Hope impacts all aspects of life; graduation rates, workplace productivity, crime, addiction, health outcomes, lifespan, and even sports performance. Yet we are never taught ‘how’ to hope. According to Snyder (2002), individuals with higher levels of hope, as compared to their lower-hope peers:
Set higher-quality goals
Are better able to generate strategies to achieve their goals
Can predict and overcome obstacles
Effectively harness mental energy during goal pursuit
As hopelessness is often a consequence of oppression and discrimination, we must learn how to manage the associated despair proactively through the activation of hope. Our mission is to spread hope awareness; the world must know the ‘how’ to hope so we all are armed with the skills to achieve the bold and audacious Sustainable Development Goals set for the world.