Hope Circles Program

Hope Circles Program

Project Healthy Community collaborates directly with Dr. Dixson to facilitate the Hope Circles program. It is a positive psychology mentoring intervention for middle and high school students. Hope Circles ensures that students receive a a high-quality program that is cutting-edge. Hope Circles incorporates Dante D. Dixson’s latest research in hope, student well-being, and academic engagement to prepare students for success. Much of Dr. Dixson’s collaborative work with schools and nonprofit organizations is conducted through the The Hope Laboratory, which conducts research on how to encourage this positive academic mindset within students.

Mentoring Students to Envision a Better Future

Gain insight into what fuels your passions through positive academic mindset training

This program showed me, ‘You can do this.’ When you have this person, who is from almost your exact situation, and they’re doing great things, that means it’s possible. You can do them, too.

Myles Parks, high school student in Dr. Dixson’s program

Positive Academic Mindset Training

Starting the Journey to Success

Challenge your perceptions of what it takes to be successful and your probability of being successful. 

The How of Success

Dr. Dixson standing with the word Belief in front of him

Learn specific and tangible strategies to help you get from where you currently are to dream accomplishment. 

Visualizing the Steps to Success 

Encouraging you to believe you can preserve through the obstacles that will try to block your success.

The End and The Beginning

A call to action to take the first step to achieving your stretch goals.

Hope Circles is something that I wish I had when entering high school. So, I was happy to be able to impact an incoming Freshman, in ways that I wish I had been.   

-Fendi, 10th Grade High School Mentor

High School Leaders and Mentors

  • Learn evidenced-based peer-to peer mentoring skills, inspiring mentee growth and development in dream accomplishment, 
  • Lead your mentees through engaging projects to help them identify their interests and ignite their passions, 
  • Use your training to offer hopeful advice to your mentees while encouraging them to work toward specific and tangible goals.

My mentor gave me good advice about going into high school and helped me think about goals more realistically and was very nice!

-Keyaira, Middle School Mentee