Bringing emotional, physical, and mental health awareness and advocacy to students

Hope is such a valuable opportunity for our students, helping to develop skills that can have a lifelong impact on both their physical and mental health.– Dr. Kathryn Soe, Riley Hospital for Children

Hope is Joseph Maley Foundation’s social-emotional learning program. This program builds awareness of the importance of mental health and empowers youth to become advocates for the health and well-being of themselves and their peers. 

Hope is a developmentally-appropriate, standards-based curriculum for students in preKindergarten through eighth grade. Developed by our team of educators and counselors, this program educates youth through a unique and engaging curriculum that is revised annually. 

Signature elements include interactive puppet shows, children’s literature read-alouds, mindfulness activities, Joseph Maley Foundation speakers, and hands-on lessons. Grade level focuses include “Everyone Has Feelings,” “You Are Not Alone,” “The Mind-Body Connection,” and “How to Be Mentally-Strong.”

Professional development opportunities for educators and presentations for families are also available to enrich programming. 

For more information please contact our Director of Education, Erica Christie (

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