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Seed of Hope Foundation

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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to provide a warm and welcoming environment where teenage girls can speak their mind without judgment, start the journey to self-acceptance and become the leaders they were destined to be.

Target demographics: teenage girls ages 13-18, all ethnicities and backgrounds

Direct beneficiaries per year: youth, parents, communities, schools

Geographic areas served: chicago western suburbs

Programs: Cup of Hope Mentoring Hope Girls Club (Roundtable Discussions) Life Skills Programs

Community Stories

68 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to volunteer and participate in a couple of events. This organization was organized, staff and board members were friendly and relational. Their yearly conference for young girls and now women was AWESOME. It allowed the girls to challenge themselves and it allowed adult women to re-evaluate their purpose and they encouraged connecting with other like minded women. If I had a daughter she would definitely participate in the Seed of Hope.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Seed of Hope is just that a Seed of Hope. It brings joy to see young girls lives transformed by this organization. It shows that they have taken time to REALLY learn what these girls need and once they do they implement programs that are impactful. I have seen girls deal with and address anger, self-esteem, leadership along with watching them graduate high school and attend college. Their lives are so impacted by the seed that was sown that now their Seed of Hope has reaped a harvest of successful young ladies prepared for womanhood. I love the Seed of Hope and their mission of love to young girls. I count it a pleasure to volunteer with them or donate how I can.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is doing amazing things to reach not only young ladies but young men as well. I have had the pleasure of attending a few of their events and seeing firsthand how they engage with youth and develop their leadership potential. Seed of Hope is making great strides in the community by helping one young person at a time.

Juanita I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was a phenomenal event for the young and mature. If you have a young girl in your life, I strongly recommend this conference. If you are a female leader I strongly recommend this conference as well as there was something inspirational for everyone involved. Support this organization, volunteer, and give. I highly recommend this event!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What an incredible organization! Seed of Hope truly believes in sowing seeds into the youth they encounter, they are definitely game changers! Gwendolyn Young and Jacqueline Barnes leads this nonprofit with unbelievable passion and expertise for youth! Gwendolyn Young speaks from her own personal experiences and her many skills are what has created and sustained this successful organization. I can truly say that Seed of Hope organization stands behind their vision and mission in regards to teaching youth how to become amazing Leaders. I was able to witness these two amazing ladies in action sharing their knowledge and expertise to a classroom full of youth at Heartland Alliance. They spoke with so much passion, love and knowledge that they were able to capture the youth's attention and provide them with HOPE. The youth were so intrigue with being told that they are somebody, that someone believes in them and that they can become a positive leader, that after the presentation was over some of the youth wanted to learn more. So several youth stayed afterwards to talk to Mrs. Young and Mrs. Barnes to get further insight into becoming a better "ME".

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization ! Many vision & mission statements look "pretty" on paper while lacking in demonstration & provision of services... not so with Seed of Hope Foundation....
Im not sure who was blessed the most, me or my 12 year old granddaughter, from the authentic care & compassion demonstrated by Seed of Hope. I was so impressed I have decided to lend my services & partner with the mission & vision of this life changing organization!!
-Dr. Carolyn Ransom-Champion

Derschaun S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Seed of Hope has a passion for helping young people experience success at the highest level! We need more non-profits like them who truly care about at-promise youth and willing to do the work to make huge changes.

Thank you Seed of Hope for being a part of the change in our world!

Donor

Rating: 5

Seed of Hope Foundation is an organization that is focus on enpowering and enriching the lives of the young ladies that they engage in. The instructors and the staff are truly dedicated to the cause and the purpose of helping to change the mindset of the ladies to help them to know they are of greatness. This organization is well deserved of the recognition.

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Donor

Rating: 5

SOH is really doing some positive and encouraging things with the young people that they are mentoring and who attend their events. I had an opportunity to attend an event and I was amazed of the talents that they young ladies displayed especially after hearing many of their stories. I wish they could have this type of organization in every community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seed of Hope is an AMAZING organization that has helped me in both professional and personal ways. I have aqcuired tools from them that usually take an adult YEARS to learn. Seed of Hope is very dear to my heart, and it is a pleasure, honor, and blessing to be a volunteer for them also. Being a volunteer has also added to my communication skills and non-profit/event planning skills. It has also given me an insider look to the way a non-profit organization works and runs......Seed of Hope is truly a dream come true to ANY individual....proffessionals, youg adults, teens, etc. because of its wide range of targeted programs designed to build on the needs of the individual.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I feel that this program is wonderful and is helpful and useful. This program helps me with school, home, and life problems. This girls group helped me learn and grow from my mistakes and choices. This group helped me with making friends and cutting some off, trusting and believing and controlling my feelings and emotions.

