They have the ability.
We supply the opportunity.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis scholars apply for a spot in the program and come to us with a hunger to learn, grow, and BE the hope. Some require a place to live, and some don’t, but all need access to our long-term support, a quality education, holistic programming, a dynamic environment with other focused young people, and other resources necessary to thrive. 


serve in the community


persist in college


participate in extracurriculars


receive college scholarships


of graduates go to college




We serve young people with recognizable grit and determination needing access and opportunity. Need includes a variety of tough situations such as poverty, family stress, parent/guardian illness, neighborhood violence or underperforming schools—most anything that would create significant barriers to a child reaching his or her full potential.

  • Young people ages 10-14 at admission
  • Capable of rigorous academic college-preparatory work
  • Demonstrate integrity and leadership potential
  • Need for a long-term, value-centered, nurturing setting
  • Wants to apply, understands and accepts expectation
  • Relates positively to others
  • Supportive family or guardian to partner with the team


All Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis scholars participate in long-term, quality holistic programming in five core areas, all within our unique long-term mission promise. We have one program with two pathways.


Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholars begin their journey with us in middle school and stay with us through high school, college, and career launch.  Whether in our Academy or Residential pathway, Scholars move along together as we channel their energy, and leverage their talents, strengths, and passions into an individual plan that helps them reach their full potential.

Empowered Learning

Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars get ongoing academic support such as tutoring and college preparatory coaching. Residential scholars receive an academic scholarship, affording them an opportunity to get a first-class education at one of our partner schools.

Life Preparedness

In addition to help with their academics, all scholars learn basic skills they need to live happy, productive lives, such as budgeting, communication skills, household chores, planning for the future, following a recipe, travel basics, and opening a bank account.

Personal Development

Boys Hope Girls Hope programming includes social & emotional awareness and physical activities that promote all-around health and well-being. Scholars are encouraged to explore their own spirituality as a critical part of living a healthy, well-adjusted life. All Scholars are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities that feed their purpose and passion.

Leadership & Service

Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholars are taught to become people for others—to live with purpose and give back to others in need. This is reinforced through community service; dialogue about important global and local issues; and the development of their own passions for social justice and being a change maker in their family and community.

College & Career Readiness

Our career preparation and leadership programming helps scholars identify their strengths and talents and what future careers they are interested in. Then, with mentoring, setting educational goals, planning, assistance with jobs and internships, as well as mock interviews and other experiential opportunities, we help get them there. Boys Hope Girls Hope remains a network of support for our Alumni.


Academic focus is in Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis’s DNA. We believe in the transformative power of education to develop lifelong learners, and we utilize robust support tools and opportunities for enrichment and enhanced learning to prepare our scholars for post-secondary education and beyond. These tools include Individual Academic Plans, 1:1 Academic Mentoring, Structured Academic Time, weekly tutoring, our network-wide My College Road Tracking Software.


Outside experts come in to hold sessions in financial literacy for each class.


This supplementary programming provides upper-classmen with the opportunity to expose/advance their skill set in areas of interest. The younger scholars will be provided with basic reading, writing, and mathematics support during the summertime to prevent summer learning loss.


We focus a lot on supporting scholars’ academic success. Our Academic Coordinator will hold one-on-one meetings to discuss semester goals and planning; volunteer Academic Mentors work weekly with scholars to help achieve their goals and fill in educational gaps.


Academic time is structured in the study hall to ensure scholars have the space and resources to be successful. Subject tutors and enrichment activities are all available to scholars


The mission of the College Access Program at Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis is to get scholars to and through post-secondary. We do this by offering a comprehensive college access, persistence, and success program. Scholars receive services from ninth grade through career launch


During college application season, senior scholars receive individual support and attention to assist with completing their college applications and forms.


Senior scholars receive individualized support, along with their families, on how to navigate the financial aid process through scholarships, grants, opportunity programs, and completing the FAFSA.


Conducted both locally and regionally, scholars from 9th grade through 12th grade get to learn about different colleges through being on a campus and learning more about the schools through tours and meetings with the college admissions departments.


College representatives visit both residential dorms to present the programs and resources offered to prospective and current students. Scholars can gain a better outlook on whether this college could benefit their career and personal goals this way.


Our residential program offers a stable foundation for growth where scholars receive critical needs such as shelter, meals, supervision, and necessities. Under the guidance of residential team members, the homes offer the structure and stability crucial to whole-person development.

We believe youth derive their energy and sustenance from exposure to nurturing environments that provide:

  • Inclusion in a loving community that meets youth where they are but sets high expectations
  • A feeling of “being home,” with residential care as needed
  • Strong and supportive developmental relationships with adult mentors and peers
  • Stability, structure, and individualized guidance in small settings
  • Modeling of positive values.


The Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis Wellness Services Program aims to offer scholars and families a safe and confidential space to process feelings, experiences, and ideas as well as express themselves through art-making, collaboration, and interpersonal communication.

Through weekly scheduled one-on-one sessions, group projects including virtual art making and counseling, and bi-weekly collections of therapeutic resources like yoga, breathing exercises, wellness apps, and fitness videos. Scholar families are also supported through resources and referrals.


Regular meetings with scholars and collegians are available based on need, referral, or request. Outside referrals can and are always made in communication with parents/guardians.


Monthly caregiver Workshops are offered and available to any caregiver desiring additional support in various topics covering teen themed issues and how to dialog in them.

Family Therapy sessions for acute or ongoing communication issues, conflict resolution, and connectedness are available upon need, as well as referrals for outside therapeutic services. The goal is to offer families exactly what they need individually and personally, both within and outside of Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis.

See how Boys Hope Girls Hope is prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

My Road

My Road

My Road is Boys Hope Girls Hope’s network-wide innovative online learning experience which consists of a journey of activities, assessments, and benchmarks that ensure scholars are developing academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually in preparation for college, career, and life.

My Road

Alumni Community


Graduates of Boys Hope Girls Hope programs across the Network become members of the Alumni Association, a growing body of professionals. Our alumni are leaders, changemakers, and people for others who give back to their families, local communities, and younger generations of scholars.

One Team One Mission

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network

There’s power in numbers.  As a part of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network, our scholars benefit from programming, resources, partnerships, research, scholarship funds, and shared best practices.  Our program uniquely offers a combination of deep local impact and the benefit of diverse international perspectives and interactions.  Our scholars, collegians, alumni, and team members come together with other impact-driven individuals, maximizing opportunities to share, support, solve problems, and serve.

Our Network includes Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters and affiliates across the U.S. and Latin America.  All Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliates ascribe to the same research-supported Program Model and Theory of Change.  We’re proud of the support, and connections we receive from our Network!