Announcement 9.8.21:  Event Postponed

Unfortunately, we have had to make the decision to postpone the immersive professional development event we had scheduled for October in Tampa, FL.  When we originally put it together, things were looking up for in-person events.  However, many schools have had to restrict travel again and beyond that, we know that finding substitute teachers is extremely difficult right now.  We are looking at some alternative opportunities to connect and support our Warriors in the coming months...stay tuned!

A Professional Development Experience Like None Other!

empowered (v.):  having the knowledge, confidence, means, or ability to do things or make decisions for oneself

hope (n.):  a belief or trust that something good is possible

The Empowered to Hope Retreat is for all youth service providers including principals, program directors, teachers, counselors, social workers and other child advocacy professionals. 

This is NOT a conference! 

Instead of running between quick breakout sessions, attendees can expect an immersive, professional development experience. This 2-day event focuses on relationship building and developing community among professionals with a common goal…student success! 

Together, we will address the most pressing topics in education today with easy-to-implement, practitioner-developed strategies.  

We’ll dig deep into:

  • Culturally Relevant Social-Emotional Learning 
  • Trauma-Informed & Restorative Practices
  • Leading with Empathy
  • Educator Self-Care & Wellness
  • Building Hope-Centered Communities

We'll be following the best Covid safety protocols. Therefore, seating is limited. So, if you and your team want to attend, please register now!  

Schedule at a Glance

Day 1 - Monday, October 18, 2021

8:00-8:15 Welcome & Reflections 

8:15-9:45  Developing a Perspective Consciousness 

10:00 -11:30  Hope 4 the Wounded Student 

11:30-1:00  Lunch/Recharge On Your Own 

1:00 -1:30  Group Activity 

1:30-3:00  Beyond Self-Care to Wellness 

3:15-4:00  Panel Discussion

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 19, 2021

8:00-8:15 Reflections, Pt. 2

8:15-9:45  From Pity to Power

10:00 -11:30  Roundtable Discussions

11:30-1:00  Lunch/Recharge On Your Own

1:00 -1:45  Hope 4 The Wounded Student, Pt. 2 

1:45-2:30  Empowering the Student Voice 

2:45-3:30  Group Activity, Pt. 2

3:30-4:00 Giveaways & Final Thoughts

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Hustle University/Make a Way, Founder 
Educational Success Strategist & Former Kindergarten Teacher

Dr. Joe

Hope 4 The Wounded, Co-Founder
Trauma-Informed Expert
Veteran Educator/Author


Hope 4 The Wounded, Co-Founder
Certified Wellness Coach


Avery Consultants, Founder
School Performance Improvement Analyst


Service Equals Sales Consulting,
Student Engagement Specialist 

Hotel Info & Group Registrations

Please make your hotel reservations through the direct link below as soon as possible. The special conference rate is only good until September 18 or when the hotel sells out.  

If you are registering a group or need to use a purchase order for payment, please contact us through the button below.

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