Hope is a powerful thing, and at SKYWAY we focus on cultivating this tool in every
participant. By helping our participants find hope within themselves and their
circumstances, we help relieve stress, improve behavior, and change social outcomes. Using the science of hope, trauma-informed instruction, race and minority relations building and evidence-based, hands-on learning, our facility can change lives.
After partnering with Jason Featherngill, Research Specialist at the Hope
Research Center, we have found statistically significant increases in HOPE, Trust, and Leadership when participants spend 5 hours involved in our programming.
“Hope is the leading indicator of success in relationships, academics, career, and business—as well as of a healthier, happier life,”
Dr. Shane Lopez
Science of HOPE: it is not emotion. It is not an idea. It is not a wish or expectation. HOPE is about goals, willpower, and pathways. A person with high hope has goals, the motivation to pursue them, and the determination to overcome obstacles and find new pathways to achieve them. Most importantly HOPE is a science with identifiable, measurable elements. Science of Hope by Chan Hellman, Ph.D. @ Hope Research Center OU-Tulsa.
For more information on the science of hope, visit chanmhellman.com and learn about
Dr. Chan Hellman’s research in this emerging field.
My students have enjoyed the programs and it leads to a tremendous change in how they view themselves and each other!
I am an outdoor, experiential educator and professor of social work who does research on the effectiveness of adventure-based group work. Quite simply: IT WORKS! Character education is just as important (if not more so) than high stakes testing.
I was challenged on this ropes course in high school, and learned to trust other students in physically daunting situations. This is an opportunity for Tulsa kids to grow in leadership, communication and respect for one another.
I had to talk to a student to get him to walk across a platform to me. We created such a strong bond in that moment, I never had a problem with him trusting me in whatever I put in front of him.
I’ve seen how a day at HelmZar can change someone’s life. And building character in a completely positive atmosphere can affect a child for a lifetime.
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