I really liked this girls mentoring program and hope they continue to help girls because this is a good start.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I feel like this program is good/awesome because this program is helpful and it can help us get through our problems and make sure we understand how life goes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is a life changing experience and i would love to do this again. Before the program i was not an outspoken person and i had a lot of issues with my mom that was unbelievable. Now I can communicate with people including my mom about stuff I didn't even know i could discuss. Thank you and i hope to see my coaches again next year!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seed Of Hope is definitely a place where young ladies are empowered to be absolutely amazing at whatever they chose to do. I watched my daughter transform from a shy young lady to a very well-spoken college student, unafraid to speak to crowds of large numbers. Seed of Hope allow their students to be unashamedly FREE2B! If you are looking for a safe place for growth look no further, Seed Of Hope is the place! The facilitators are very professional, but at the same time, very approachable, they love to have fun, and love helping others!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has been a blessings to say the least. I have watched them literally change the lives of many young women. There mentorship is outstanding. Whatever you need them to do they do it without hesitating. The founders are amazing at what they do. This organization was God sent and whatever they touch is change our affected in a positive way. I recommend the Seed of Hope foundation to everyone who has a young lady or a young ladies group. They are very gifted and crafted to teach and reach the minds and hearts of young ladies all over this world.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seed of Hope Foundation has been working with the youth in the residential program where I'm currently the therapist. These woman came in and helped my girls tap into areas of their life that they hadn't yet discussed during individual therapy. The groups of empowerment and self-worth has been phenomenal! I'm so thankful to have these women work with me to help my girls get to the next phase of their lives, leaving the negativity and baggage behind. I would recommend the Seed of Hope Foundation to assist with any group of girls that are dealing with past hurts, trauma and victimization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am very proud to be a part of this organization. Not only is the mission--empowering young women--much needed in our community, but Seed of Hope Foundation is making it a priority to be a model organization for nonprofit best practices. We seek to help young girls learn about themselves and live with integrity--and as an organization we are leading by example.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A smart, dynamic group of women following their passion to empower young women and girls. They give them tools and understanding that will help them succeed in life. I can't think of a more relevant, pitiful and important mission for our world today. I am proud to be a member of their board.

Tracy32

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really don't know how to put into words what took place in the OK2B Me seminar, but it was a for real eye opener for me. It was like I was on the outside looking in at me and what I was seeing was some major things that I really needed to change and how me not being the authentic me, not my perceived me, not only had a negative effect on me and every area of my life but on others as well. It gave me a blue print or map or guide on how to shift my thinking and target the areas that I wanted and needed to change. This is a much need seminar for girls, young ladies, women because when we know who we really are and who we were created to be, it will shift and shape our lives and we will live out our best life and be an asset to ourselves and everyone we encounter and influence.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was one of the first group of young ladies that went through Seed of Hope Foundation and I saw the changes in her especially when the lights came on to one of her giftings. They also taught her about integrity, discipline and self-esteem, she has since been taking writing courses to enhance and strengthen her talents. I am ever thankful to Seed of Hope for helping my daughter seed for the greatness in her.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seed of Hope has guided my team and i to help transform our organization ( Classy.Refined.Educated.Women) C.R.E.W to become more prepared to expand our horizons and become a club beyond school grounds. I really appreciate their help and can't wait to continue growing with them.

Client Served

Rating: 5


Wow. What can be said about Seed Of Hope Foundation. Let me start off by saying I think everyone behind this foundation is amazing and sent from Heaven. Its one thing with seeing the value in the person but it's another thing with pulling it out. When i first got involve with Seed Of Hope Foundation, I didn't want to take any leadership positions, I just wanted to work. No what a bad choice on my end. Mrs. Gwendolyn Young started pulling and extracting, and getting on my nerves about trying to hide the many gifts that I have. So once she started working with me, she made me uncomfortable which was a great thing. Mrs. Young push me into purpose, dreams, and many tangible things. Seed of Hope Foundation help to reconstruct my organization C.R.E.W (Classy Refine Educated Women) where our motto is Our Expectations Are Higher Than Our Heels. Seed Of Hope Foundation did planning session and help us build sturdy ground. This is a Foundation that is doing an Amazing things for the community. Oh but wait there's more, Mrs. Gwendolyn and I had a conversation about my poems. I mention to her that i wanted to publish a book and she said GET TO WORK, I GIVE YOU A DEADLINE OF 30 DAYS. I feel like it wouldn't be right if i prolong this. One thing i learned from the Seed of Hope Foundation is to GET IT DONE. So with that being said I will be a published author in a couple of weeks. I wrote the book in 10 hours. This is the type of drive Seed of Hope has put in me and I appreciate every bit of it. It has made me see that I can Make my dreams tangible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seed of Hope have a wonderful conference that centered around uplifting young women. As a volunteer it was great to be able to sit back and look at the amazing breakthroughs that were happening with these young ladies. One can see that their self esteem and confidence was being risen Also, the young ladies were learning self respect about themselves though valuing their morlals and education. Parsonally, as a 23 year old woman I would have love to have gotten the mentorshio from Seed of Hope. It would have made me realize what's really important in life and how to value myself.