Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit Scholars

Justin is a junior at Detroit Loyola High School. Since his freshman year, Justin has been a Hope Scholar. For Justin, he understands that “only I can change my life, no one can change it for me.” Justin believes that joining BHGH is key to changing his life. As a Scholar his commitment and fun spirit drive him to model the BHGH mission and become a person for others. Justin is active at his local church and counsels younger kids at a day camp. Justin is a Scholar who will reach great heights and in a few years, he hopes to be a freshman at the University of Michigan.

Jackelyn is a junior at Detroit Cristo Rey High School. She has participated in Hope Prep Academy since she was a freshman. Her favorite part of BHGH is having the opportunity to do service learning projects because she believes that "when the community gives you something, you should give it something in return." When she's not in the program, she participates on the cross-country team and hopes to obtain either a performing or visual arts degree from someplace warm like California. Jackie believes her participation in the program will be her favorite high school memory and is grateful for her opportunities to lead and gain new skills. "Because of BHGH, I'm a part of something bigger!"

Walter is currently a sophomore at Michigan State University where he majors in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports management. Walter was one of the first Scholars served at Loyola High School. As a collegian, Walter reflects on the impact of BHGH noting that it made him a well-rounded student who understands time management and is focused on achieving his goals. Walter has hope that he will be a top executive in the sports world and we believe in him.

Serenity is a residential Scholar who exemplifies what it means to persevere. Her hope transcended all circumstances, and she has risen to a new dimension in both academics and social development. Serenity came to BHGH as a rising ninth-grader. She says that “BHGH has forever changed my life.” This year as a 11th grader Serenity is enrolled in honors classes. She has been able to travel as a result of Project Term and desires to travel abroad. Serenity continues to blossom in her extracurricular activities, she holds a position on her schools Black History Committee and is featured in multiple school plays. Serenity says that BHGH has provided her with many resources that will allow her to soar.

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