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Expanding Possibilities.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

Cultivating Community.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

Nurturing Education.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

Access and Opportunity.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

Instilling Self-Confidence.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis


To nurture and guide motivated young people in need
to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.

Youth and their families are facing economic, systemic, or circumstantial barriers that limit their hope and possibilities.

Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars have inspiring grit, motivation, capacity, and promise…

and partner with us for access to a quality education and skills that will give them a chance to thrive in life and make a difference in their communities.

Boys Hope Girls Hope closes the achievement gap and workforce development divide by acting as a bridge to opportunity which spans middle school through college graduation and into career launch.


Our icon and colors have deep meaning for our scholars, collegians, alumni, and team members. It represents our diverse community coming together with our incredible scholars at the heart of everything we do.


Chris’s Story

Chris Robinson first joined the Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis Academy Program (formerly known as Hope Prep) when he was a 7th-grade student at Berkley Middle School.  As a student with a 3.5 GPA, Chris’s teachers recognized his potential and nominated him to join...

Shawn’s Story

Whether a friendship, family relationship or business or personal partnership, any bond is built on trust. When then Academy Scholar Shawn told his mom he wanted to go to Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis after school, she knew it was a good place, “Because he tells it...

Makaiya’s Story

When Makaiya Smith became part of the Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis village in the 7th grade, she had lofty goals and big dreams, and she was determined to attain them. Even at her young age, Makaiya was eager to join BHGHSTL’s Hope Prep Academy because she knew...

Maddy’s Story

Maddy came to Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis as a teenager equipped with the traits she needed to be successful in life. She was bright, motivated, resilient, and hard-working. Due to a difficult family situation, however, she lacked the support and resources to...

Jamesia’s Story

Jamesia came to Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis at the age of 13 through our Academy partner, McCluer South-Berkeley High School. Her hard work and determination combined with the resources provided through the Academy program paid off. In 2018, she graduated from...

Terrell’s Story

As a junior high school student, Terrell had dreams of going to college one day but didn’t think a lot about his schoolwork or grades. Thanks to his cousin Makaiya Smith, a Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis alum, he is now on a path to make those dreams a reality. As...

I want to set my kids up for greatness.

Makaiya Smith

I do not aim for success merely because of what it will bring me, but because of what it empowers me to do and the effect that it has on others.

Brijhette Farmer

Boys Hope Girls Hope means everything to me. While being a member of this organization, I was exposed to networking, scholarship, and internship opportunities, all of which other students my age don’t have access to. This program has made me who I am today, and I gladly appreciate everything you guys do for us collegians.