Rick Miller

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Rick Miller is the founder, CEO and Chief Treasure Hunter of Kids at Hope, an international child and youth development organization that studies family, school, and community cultures to understand better the dynamics of success and failure.

He is also the founder and Dean of the National Youth Development Master’s Institute which annually attracts are country’s top researchers and practitioners to further examine science of hope and its impact on young people.

Rick has spent 48 years in the field of child and youth development as a practitioner, researcher, teacher, public policy expert, and author. Rick’s research is revolutionizing the understanding of child and youth development and cultures.

His work is modeled in 19 states and Canada and has been cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is the author of three books and two comic books. He has received Arizona State University’s Visionary Award; the City of  Phoenix, Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award; and the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Medal. His many keynotes, workshops, seminars, and symposiums includes a TED Talk.

Rick lives in Phoenix with his wife, Esther. They have two children and four grandchildren.