The Soul, Science, and Culture of Hope

Child standing in a field looking at the sun

May 27, 2020

8:30 – 10 am



Presented by Rick Miller 

Hope is crucial, especially in times of crisis. Now more than ever, we need to have hope, and pass that hope to others. Join us to learn how we, as educators, can give our students hope and create a culture to support each other.

Topics include:

  • defining HOPE
  • understanding the Science of HOPE
  • identifying the Three Universal Truths applicable to all students
  • exploring the power of relationships
  • reviewing of the five practices that support a culture of HOPE

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  • Superintendents
  • Elementary Principals
  • Elementary Teachers
  • Middle School Principals
  • Middle School Teachers
  • High School Principals
  • High School Teachers
  • ParaEducators
  • ESD Staff


Rick Miller

Rick Miller is the founder, CEO and Chief Treasure Hunter of Kids at Hope, an international child and youth development organization that studies family, school, and community cultures to understand better the dynamics of success and failure.

He is also the founder and Dean of the National Youth Development Master’s Institute which annually attracts are country’s top researchers and practitioners to further examine science of hope and its impact on young people.

Rick has spent 48 years in the field of child and youth development as a practitioner, researcher, teacher, public policy expert, and author. Rick’s research is revolutionizing the understanding of child and youth development and cultures.

His work is modeled in 19 states and Canada and has been cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is the author of three books and two comic books. He has received Arizona State University’s Visionary Award; the City of  Phoenix, Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award; and the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Medal. His many keynotes, workshops, seminars, and symposiums includes a TED Talk.

Rick lives in Phoenix with his wife, Esther. They have two children and four grandchildren.


Date: May 27, 2020

Time: 8:30am–10:00am

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free