DCABP Inc. “Trailblazer” Honoring Our Legacy
Tribute to Kristen Hopkins
Kristen Hopkins is an author, international speaker and social entrepreneur dedicated to the holistic development of youth, young adults and professionals.
As the Founder and CEO of the “Dream it. Own it. Master it. Foundation (aka, DOM)”, “Dangers Of The Mind, LLC”, and “Kristen Hopkins Global” located in Durham, NC. Kristen has developed and implemented culturally responsive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curricula, programs, in addition to, Less Talk More SEL Community Forums and resources in schools, not-for-profits, and corporate organizations. She has brought her teachings to school districts in Haiti, Ghana and cities across the United States of America. Kristen has developed and pioneered much of her research between Durham, NC and Washington, DC.
Ms. Hopkins is an esteemed author of multiple books, curricula, and an intervention kit for in-school suspension and youth detention centers. Hopkins has also established a lifestyle brand, a virtual coaching practice, a clothing line and a team of brand ambassadors who advocate for the DOM movement daily.
A fierce visionary, pioneer and thought leader, Hopkins is often acknowledged for her contributions to the field of educational entrepreneurship. In 2016 she became a recipient of the “30 Under 30 Award for Women of Excellence in Leadership”. Kristen and her company serve on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Providers Council with other top Social-Emotional providers around the nation. She also was a guest panelist on the inaugural International SEL Day held in March, 2020.
Kristen has been a guest speaker at Philips Arena STEM WARS, World Congress Center and the 50th Anniversary for the Boys and Girls Club of America to name a few. Kristen looks to continue her mission to empower others through SEL, and be the voice of culturally responsive social-emotional resources for disadvantaged youth of this generation and beyond.
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