Kids at Hope, Avondale Hosts Virtual Event | Today’s youth
Kids at Hope and the City of Avondale Neighborhood and Family Services Department are hosting an Advocating Hope Virtual Certification Academy from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13.
They invite local school staff, teachers, religious leaders, youth leaders, business owners and residents to get involved in a series of training sessions, as part of Avondale’s commitment as than Kids at Hope City.
In September 2009, Avondale passed a resolution, becoming the first Kids at Hope City in the country and striving to create an environment where all children are successful.
Since becoming Kids at Hope City, Avondale has worked with school districts, the local Boys & Girls Club, faith groups and other youth-serving organizations to celebrate and nurture every child’s potential to succeed.
Research shows that children grow up with more optimism, success and hope when they know adults believe in them, are connected to caring adults, and are able to talk about their future.
The training provides caring adults with the experience to acquire the training techniques and technical support skills they will need to launch and support the Kids at Hope initiative within their organization.
Registration link: https://asu.zoom.us/j/87836259725
Pre-registration required before Monday May 10. The seats are limited; no charge to attend. Contact Donna Gardner, Youth and Community Engagement Manager, at 623-333-2723 or [email protected]
Kids at Hope is an initiative that enables organizations serving youth (schools, YMCA, BGC, parks and recreation services, police and fire departments, etc.) and entire communities to create an environment where all children succeed, without exception.
The town of Avondale was the first town to adopt the Kids at Hope philosophy, an internationally renowned initiative.