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We are less than a week away from the Fourth Annual HOPE Summit – The HOPE Transformation and the Week of HOPE! Register now to participate in these exciting events centered around the HOPE framework and positive childhood experiences!

Interactive events throughout the Summit

This year’s HOPE Summit features over 20 different workshops that participants can choose from across three sessions. We are excited to partner with experts leading these workshops who are spreading and implementing the HOPE framework in their unique communities and organizations.

The two keynote speakers, Leonard Burton, President of the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and Aimee Zeitz-Gruber, MFT, Executive Director of Community Well-Being and Project Director of Partners in Prevention at the YMCA of San Diego County, have worked closely with the HOPE National Resource Center since the beginning, both in their community and through policy setting. We look forward to hearing how early childhood professionals can build a more positive world and the successes and lessons learned from implementing HOPE at the YMCA of San Diego County.

In addition, the 2024 HOPE Summit offers multiple networking opportunities: one-on-one connections, facilitated group sessions, and the chat function feature. Through these opportunities, we can learn from each other, connect with professionals and organizations in similar sectors, and learn from those in different sectors.

The Summit concludes with an interactive plenary session presenting a panel of HOPE Directors Robert Sege, MD, PHD, Dina Burstein, MD, MPH, Allison Stephens, PhD, MEd, and Amanda Winn, MSW.  They will share insights into successful HOPE implementations and break down the Six Standards of HOPE. Participants will be given virtual bingo cards containing commonly used words around the practice of HOPE. Bingo winners will get HOPE swag!

Don’t miss these incredible events – register today for the 2024 HOPE Summit! If you already registered for the Summit, you can access the event platform now. Connect early with your colleagues by posting and participating in polls and add Summit events to your schedule and calendar.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Deepen your Summit experience during the Week of HOPE

This year’s Week of HOPE features live events and opportunities to engage participants with new ways to practice the HOPE framework. We kick off the week with two lives events centered around Anti-racism practices. The first event on Monday, March 18 will share an Anti-racism training built from a partnership with Strengthening Families and a member from our Family and Community Experts of HOPE Council.

Following the training, we will reveal a new model used to measure Anti-racism from a project funded by Systems for Action, on Tuesday, March 19. We are excited to share how Anti-racism is an important part of practicing the HOPE framework, and what these actions look like.

Nominations are in! We want to thank everyone who submitted nominations for the HOPE Awards Ceremony, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, taking place on Wednesday, March 20. During the ceremony, we will honor those who excel in promoting the Four Building Blocks of HOPE. There will be an award for each Building Block, and every nominee will be honored. Register to help us share and honor all nominations!

We are working on a HOPE Children’s book, Clover’s HOPEful Day. This book will be released by the end of the year, and you can meet the characters now. On Thursday, March 21, presented by the Red Sox Foundation, we will reveal three main characters – Clover, her best friend Nutmeg, and their mentor Ollie – and three settings where the story takes place, through the eyes of two youths. We are excited to share their illustrations and interpretations of this story that highlights each Building Block of HOPE.

We are also hosting a private session for all previous cohort members of the HOPE Innovation Network (HIN). HIN organizations will share short presentations on their implementation process of the HOPE framework. Each organization will discuss changes to their organizational practices, barriers they experienced, and how they overcame those barriers. We are excited to hear how their HOPE implementation process has progressed.

Learn more about the Week of HOPE

2024 HOPE Summit

The Fourth Annual HOPE Summit will take place virtually on March 20 and 21, 2024. The Summit is for all who want to learn more about how positive childhood experiences (PCEs) and the HOPE framework support children’s growth into healthy adults. This year’s goal and theme – The HOPE Transformation – is to support organizational transformation and the adoption of HOPE framework. Summit participants will learn about the Six Standards of HOPE and the new HOPE-Informed Organizational Certification program.

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