Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Kids at Hope’s vision is that every child is afforded the belief, guidance and encouragement that creates a sense of hope and optimism, supported by a course of action needed to experience success at life’s four major destinations: Home & Family; Education & Career; Community & Service; and Hobbies & Recreation.
In September 2014, the Roundtable adopted its first project: Kids at Hope and has worked hard to bring this innovative concept to Indian River County.
Timeline of Kids at Hope in Indian River County:
9/2014 – The Executive Roundtable of IRC decided to focus on brining KAH to Indian River County
1/2015 – The Roundtable hosted a kickoff event to introduce KAH to the community
7/2015 – GYAC became the first site trained in Kids at Hope
8/2015 – Dodgertown Elementary was trained in KAH
8/2015 – Alternative Center For Education was trained in KAH
12/2015 – Train the Trainer Academy 8/2016 – Vero Beach Elementary was trained in KAH
6/2016 – Boys and Girls Club was trained in KAH
5/2016 – The Roundtable hosted a Night With John Walsh to benefit KAH
3/2017 – ERIRC and School District hosted the Soul, Science and Culture of Hope with Rick Miller/Antwone Fisher
11/2017 – Dodgertown Elementary becomes KAH model School
05/2018 – Roundtable hosts KAH Destination Day at Dodgertown Elementary with Roundtable members and other community leaders
05/2019 – Roundtable hosts second KAH Destination Day at Dodgertown Elementary with Roundtable members and other community leaders
02/2020 – IRC School District hosts Train the Trainer Academy
06/2020 – Beachland Elementary was trained in KAH
2021/2022- IRC School District hosts Train the Trainer Academy
2022- Indian River County Schools takes over Kids at Hope with plans to expand
Interested in helping to grow Kids at Hope in Indian River County? Contact us today to find out how you or your organization can get involved!
A human tunnel of HOPE!
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Kids at Hope in action!
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