Hope

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Hope is a social-emotional learning program that builds awareness of the importance of mental health and teaches youth how to advocate for the health and well-being of themselves and others.

Developed by our team of educators and counselors, Hope teaches youth in preKindergarten through eighth grade with
a developmentally appropriate, standards-based curriculum that is revised annually.

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GRADE LEVEL THEMES

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Elementary

PreK Everybody Has Feelings
Kindergarten Our Feelings Change
Grade 1 Everybody Needs Friends
Grade 2 Uniquely Me: Understanding My Indentity
Grade 3 You Are Not Alone
Grade 4 Embracing Differences
Grade 5 The Mind-Body Connection

Intermediate

Grade 6 Everybody Needs Friends
Grade 7 Uniquely Me: Understanding My Indentity
Grade 8 You Are Not Alone

High School

Grades 9-12 Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

Core program elements include, but are not limited to, comprehensive curriculum guides, thematic and engaging lessons, recorded Joseph Maley Foundation puppet shows and Joseph Maley Foundation speakers, program planning meetings with Foundation staff, ongoing program support, and much more!

If you are interested in bringing Disability Awareness to your school, please contact Director of Education, Erica Christie at erica@josephmaley.org

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TESTIMONIALS

“The puppet shows were great! I got so much awesome feedback from teachers and I was very impressed with the questions the kids asked too!”

– Nicole Newman, Counselor, Maple Glen

“I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for creating this wonderful Disability Awareness program! We are having so many amazing moments and conversations, and finding connections right here in our community.”

– Carol Grimes, Assistant Principal, St. Mark

“The puppet shows were great! I got so much awesome feedback from teachers and I was very impressed with the questions the kids asked too!” –

-Ellie Blangiardo, Teacher, Allisonville Elementary

“After having the whole of spring break to reflect on our Disability Awareness week, I am still amazed at the work you all do. Thank you so much for providing us with the ability to learn about those with different abilities. All week long, we heard nothing but good things from the teachers about the lessons provided, the quality of speakers and puppet presentations. We are blessed by your work!”

– Justin Griswold, Counselor, St. Simon

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