Verde Valley AZ (June 3, 2014) – The June 25th Kids at Hope training invites teachers, administrators, counselors, youth serving organizations and parents to experience a new way of viewing and interacting with each child in their charge. Kids at Hope challenges traditional pigeonholing strategies, such as ‘kids at risk,’ and instead views each child as capable of success, without exception.
MATFORCE is sponsoring the training to empower parents and those working with children with new concepts and strategies to help each child reach their personal potential. Participants in the training will learn new tools to take to their school or program or to use right in their own home with their children or grandchildren. One of the tools taught in the training helps children more fully see themselves and their goals. The Kids at Hope concept works with youth and young adults. It is an exciting way to help children in any setting, in a classroom and in our own families.
Rich Young, M.S., AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, who will be the training facilitator, says, “I hope that many of our area parents, teachers and youth leaders will participate in this training because it fosters such a unique philosophy and opportunity. If everyone working with youth in our community works together using the Kids at Hope philosophy, I believe we will truly have healthier youth and can build a community of hope.”
The training will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 1:30 – 4:30 pm, at the Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Community Room, 3298 Bob Drive in Prescott Valley. To register contact Lori Deutsch at: email@example.com or by phone at 928.899.8331.
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