Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that children have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. Children create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.
One of 16 affiliates across the United States and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York helps academically motivated high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds and become college-educated, career-ready, community-minded leaders.
Our goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally and academically prepared for post-secondary education and a productive life, breaking the cycle of poverty. BHGH of New York utilizes the following elements to achieve our mission:
- Academic excellence
- Service and community engagement
- Family-like settings to cultivate youth empowerment
- Long-term and comprehensive programming
- Faith-based values
- Voluntary participant commitment
We partner with two prominent, Brooklyn private schools, Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, where are scholars attend while they live in our residential buildings from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon.
With the resources, opportunities, and endless support we provide, our scholars have been able to gain 100% acceptance into 4-year colleges and universities for the last 5 years! Most recently, our Class of 2018 scholars (15 students) earned 154 total acceptances to 85 different institutions. We hope that you will consider supporting our mission to help academically capable and motivated youth in need meet their full potential as it is your support that provides our scholars with HOPE.