Collegian Spotlight | Latoya Holmes

Collegian Spotlight | Latoya Holmes

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, Collegian, Featured, New York

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Steward Scholars program has played a vital role in supporting collegians pursuing STEM, business, and arts fields on their journey to and through post-secondary access and career launch by providing scholarship funds, professional development, networking, mentoring, and opportunities for internships.  Holmes recently completed a summer internship with World Wide Technology […]

Collegian Spotlight | Inique Wilson

Collegian Spotlight | Inique Wilson

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, Collegian, Featured, Southern California

Wilson, a senior communications major at  California State University-San Marcos, was one of nine students selected for the internship through the Louis Carr Foundation. The foundation provides paid internships to minority students majoring in communications. “Mr. Carr has been a huge help for us,” said Wilson. “We met with him every week to discuss how […]

Graduate Stories of Hope | Amanda Bolden 5

Graduate Stories of Hope | Amanda Bolden

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, Collegian, Featured, New Orleans

Amanda’s mother works as a pastry chef in New Orleans and lost her job due to the recent economic downturn.  At home, Amanda had a lot of family responsibilities that pulled her from studying.  Boys Hope Girls Hope gave Amanda a place where she could focus.  She developed an interest in becoming a biology-chemistry major and a bio-ethicist.  Amanda said she first started thinking about medical related careers […]

Graduate Stories of Hope | Shirly Tam 1

Graduate Stories of Hope | Shirly Tam

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, Arizona, Collegian, Featured

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

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, Collegian, Featured, Guatemala

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 […]