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 […]

Daniel Braswell

Daniel’s Story

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, Cincinnati

There was no question whether or not Daniel Braswell would go to college. His determination and his intelligence made it a foregone conclusion. However, his chaotic home life made pursuing academics a difficult challenge. “I entered Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati’s residential program in 2009, and academics became my top and only priority,” he […]

Brenda's Story

Brenda’s Story

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, Guatemala

Twenty-two year-old Brenda was born in Sayaxche, Peten in Guatemala. When she was five, Brenda moved with her parents and five siblings to Los Reyes, San Andres, Peten, located far from her extended family in Sayaxche. Los Reyes was a very small, isolated town, and the only transportation to and from it was one bus […]

Gregg Scruggs

Greg’s Story

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, Cincinnati

At 13 years old, Greg joined Boys Hope Girls Hope as a residential scholar. His father had passed, and he was living in a housing project where drugs, gangs and violence were the norm. As residential scholar, Greg moved out of his neighborhood and into the Boys Hope Girls Hope home where he was safe […]

Brijhette Farmer

Brijhette’s Story

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, St. Louis

Brijhette was raised by an elderly and loving aunt who deeply believed in the power of education. When she and her aunt learned of BHGH STL through a former teacher, they knew it would offer life-changing opportunities and would be worth the sacrifice of living apart. Brijhette joined Girls Hope at age 11. As her […]