Grant Us Hope Podcast – Transforming School Culture and Community

The year 2020 has presented a wide-range of new challenges for everyone. COVID-19, working and schooling from home, and physical distancing have everyone working through what both the present and future will bring.

Listen to Episode 1

As a result, young people have experienced increased isolation, major changes to routine and significant uncertainty about their futures. Grant Us Hope works to transform the conversation around what’s next by helping young people change the culture of their schools to assure all students have what they need to meet with success.

To help open the conversation around the emotional needs of youth, Grant Us Hope is launching the aptly named “Grant Us Hope” podcast. The guiding principle for the podcast is to share how Grant Us Hope and Hope Squads are “Transforming School Culture and Community.” The podcast is for students, parents and educators interested in hearing from experts on how to help young people sort through and manage their emotions as they prepare to meet with success both in and out of the classroom. Guests on the podcast will bring professional expertise and practical tools around how to help teens deal with the anxiety that comes with dramatic societal change. Each podcast will also include opportunities to learn more about how we all can intervene when someone we know is headed toward, or in crisis.

Join our host, Travis Nipper and his guests as we work to build a community that is empowered to support young people so that every teen has the chance to grow up safe, healthy and strong.


Diane Egbers, CEO/Founder, Leadership Excelleration

Twitter: @DianeEgbers

You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @GUHPodcast

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Upcoming Podcasts

August 4 – “Return to School Anxiety: How to Help Your Teen” with Dr. Beverly Smolyanski, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

August 11 – “Changing the Culture of Your School for all Students” with Suzanna Davis, Director of Programming, Grant Us Hope

August 18 – “Helping Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma” with Jeremy Joseph, Montgomery County Educational Service Center

August 25 – “How Hope Squad Changes Culture” with Dr. Greg Hudnall, Founder, Hope Squad