time travel to four destinations), return to the present and prepare for the journey. Future The future is four destinations; Home & Family, Hobbies & Recreation, Community & Service, and Education & Career Smart Smart is what the world needs and you have.

14 Culture vs. Bureaucracy/Systems Culture Effectiveness Leadership BeliefShared Belief ResponsibilitiesShared Responsibilities Commitment from staff= Genuine High Expectations Driven by want tos Goal is to be GREAT WE Efficiency Management MissionAdopted Mission Different Tasks Commitment from staff= Formal Compromised Expectations Driven by have tos Goal is to be GOOD ME All rights reserved, duplication with permission only. Copyright: Rick Miller Bureaucracy Organization (Two opposing forces that determine the fate of an organization. )

15 Wind and Current ( Two dynamic opposing forces that determines the fate of a sailboat) Wind Current Organization

16 UNIT I: Universal Truth #1 WE BELIEVE Children succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed. Enduring Understandings Understand Universal Truth #1 Identify Commitment/Measure Belief Define Mission vs. Belief System

17 Do you believe all children are capable of success, No Exceptions? Strongly disbelieve Strongly believe

18 Reality Gangs Drugs Homelessness Abusive/Neglectful Parents Bullying

19 What adults working with kids are telling us… 53% believe all children can succeed no matter what 13% believe their colleagues also believe all children can succeed no matter what 5% believe parents and the community believe all children can succeed no matter what 50% believe its a school priority that children have a meaningful relationship on campus w/adult 29% believe their students are hopeful and excited about their future 38% believe over 80% of their students will succeed as an adult Kids at Hope Culture Scan Survey

20 What kids are telling us … Only 54% identify themselves are being hopeful Only 60% identify themselves as being engaged Only 67% are identified as thriving 14% identify themselves as discouraged 1% are identified as suffering (2% in AZ) 2011 Gallup Student Poll

21 Personal Mission Statements & Belief Systems What is your Personal Mission Statement?

22 Because... All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

23 Remember - Mission statements are owned. Belief systems are shared.

24 Universal Truth #1 We Believe… Children succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed. All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

25 Building the framework – The Foundation WE BELIEVE Universal Truth #1 – Children succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed. All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

26 Why is it important that we understand each others mission statements? Why is it important that we connect our mission statements to a common belief system? What did we learn in this unit? Why was it important to learn this information? How do we/you use this information in practical terms to support the success of all children without exception? Connecting the dots…

27 Unit II: Universal Truth #2 WE CONNECT Children succeed when they have meaningful, sustainable relationships with caring adults. Enduring Understandings Understand Universal Truth #2 Define the different types of relationships children/youth require (ACES) Identify your ACES Ensure children/youth get multiple ACES from multiple sources Maximize moments of truth

28 Anchor / Parent Other Caring Adults High Expectations Opportunities for Success ACES

29 Identify your ACES

30 Handing out ACES How will you begin handing out more ACES? Bureaucratically (me)? Culturally (we)?

31 What happens if you dont have sustainable relationships?

32 Moment of Truth Crucial or pivotal points in a relationship Describe your own MOT experiences – positive negative

33 Lets take a walk …

34 A moment of truth does not replace the need for children/youth to have ACES but A moment of truth doesnt take long and the impact lasts a lifetime.

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36 Universal Truth #2 Universal Truth #2 We Connect… Children succeed when they have meaningful, sustainable relationships with caring adults.

37 Building the framework WE BELIEVE Universal Truth #1 – Children succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed. All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! (Foundation) WE CONNECT Universal Truth #2 – Children succeed when they have meaningful, sustainable relationships with caring adults. ACES Anchor Parent Other Caring Adults High Expectations Opportunities for Success (1 st Bearing Wall)

38 What did we learn in this unit? Why was it important to learn this information? How will you use this information to ensure you will help all children succeed, without exception? Connecting the dots…

39 UNIT III: Universal Truth #3 WE TIME TRAVEL Children succeed when they can articulate their future. Enduring Understandings Understand Universal Truth #3 Identify the four destinations Create time travelers

40 Success Three types of success: Personal Bureaucratic Cultural Success is achieved as a direct result of knowing you contributed to each of lifes four major destinations: Home & Family Hobbies & Recreation Community & Service Education & Career

41 Hope defined - Hope is the capacity to visit your future (mental time travel to four destinations), return to the present and prepare for the journey.

42 Identifying Your Successes By destination, take a few moments and identify successes that you have had at any time in your life.

43 Mental Time Travel What are some questions and or activities you can use to dialogue with kids about their future (mentally time travel) in the four destinations?

