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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 twelfth grade with developmentally-appropriate, standards-based curriculum that is revised annually.

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


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

High School

Grades 9-10 Choosing Mental Health in Our Digital World
Grades 11-12 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 Hope to your school, please contact Lead Education Manager, Stephanie Becher at sbecher@josephmaley.org

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“This was a positive experience and something I would do again. The lessons were thorough but short and covered good life lessons for students to learn.”

– Teacher, Levan Scott Academy

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