Our Impact

For more than 40 years, Boys Hope Girls Hope has been helping scholars rise up from disadvantaged backgrounds and strive for more. In 16 cities across the US and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope programs serve youth who want to go to college and create successful futures for themselves. Our more than 1,110 scholars join the program to receive support on their journey to college and beyond. They seek the academic resources, extracurricular opportunities, and mentor relationships we provide.

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College Access

Since 1991, 99% of scholars graduating high school in our program have gone on to college. In 2015, only 69.2% of high school graduates across the country went on to college (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

College Persistence

Over the past 10 years, Boys Hope Girls Hope annual college persistence rates (collegians on track to earn their degree) have been steady at over 90%. The national average college persistence rate is 71.2% (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2016).

College Graduation

Since 2000, 268 Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars have graduated from college and gone on to become professionals, parents, and community volunteers.


We are proud of our 325 college graduates.
Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars have gone on to become professionals, parents, and community volunteers.

Success at the individual level is multiplied: scholars break the cycle of poverty for themselves and the next generation in their families, give back to their communities through both volunteer work and positive role modeling, and go on to be leaders in the industries in which they choose to work.

Boys Hope Girls Hope alumni return to their communities with a first class education and the will to use it to help new generations of children overcome obstacles in their way. Our alumni are doctors, attorneys, entrepreneurs, scientists, healthcare professionals, and educators. They serve their communities as social workers, soldiers, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and in the clergy.

They are responsible spouses and conscientious parents. They work for some of the largest corporations in the country. They have attended some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation. They continue to strive toward reaching their potential, and we continue to celebrate them as members of the Boys Hope Girls Hope family.

Where They Go

Our alumni currently work in the following fields:
  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Business
  • Ministry
  • Social work
  • Scientific research
  • Creative arts
  • Architecture
  • Criminal Justice
  • Military Service
  • Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Global economics
You Go, Dr. Braswell

You Go, Dr. Braswell!

Each year, we are inspired and humbled by those, who with the partnership of Boys Hope Girls Hope, achieve a dream and continue to set new goals. We don’t try to take credit for our scholars’ successes. We’re just grateful to say Boys Hope Girls Hope is a part of their lifetime journeys. Daniel Braswell, […]

Anissa's Story

Anissa’s Story

“I was in 6th grade when I was faced with a choice.   So far, I had been blessed, through scholarship, to get a private school education where I was challenged academically and spiritually.  However, circumstances changed, and my family and I realized we would no longer be able to afford my school’s tuition, and that […]

Larry's Story

Larry’s Story

“I was a kid who started in Cabrini-Green, one of the most dangerous and notorious public housing authorities. Boys Hope Girls Hope was a safe haven for me to receive a full-ride scholarship to college and earn a leadership role at a Fortune 500 company—all at the age of 26. None of it would have […]

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Boys Hope Girls Hope is committed to learning and growth in our work with our scholars.

Boys Hope Girls Hope is continually reviewing research on subjects relevant to providing the best care and support for our scholars and reaching desired outcomes. As an organization focused on learning and growth, we engage internal and external experts, utilize evaluation and best practices, and analyze trends and studies to inform our program environments, administration, hiring/staffing and curricula and their influence on positive scholar development.
In 2012, Boys Hope Girls Hope was recognized by the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) as one of the ten most successful programs in the United States at moving young people from poverty through college.

Because we take our mission seriously, Boys Hope Girls Hope employs an exhaustive system of quality assurance checks and standards.

Boys Hope Girls Hope ensures that:

  • our scholars are receiving the best care possible
  • our donors’ dollars are being used responsibly and effectively
  • that every aspect of our programs is performing according to our standards

Continuous Quality Improvement

Our progressive learning and growth is driven by a robust system of continuous quality improvement known as our Performance Management Tool (PMT).

This continuous quality improvement effort includes a semi-annual assessment across six organizational domains. Implemented by each affiliate’s local board of directors and leadership staff, this tool assesses compliance, outcomes, and offers a self-study on standards of excellence. In addition, every two years, PMT requires input from outside stakeholders, recognized peer leaders from other affiliate, and leadership from Boys Hope Girls Hope International.

Upon this evaluation, affiliate leadership identifies growth areas, and develops strategic and tactical improvement plans for implementation over the two-year cycle. Execution progress is continuously reviewed, and Boys Hope Girls Hope utilizes this internal evaluation to remain effective and impactful in our youth development programs.

Help us nurture and guide young people to become college-educated, career-ready, and community-minded.