All Kids are Capable of Success, No Exceptions!

Kids at Hope Manitowoc is dedicated to bringing the Kids at Hope framework created by Rick Miller to Manitowoc County. Nationally, Kids at Hope’s Mission is to inspire, empower and transform schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS! Here in Manitowoc, we too believe that this is of the upmost importance and are dedicating time and energy into transforming our own community one person and organization at a time.

Kids at Hope is based on 3 Universal Truths

We believe– that all children are capable of success, no exceptions
We connect– with all children in a meaningful, sustainable way
We time travel– teach children to mentally time travel to their future in four destinations: Education & Career, Home & Family, Hobbies & Recreation, Community & Service

Kids at Hope’s research has shown that it is not risk factors that prevent success, it is the absence of hope. Luckily hope is something that humans have the ability to control and have the ability to learn.

Hope defined: Time Traveling to you future, returning to the present and preparing for the journey!

Masters Institute 

The Kids at Hope Masters Institute is annually held in Arizona in partnership with Arizona State University Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics. The training is one week worth of workshops, key note speakers, demonstration of Kids at Hope in action, and site visits. Tuition is $1,500 with partial scholarships from a variety of sources.

Learn More

To learn more about Kids at Hope in Manitowoc County or receive a 3 hour introductory training on Kids at Hope please contact Stacy Ledvina at