Boys Hope Girls Hope Receives $300K for Research Grant from Stupski Foundation

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The Stupski Foundation has awarded Boys Hope Girls Hope a $300,000 research grant for an extensive study, which will help determine standards of program efficacy across six U.S.-based Academy programs that are all carrying out the Boys Hope Girls Hope organizational mission but pursuing it in different ways. This information will be used as a […]

Jiarra Jackson

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In 2002, the summer before her senior year, Jiarra Jackson joined the Boys Hope Girls Hope program in New Orleans. It was the first year the program had a Girls Hope home. Her mother had passed by the time Jiarra was in the ninth grade, and her father was ill. He passed a month after […]

Daniel Braswell

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There was no question whether or not Daniel Braswell would go to college. His determination and his intelligence made it a foregone conclusion. However, his chaotic home life made pursuing academics a difficult challenge. “I entered Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati’s residential program in 2009, and academics became my top and only priority,” he […]


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Twenty-two year-old Brenda was born in Sayaxche, Peten in Guatemala. When she was five, Brenda moved with her parents and five siblings to Los Reyes, San Andres, Peten, located far from her extended family in Sayaxche. Los Reyes was a very small, isolated town, and the only transportation to and from it was one bus […]

Greg Scruggs

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At 13 years old, Greg joined Boys Hope Girls Hope as a residential scholar. His father had passed, and he was living in a housing project where drugs, gangs and violence were the norm. As residential scholar, Greg moved out of his neighborhood and into the Boys Hope Girls Hope home where he was safe […]

Brijhette Farmer

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Brijhette was raised by an elderly and loving aunt who deeply believed in the power of education. When she and her aunt learned of BHGH STL through a former teacher, they knew it would offer life-changing opportunities and would be worth the sacrifice of living apart. Brijhette joined Girls Hope at age 11. As her […]

Nick Varuso

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Like many BHGH alumni, Nick attributes his success to the constructive and academic-focused home environment provided by BHGH. Born and raised in New Orleans, Nick experienced the “pull of negativity” as he entered his teenage years. The odds were stacked against him, as many of his peers had already succumbed to destructive lifestyles. Life at […]

Luana Deng

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Luana’s involvement with BHGH started with her brothers, and she followed in their footsteps. She was in the 6th grade when her family partnered with BHGH to enroll her brothers into the program. At the time, BHGH San Francisco was a boys-only residential program. During her freshman year of high school, though, Luana was welcomed […]