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Kids at Hope: Every Child Can
Succeed, No Exceptions
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What they are saying about
Kids at Hope...
Hope: Every Child Can Succeed., NO EXCEPTIONS offers very
powerful messages in such a manner that they are very clearly
understood at least by individuals who want to look at issues
like this from a very different perspective!"
Schmidt, Superintendent Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
School District, CA
reads Kids at Hope will win. Students, parents, teachers,
coaches, crossing guards, bus drivers--everyone. NO
Willingham, Founder Integrity Systems, Author The
"I want to make
Glendale a place where all kids know they can hope and
dream...We want to be a Kids at Hope City."
Scruggs, Mayor, City of Glendale, AZ
"Kids at Hope
draws attention to a child's strengths and potential and
provides the proper support and encouragement for future
Kosanovich, Chairman of Chicago and Northwest Indiana,
Ronald McDonald House Charities
"We are excited
about our partnership with Kids at Hope. We truly feel it will
make an impact in reaching out to our children and assisting
in their social, emotional and intellectual development."
Hill, Superintendent, Glendale Elementary School District
"The Kids at Hope
youth development strategy for the 21st Century is about
children, not programs. It is about cultures, not agencies. It
is about beliefs, not activities. It is about opportunities,
not privileges. It is about people who work with children and
the realization that all people can work with an influence
President and CEO, Valley of the Sun and Phoenix YMCA
reading Kids at Hope. The book was filled with common sense
logic addressing the positive side of handling our youth.
Truly, children can succeed if the culture reinforces them."
Former Governor, State of Arizona
contains a profound message and provides the steps necessary
to maintain an essential belief system for the your of our
nation--every child is capable of success, No EXCEPTIONS!"
Rosch, Ph.D., Executive Director, Chicago Education
part of children’s success!
exceptional book will guide you, your community, school, or
youth organization in developing a culture that supports the
success of every child, NO EXCEPTIONS! It works for parents,
educators and other caring adults in the lives of children.
Think about it! What would your community, schools, youth
organizations or home look like if every one not only believed
that all children are capable of success, but treated them
that way? Think about what a difference it makes when people
treat you as being capable of succeeding.
collaborating on this book, John P. Carlos, senior consulting
partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies®, and Rick
Miller, founder of Kids at Hope, have combined a proven track
record of effectively leading adults to success with an
exciting belief system that includes treasure hunting to
discover and develop success in children. If you are an adult
who cares about children, works with children or is in a
position where what you do affects children, put this book at
the top of your “must read” list. You will find answers, tools
and practical ways to help children succeed in this parable
about possibilities...the possibility of success.
Possibilities of Success
In the early 1980's a new phrase
was coined in America..."Youth at Risk." It, of course,
referred to children raised in poverty pockets, high crime
areas, tough neighborhoods or perhaps just from a broken home.
Whatever the reference, it had a tremendous impact on schools,
communities, and youth agencies; most importantly it has had a
devastating impact on our children. All of a sudden there were
"GRANTS" available for groups to work with these "at risk"
youth. It became an easy catchall phrase to capture all the
concerns we had about our youth. We stopped seeing youth as
individuals and began a journey toward stereotyping. Whatever
the issue, school drop outs, teen age pregnancy, drugs, gangs
and aimlessness, we rushed to label our youth and by doing so,
we unwittingly stole their potential and hope. Funding was the
upside. However, there was a tremendous downside. The downside
was the negative assumptions made about kids. If you think a
"Kid" is a risk the reality is to treat them as a potential
problem. This is called the Pygmalion Effect, the
self-fulfilling prophecy and can be negative or positive. It
has to do with our beliefs. If we believe kids can win and
treat them that way, the chances are greater that they will
succeed. If we think kids are at risk and treat them that way,
they tend to live up to the expectation.
We always wondered how many
parents would send their kids out of the house in the morning
wearing a t-shirt that says across the font, "I'm a Kid at
Risk, Destined to Fail."
This book is a parable about
possibilities...the possibility of success. What would our
community, our schools, our youth organizations, our homes
look like if we believed that all our children were capable of
success and we treated them that way? What happens when we ask
each child from pre-school forward to share their special
date? And the child responds with the year they plan to
graduate from college. Does this mean every kid goes to
college? No, it means they have the option and caring adults
to help pave the way. It is about our beliefs, our
understanding and most importantly our actions to treat
children as assets rather than liabilities.
Every parent, teacher, youth
worker, policy maker, community leader and law enforcement
official should read this book. Why? You're part of the
Kids at Hope:
Every Child Can
Succeed, No Exceptions
About the Authors
John P. Carlos
storyteller!" His poignant, humorous, powerful, and practical
"storytelling" style has been wowing audiences around the
world since 1989. Combining his business experience in the
private and public sectors, his stories are rich with human
condition and powerful with applications.
the ability to draw you in to his stories with humor and
common sense. His talent for causing people to examine their
own behavior first is a magnificent methodology for affecting
changes in organizations and personal lives. He has a
unique ability to make people laugh while they learn.
John coauthors his first book with Ken Blanchard and Alan
Randolph. Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute immediate
climbed to #7 on Business Week's best-seller list. It has
since gone on to sell over 500,000 copies in less than three
years and is translated into 21 languages. John's latest book,
Three Keys to Empowerment, was released in spring 1999 and was
also co-authored with Ken Blanchard and Alan Randolph.
Mr. Carlos is a senior consulting partner with The Ken
Blanchard Companies, an int4ernationlly recognized management
and leadership training and consulting firm with global
headquarters in San Diego, California.
Rick Miller has
spend 34 years educating, advocating, caring for and
supporting the futures of all American's youth.
Rick's professional experience covers a wide range of
disciplines including municipal parks and recreation, the
YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, Arizona State University and Arizona
State University West.
Rick's breadth of understanding about youth development from a
research, academic, and practitioner's perspective established
his credentials as one of America's most informed and
effective spokespersons for children. He is able to translate
complicated theory into straightforward and powerful
expressions about what is best for youth.
Rick crosses over all disciplines and is highly sought as a
keynote speaker and presenter to academic, recreation,
education, youth development, and law enforcement audiences
all over the country. His wit, humor and story telling
abilities captivate the imagination of his audiences leaving
everyone who hears him believing that all children are truly
capable of success. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Rick is a husband, father and grandfather.
He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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The Kids at Hope Friends Visit Miss Debbie's Class
by Rick Miller with help from Gabrielle Antonia Heredia
The Kids at Hope Friends Meet the Dream Stealing
by Shillana Sanchez