Move to courageous hope in action.

This book gives tried-and-true methods to effectively reach out to Black youth and motivate them to make healthier choices that promise positive outcomes. The authors offer: 1) a narrative orientation that links real life with Christian faith supports and helps youth ask the right questions; 2) an artistic method that provides a cathartic space where youth can express themselves through poetry, music, and visual arts; 3) a curricular approach that centers specifically on conflict resolution; and 4) exposure to new possibilities.

Praise for Raising Hope

Raising Hope is exactly what we as parents, practitioners, and pastors need to form a language, pedagogical structures, and a historical context that allows us to construct tangible hope-bearing experiences for today and tomorrow. We will share this wonderful resource with others. —Robert H. Hughes, DMin, Executive Director, YouthUniverse, Atlanta, Georgia

—Nwaka M. Hughes, MBA, Board Member, Building Strong Futures, Inc.

Drs. Anne Wimberly and Sarah Farmer graciously and generously offer a pedagogy for Black youth that is birthed in hope and cultivated in courage. Story, art, peacemaking and exposure are pathways designed to transform the lives of Black youth. It is a must read for everyone who cares about the coming of age process for Black youth.

—Rev. Richelle B. White, PhD, Professor of Youth Ministry, Director of Youth Ministry Field Practicum, Kuyper College, Beltline, Nebraska

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