Hopeful Minds is a project developed by the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred). It is based on research that suggests hope is a measurable and teachable skill. It impacts all outcomes in life, including academic outcomes, athletic performance, health, and resilience. Our aim is to equip children, educators, and parents with the tools they need to create, maintain, and grow hope even during the most trying times.
The Hopeful Minds curriculums reinforce all eight National Health Education Standards as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and meet social and emotional learning (SEL) guidelines. We offer all of our curriculums free, as we believe hope is a human right and must be available to all. It is easily adaptable in different cultures, and uses activities and examples to enhance lessons. Learn more.