"My daughter just graduated from Power of Hope, after attending the camp for third time... It has been a joy for me to watch her enthusiasm grow for the experience and see the rewards it has brought her, both in personal growth and increased self-confidence and in wonderful connections and friendships it has given her. Having met many POH kids, I can attest to the quality and lasting value of the unique program... It is solid gold. I am very grateful to [Power of Hope] for enriching my daughter’s (and my) life. I will support [its] work and recommend Power of Hope to all those I know."
— Dr. Andrew Weil, bestselling author of "Health and Healing" and one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.
The Power of Hope is a non-profit organization that delivers arts-based experiential learning programs to teens from diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
We offer programs for youth and adults who want to take an active role in creating a positive future, develop leadership skills, build stronger communities and have a great time in the process! We have been successfully creating and delivering summer camps and school-year programs since 1996. We are non-religious and our programs are open to all.
The cornerstone of our youth programs is our distinctive, 8-day overnight camp during the summer. At camp, we bring youth together in a 2:1 ratio with a staff of artists, naturalists, self-care specialists, community activists and other adults working for positive change in the world.
Our school-year programs offer youth ways to connect to the Power of Hope via in-school and after-school programs that offer experiential, creative and non-traditional learning opportunities.
As a result of our programs, young people:
• Discover and expand their creativity
• Connect with their sense of purpose
• Develop their leadership skills
• Learn ways to become active in their communities
• Speak out about issues that matter to them
With our partner organization PYE Global:Partners for Youth Empowerment we offer workshops and trainings for adults who want to expand their skills in using creativity in their work with youth. We teach arts-based techniques for building community, as well as providing deeper training in facilitation skills and leadership development.