Mission: The mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope is to help academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 young adults who partcipate in the residental program and 8 young adults who partcpate in the community based program curently housed in Southwest Detroit.
Geographic areas served: Metro Detroit
Programs: Homes: Six to eight children live in neighborhood homes with qualified live-in counselors. Respect for each individual is the basic rule of all Boys Hope Girls Hope homes, where children share rooms and are expected to assist counselors with a variety of daily living tasks. Opportunities: We strive to ensure that the school years and summers are filled with a variety of activities that allow the children to explore their interests. Where appropriate, children also receive counseling services so that they are able to move beyond their troubled pasts and move on to a brighter future. Positive Parenting: Residential counselors provide the children with support, guidance and structure in an environment where they can be a part of a nurturing family.Education: We send our children to top-quality elementary, middle and high schools where they are given the academic skills needed to succeed in college. High school juniors and seniors receive individual assistance with the college selection/application process and all scholars receive financial and emotional support through college.
I've had great experiences with BHGH. This starts with the very beginning. The staff has always been very dedicated to serving the children and the board seems to make magic happen. I love the organization's mission and the scholars in the program are great kids with excellent potential and futures.