From the school house to the clubhouse and then on to the White House, Rick Miller has spent 40 years advocating, teaching, and supporting all of America's children and youth. In 1981, Rick served in the White House as a loaned executive in support of the President's Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives. Rick has also testified before congress on a number of issues affecting youth and the not-for-profit sector.
For 30 years, Rick was an executive with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, including serving as the National Director for Government Relations. In 1998, Rick was appointed Arizona State University's first Practitioner in Residence serving the Center for Leadership and Non Profit Management. ASU's College of Human Services recognized Rick in 2007 with their Visionary Award.
Rick founded Kids At Hope in 1999, a national initiative designed to change the paradigm from youth at risk to Kids At Hope. Rick has published a number of influential articles on fund raising, organizational development, and youth services. Additionally, he has written two books, From Youth at Risk to Kids at Hope: A Journey into the Belief System where All Children are Capable of Success, No Exceptions!, co-authored by international best-selling author John Carlos and foreword by Dr. Ken Blanchard of The One Minute Manager fame. In addition to his Kids At Hope duties, Rick is on the faculty at Arizona State University.