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Thank you for checking out our work and for your interest in teaching hope! Our ability to create, maintain, and grow hope impacts all aspects of our lives, our relationships, and humanity as a whole. As we continue to grow and expand our program, we have made a few changes to ensure the sustainability of our mission. We’ve been offering this programming globally at no charge for 8 years, and have touched many lives yet need to fuel the necessary growth of our critical mission to teach hope.
As of September 2023, our curriculums are available for purchase on Amazon (for personal use) and IngramSpark (for bookstores). You can preview our curriculums on below listed online stores.
We understand that financial situations can vary, and we are committed to supporting those who may not be able to afford the curriculum. If you find yourself in this position, please contact us. We genuinely believe in the power of our curriculum to make a difference, and we want to ensure it reaches those who need it most.
To request a digital copy of the Hopeful Minds Curriculum with no cost, kindly fill out this form with a brief explanation of your circumstances. Our team will review each request confidentially and respond within 24-48 hours with further instructions on how to access the curriculum.
Together, let us continue to spread and teach hope to lead more hopeful lives. Please share with anyone that may be interested in learning these critical skills that are necessary for all globally. Our Hopeful Minds curriculum can be used at home, in the classroom, in church, in after-school programs, or wherever you interact with youth.
The presentation below outlines the “why” of hope and the goals of our curriculum. Feel free to download the presentation for use when talking about the importance of hope and the benefits of these hope curriculum.
Hopeful Minds meets the CDC National Health Education Standards (NHES), as well as state-specific Social and Emotional Learning Standards (SEL) and anti-bullying guidelines. Hopeful Minds is trauma informed, and aims to reduce the impact of inequality and discrimination. Other countries may find these guidelines incredibly useful when viewing/teaching the curriculum, as they can be universally applied.
Tested and approved by teens, the ‘Hopeful Minds for Teens’ program is a 12-module workbook that introduces the Five Keys to SHINE Hope™: Stress Skills, Happiness Habits, Inspired Actions, Nourishing Networks, and Eliminating Challenges. This comprehensive approach empowers teens to navigate challenges, embrace positivity, and empower resilience.
The Hopeful Minds Overview Educator Guide is a curriculum designed to give children an introduction to the “what,” “why,” and “how” of hope. The curriculum includes three, 45-minute lessons that introduce the key tools needed to create, maintain, and grow hope, background information for educators, supplemental resources, classroom visuals, and a Hopework Book for students. The Hopework Book is included in this curriculum, but it can also be downloaded separately below.
This workbook accompanies the Hopeful Minds Overview Educator Guide (NOT INCLUDED). The Hopeful Minds Overview Educator Guide can be downloaded above.
The Hopeful Minds Overview Hopework Book includes colorful worksheets, activities, and visuals that supplement the three lessons in the Hopeful Minds Overview Educator Guide.
The Hopeful Minds Deep Dive Educator Guide is a curriculum designed to give children a deeper understanding of the core components of hope. The curriculum includes 16, 45-minute lessons that explore the tools needed to create, maintain, and grow hope, background information for educators, supplemental resources, classroom visuals, and a Hopework Book for students. The Hopework Book is included in this curriculum, but it can also be downloaded separately below.
This workbook accompanies the Hopeful Minds Deep Dive Educator Guide (NOT INCLUDED). The Hopeful Minds Deep Dive Educator Guide can be downloaded above.
The Hopeful Minds Deep Dive Hopework Book includes colorful worksheets, activities, and visuals that supplement the 16 lessons in the Hopeful Minds Deep Dive Educator Guide.
Learning hope starts at home. Our Hopeful Minds Guide for Parents provides a broad overview of the concepts discussed in our Hopeful Minds curriculums, and provides parents with easy ways to implement Stress Skills, Happy Habits, and hopeful language in the home.
Hopeful Minds 12 Lesson Curriculum
The Hopeful Minds 12 Lesson Curriculum is the original Hopeful Minds curriculum. It focuses on the hope tools required to create, maintain, and grow hope, and serves as a foundation for the Hopeful Minds Overview and Hopeful Minds Deep Dive Educator Guides.
- Resources for Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Where to Find Support
- Hopeful Minds Sign
- National Health Education Standards
- Illinois State Standards for Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum Alignment
- Harvesting Sunflowers