Nurses Appreciation Week | Alumni Edition

National Nurses Appreciation Week | Alumni Shoutouts

Posted Posted in Alumni Stories, Featured, Graduate Stories, Illinois, New Orleans, Northeastern Ohio, Pittsburgh, Share Your Story

Thank you to the many nurses within the Boys Hope Girls Hope family! In celebration of National Nurses Week, Boys Hope Girls Hope reached out to a few of our many alumni throughout the Network who are nurses. These nurturing individuals have pursued a variety of specialties, but there is a common thread among them […]

ALL In Spring '22 Wrap Up! 2

ALL In Spring ’22 Wrap Up!

Posted Posted in Arizona, Colorado, Featured, New Orleans

An international program, ALL In connects youth with their communities, builds critical skills, and provides a safe space for dialogue on issues of cultural identity. Young people work in facilitated groups to select a problem, develop a social justice project, and collaborate with community organizations and others to implement solutions. Four teams from across the […]

Reunite Hope EXTENDED Leadership Gathering advances 5-year Strategic Plan pillars and energizes network-wide leaders 18

Reunite Hope EXTENDED Leadership Gathering advances 5-year Strategic Plan pillars and energizes network-wide leaders

Posted Posted in Affiliates, Featured

Each year, Boys Hope Girls Hope hosts executive directors and board, program, and development/marketing leads for a four-day gathering,  to connect, learn from each other, and plan together.  After two years of virtual conferences, participants said it was refreshing to meet as “One Team One Mission” in St. Louis, Missouri last week.   The Boys Hope […]

New Office

Hope on the Hill: The Blessing and Ribbon Cutting of Our New Network Headquarters

Posted Posted in Featured, Partnerships

On Wednesday, March 30, during the Boys Hope Girls Hope Reunite Hope EXTENDED Leadership Gathering, the ribbon was cut and Boys Hope Girls Hope officially dedicated its new Network Headquarters office space! The new Network Headquarters is now in the Fair Mercantile building on Shaw Avenue in St. Louis and features an open floor plan […]

Boys Hope Girls Hope Celebrated 2021/2022 Excellence Awards Honorees on March 30th 19

Boys Hope Girls Hope Celebrated 2021/2022 Excellence Awards Honorees on March 30th

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The Boys Hope Girls Hope Excellence Awards recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations which that demonstrate and support hope and success for their colleagues, affiliates, communities, our scholars, and the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network. Each year, the awards are presented at a special dinner during the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Leadership Gathering. […]

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Boys Hope Girls Hope Strategic Initiatives

Posted Posted in Academy, Affiliates, Featured, Partnerships, Residential, Serving Boys, Serving Girls

A Bold Vision for the Future of Boys Hope Girls Hope We’re charting a path of GROWTH together. This article was adapted from the Boys Hope Girls Hope 2021 Advancements in Hope magazine. Read more stories in the full publication. Listen, as President and CEO, Kristin Ostby explains the steps the organization will be taking […]

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A Higher Calling to SERVICE | 2021/2022 Vatterott Award Honoree Mike de Graffenried

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The leadership, generous support, and unwavering dedication of Mike de Graffenried During the Reunite Hope EXTENDED Leadership Gathering, on March 30th, Boys Hope Girls Hope will celebrate our 2021/2022 Excellence Awards honorees. Mike de Graffenried will receive our prestigious VATTEROTT AWARD! Named for its inaugural recipient John Vatterott, this award celebrates the legacy and impact […]

Dr. Yohuru Williams on Exploring Black History 1

Dr. Yohuru Williams Provokes Thought on the Importance of Honestly Exploring Black History

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“In Studying the Past, We Can Develop Extraordinary Vision” On Tuesday, February 16, 2022, the network-wide Boys Hope Girls Hope team took an extraordinary journey through “Black History: Past, Present, and Future” with Dr. Yohuru Williams, Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative of the University of […]

Boys Hope Girls Hope Steward Scholars Attend Women of Color Digital STEM Conference

Boys Hope Girls Hope Steward Scholars Attend Women of Color Digital STEM Conference

Posted Posted in Collegian, Featured, Partnerships, Steward Scholars

Boys Hope Girls Hope Steward Scholars from the 2019 WOC STEM Conference (in-person). The 2021 conference was virtual. This month, Boys Hope Girls Hope Steward Scholars had the opportunity to attend the annual Women of Color STEM Conference, a multicultural event recognizing the significant contributions of women in STEM. The virtual conference (typically held in […]

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 […]

WayMaker Journal Spotlights Boys Hope Girls Hope’s Impact as a 'Dream Maker'

WayMaker Journal Spotlights Boys Hope Girls Hope’s Impact as a ‘Dream Maker’

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Boys Hope Girls Hope is very excited and honored to be the subject of an article in the Fall 2021 edition of the nationwide publication, WayMaker Journal. Titled “Dream Makers,” the feature story includes interviews with Boys Hope Girls Hope Network President & CEO Kristin Ostby and two-time Super Bowl Champion alumni Greg Scruggs. This […]

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 […]

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado Executive Director Mary Fran Gives A Behind The Scenes Look At Their Academy Program 1

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado Executive Director Gives A Behind The Scenes Look At Its Academy Program

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After 23 years of operating programs exclusively in a residential setting, Boys Hope Girls Hope started the first academy in 2004. The expansion to an out-of-school-time model was an acknowledgment of the many young people who have support structures at home but are still undeniably in need of access and opportunity. Today, eight of Boys […]