Graduate Stories of Hope | Shirly Tam 1

Graduate Stories of Hope | Shirly Tam

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Shirly’s parents cooked, cleaned, and delivered food for Chinese restaurants most of their lives.  Growing up, Shirly and her older sister worked alongside them. Shirly’s teacher recommended Boys Hope Girls Hope after recognizing Shirly’s academic strengths, engagement with student government and need for additional support.  Shirly said her parents didn’t speak English and, at first, were […]

Graduate Stories of Hope | Ericka Barrios 2

Graduate Stories of Hope | Ericka Barrios

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Ericka joined Esperanza Juvenil, Boys Hope Girls Hope’s Guatemalan affiliate, after finishing the 6th grade.  Her family didn’t have the resources for Ericka to continue studying, a common challenge for families in Guatemala. She learned about Esperanza Juvenil through a partner organization that supports pre-school and elementary school children in a very economically challenged neighborhood […]