For more than 40 years, Boys Hope Girls Hope has been helping scholars rise up from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and strive to reach their full potential. In 16 cities across the US and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope programs serve youth who want to create successful futures for themselves. Our scholars join the program to have a long-term partner on their journey to college and into their first career. They seek the academic resources, extracurricular opportunities, life skills, emotional and spiritual support, and mentor relationships we provide.
from families below the US poverty line
from underrepresented minority groups
girls and young women
boys and young men
participate in service learning & reflection
annual community service hours
Since 1991, 99% of scholars graduating high school in our program have gone on to college. In 2015, only 69.2% of high school graduates across the country went on to college (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).
Over the past 10 years, Boys Hope Girls Hope annual college persistence rates (collegians on track to earn their degree) have been steady at over 90%. The national average college persistence rate is 71.2% (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2016).
Since 2000, more than 300 Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars have graduated from college and gone on to become professionals, parents, and community volunteers.
We are proud of our more college graduates.
Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars have gone on to become professionals, parents, and community volunteers.
Success at the individual level is multiplied: scholars break the cycle of poverty for themselves and the next generation in their families, give back to their communities through both volunteer work and positive role modeling, and go on to be leaders in the industries in which they choose to work.
Boys Hope Girls Hope alumni return to their communities with a first class education and the will to use it to help new generations of children overcome obstacles in their way. Our alumni are doctors, attorneys, entrepreneurs, scientists, healthcare professionals, and educators. They serve their communities as social workers, soldiers, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and in the clergy.
They are responsible spouses and conscientious parents. They work for some of the largest corporations in the country. They have attended some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation. They continue to strive toward reaching their potential, and we continue to celebrate them as members of the Boys Hope Girls Hope family.
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 […]
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 […]
Juan grew up with his father and two sisters. “I had to overcome a lot of adversity. My mom passed away in 2007,” Juan said. “Doing well for ourselves was embedded in us by our father. His attitude was, ‘grow up and do great stuff.’” Juan joined Boys Hope Girls Hope as he started his […]
Boys Hope Girls Hope is committed to learning and growth in our work with our scholars.
Because we take our mission seriously, Boys Hope Girls Hope employs an exhaustive system of quality assurance checks and standards.
Boys Hope Girls Hope ensures that:
- our scholars are receiving the best care possible
- our donors’ dollars are being used responsibly and effectively
- that every aspect of our programs is performing according to our standards
Continuous Quality Improvement
Our progressive learning and growth is driven by a robust system of continuous quality improvement known as our Performance Management Tool (PMT).
This continuous quality improvement effort includes a semi-annual assessment across six organizational domains. Implemented by each affiliate’s local board of directors and leadership staff, this tool assesses compliance, outcomes, and offers a self-study on standards of excellence. In addition, every two years, PMT requires input from outside stakeholders, recognized peer leaders from other affiliate, and leadership from Boys Hope Girls Hope International.
Upon this evaluation, affiliate leadership identifies growth areas, and develops strategic and tactical improvement plans for implementation over the two-year cycle. Execution progress is continuously reviewed, and Boys Hope Girls Hope utilizes this internal evaluation to remain effective and impactful in our youth development programs.