Hope is a critical part of life. Higher hope equates to many positive outcomes in life, including better grades, economic success, improved health and well being, longer life, less violence, more resilience, increased confidence, improved leadership, better employee engagement, and more. We created this program to test the theory that Hope is Teachable, and we are finding that to be true.
If we can teach our kids (and employers, parents, teachers… everyone) how to find pathways to hope, no matter what the experience, in theory we can prevent suicides in youth and adults.We just need to figure out how. That is precisely what we are trying to do: Operationalize Hope.
As we think you will see, HOPE is the most critical skill we can teach everyone if we want to end partner violence, sexual violence, weapon carrying at school, depression, suicide, anxiety, poverty, economic insecurity, homelessness, and more. If we want to change the fundamental construct of society, we must provide a hope framework to solve these problems; the positive emotion that it is possible, and the behavioral steps that can make it happen.
So please share this site, educate others on hope as a skill that is teachable and a fundamental societal need, and reach out if you want to learn more about adapting the curriculum for your specific population needs.