44 Universal Truth # 3 Kids succeed when they can articulate their future. Future = 4 Destinations = Hope

45 Building the framework WE BELIEVE Universal Truth #1 – Children succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed. All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! (Foundation) WE CONNECT Universal Truth #2 – Children succeed when they have meaningful, sustainable relationships with caring adults. ACES Anchor Parent Other Caring Adults High Expectations Opportunities for Success (1 st Bearing Wall) WE TIME TRAVEL Universal Truth #3 – Children succeed when they can articulate their future. FOUR DESTINATIONS Home & Family Hobbies & Recreation Community & Service Education & Career (2 nd Bearing Wall)

46 Connecting the dots… What did we learn in this unit? Why was it important to learn? How will we use this information to ensure you will help all children succeed, no exceptions?

47 UNIT IV: Being A Treasure Hunter Enduring understandings Understand the difference between cultural and bureaucratic titles Define Treasure Hunter Learn the Treasure Hunters Pledge

48 Defining Who You Are - Bureaucratically Bureaucratic Title Responsibility Achievement

49 Defining Who You Are - Culturally Treasure Hunter: A caring adult who searches beneath the surface to find all the talents, skills, and intelligence that exist in children.

50 NO EXCEPTIONS! 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, Treasure Hunters Pledge

51 REFLECTIONS OF A TREASURE HUNTER - Did I honor my commitment to being a Treasure Hunter today by: Believing in the success of all children, NO EXCEPTIONS! Connecting with children by establishing meaningful relationships with them – handing out ACES. Time Traveling mentally with children to their future in the four destination points – Home & Family, Education & Career, Hobbies & Recreation, Community & Service.

52 In your own words, what is the value of creating a culture where every adult sees themselves as a Treasure Hunter? What did we learn in this unit? Why was it important to learn this information? How will you use this information to ensure that you will help all children succeed, without exception? How will you use this information to interact with other Treasure Hunters? Connecting the dots…

53 Remember… Kids dont care what is written on your business card, they care about what is written on your heart.

54 UNIT V: A Culture of Success Enduring Understandings Define Culture of Success Identify the Top Five Practices

55 The Top Fives BeliefPledges Report Card Passport ACES Tracking Top Fives

56 Aligning the Universal Truths with the Top Five Practices 1)Belief System: articulated & celebrated 2)Both Kids at Hope & Treasure Hunter Pledges are recited 3) Aces Tracking 4) Report Cards 4) Report Card 5) Passport to the Future Universal Truth I BELIEVE Universal Truth II CONNECT Universal Truth III TIME TRAVEL

57 Top Five Practice #1 – The Belief How is the belief in all children articulated in your organization?

58 Power of the 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! This statement reinforces & supports the belief. KAH Report Card validates and documents this – potential vs. behavior. KAH Passport to the Future reinforces hope & optimism.

59 Top Five Practices #3 and #4 Report Cards and Passports Celebrate strengths & potential Goal setting component Focus on destinations Different versions for different grades/ages Very powerful!

60 Top Five Practice #5 ACES Tracking Total Aces Report Adams Elementary 193 Students % of kids with no Aces83.94% % of kids with 1-3 aces16.06% % of kids with 4-6 aces0.00% % of kids with %

61 The Completed Framework WE BELIEVE Universal Truth #1 – Children succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed. All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! (Foundation) Top Five Practices Belief Pledges Report Card Passport ACES Tracking Holistic Success Self Actualization Potential WE CONNECT Universal Truth #2 – Children succeed when they have meaningful, sustainable relationships with caring adults. ACES Anchor Parent Other Caring Adults High Expectations Opportunities for Success (1 st Bearing Wall) WE TIME TRAVEL Universal Truth #3 – Children succeed when they can articulate their future. FOUR DESTINATIONS Home & Family Hobbies & Recreation Community & Service Education & Career (2 nd Bearing Wall)

62 1. Every adult believes All children are capable of success- NO EXCEPTIONS! and acts in accordance with that belief 2. Every adult a Treasure Hunter Every child a Time Traveler 3. Three Universal Truths in Practice Belief Adopted Children Are Connected (ACES) Children Articulate Their Future (4 Destinations 4. Four ACES are given to all childrenFocus on the Four Destinations ACE of Hearts - Anchor ParentHome & Family ACE of Clubs - Other Caring AdultsHobbies & Recreation ACE of Spades - High ExpectationsCommunity & Service ACE of Diamonds - Opportunities for SuccessEducation & Career 5. High Five Practices are in place Belief - Pledges - Report Cards - Passports - ACES Tracking Kids at Hope – A Cultural Framework Easy as 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5


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