WE’RE BEYOND A SHORT-TERM SOLUTION.
WE TAKE A LONG-TERM AND COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH.
Boys Hope Girls Hope broadens the definition of family to include the community charged with guiding youth toward the best versions of themselves. Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit provides the environment, tools, and skills to nurture growth in our scholars and to cultivate their innate resilience.
serve in the community
persist in college
participate in extracurriculars
receive college scholarships
of graduates go to college
WHO WE SERVE
We serve young people with recognizable grit and determination needing access and opportunity. Need includes a variety of tough situations such as poverty, family stress, parent/guardian illness, neighborhood violence or underperforming schools—most anything that would create significant barriers to a child reaching his or her full potential.
- Both male and female scholars
- Young people ages 10-14 at admission through college graduation
- Capable of rigorous academic college-preparatory work
- Perform at or above grade level
- Demonstrate integrity and leadership potential
- Need for a long-term, value-centered, nurturing setting
- Volunteers for the program, understanding and accepting expectations
- Relates positively to peers and adults
- Has a family or guardian that is supportive and willing to adhere to program expectations
All Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholars, both in our Academy and Residential pathways, participate in quality holistic programming. Whether they live on site or are stay after school, they learn and grow together at our state-of-the-art Campus of Hope.
Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholars begin their journey with us in middle school and stay with us through high school, college, and career launch. Whether in our Academy or Residential pathway, Scholars move along together as we channel their energy, and leverage their talents, strengths, and passions into an individual plan that helps them reach their full potential.
Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholars get ongoing academic support such as tutoring and college preparatory coaching. Residential scholars receive an academic scholarship, affording them an opportunity to get a first-class education at one of our partner schools.
In addition to help with their academics, all Scholars learn basic skills they need to live happy, productive lives, such as budgeting, communication skills, household chores, planning for the future, following a recipe, travel basics, and opening a bank account.
Boys Hope Girls Hope programming includes social & emotional awareness and physical activities that promote all-around health and well-being. Scholars are encouraged to explore their own spirituality as a critical part of living a healthy, well-adjusted life. All Scholars are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities that feed their purpose and passion.
Leadership & Service
Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholars are taught to become people for others—to live with purpose and give back to others in need. This is reinforced through community service; dialogue about important global and local issues; and the development of their own passions for social justice and being a change maker in their family and community.
College & Career Readiness
Our career preparation and leadership programming helps scholars identify their strengths and talents and what future careers they are interested in. Then, with mentoring, setting educational goals, planning, assistance with jobs and internships, as well as mock interviews and other experiential opportunities, we help get them there. Boys Hope Girls Hope remains a network of support for our Alumni.
Our residential house, “Hope House,” can accommodate six young people in need of a focussed, safe space to channel their potential into their academics.
We partner with scholars from schools in our academy pathway, where they experience the same curriculum, tutoring and mentoring opportunities, community service engagement, and other extracurricular opportunities as our residential scholars.
After high school, we remain working with our college and career-bound graduates assisting them with scholarship opportunities, internships, meantal & emotional support through transition, and remain available through first-career launch.
See how Boys Hope Girls Hope is prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
My Road is Boys Hope Girls Hope’s network-wide innovative online learning experience which consists of a journey of activities, assessments, and benchmarks that ensure scholars are developing academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually in preparation for college, career, and life.
The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network
There’s power in numbers. As a part of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network, our scholars benefit from programming, resources, partnerships, research, scholarship funds, and shared best practices. Our program uniquely offers a combination of deep local impact and the benefit of diverse international perspectives and interactions. Our scholars, collegians, alumni, and team members come together with other impact-driven individuals, maximizing opportunities to share, support, solve problems, and serve.
Our Network includes Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters and affiliates across the U.S. and Latin America. All Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliates ascribe to the same research-supported Program Model and Theory of Change. We’re proud of the support, and connections we receive from our Network!