We’re Looking for Motivated Young People with
Grit and Determination

Know of someone you’d like to nominate for the program? Here’s why you should consider:

Our program is designed to help motivated young people who need the space to thrive with a sturdy foundation for success. We enhance the education of our scholars by providing individualized guidance and maintaining stability and structure in a nurturing environment. Each scholar participates in many enrichment opportunities to support academic and personal development. The Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis experience is a long-term, voluntary, holistic scholarship program.


Applicants for Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis must be:

  • Grit, ambition, and motivation coupled with positive goals and a cooperative work ethic
  • Capacity to thrive in an academically rigorous setting and complete challenging coursework
  • Willingness to adapt to our family-like environment and embrace high expectations for pro-social behavior
  • Willing to adapt to Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis’s value-centered, family-like environment and embrace high expectations in showing concern for others
  • Demonstrated readiness on the part of the guardian to collaborate with program personnel and accompany their child on the journey to academic achievement and personal growth
  • Significant need for services, evidenced by community and family risk factors, and lack of access to quality education

Family is integral to every scholar’s success.

Partnership with parents and guardians is essential to the Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis program. We work closely with families and include parents in goal setting and decisions related to their scholars’ health, well-being and academic achievement. Scholars who join the program are expanding their family-like network to include other Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis scholars, collegians, alumni, team members, and mentors from the community.

Although Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis is not a traditional family service agency, many parents and guardians benefit from services provided by the program, including information on, and referral to, community resources, parenting guidance, crisis intervention, and informal counseling.

As a parent or guardian, please contact our Program Manager, Katie Mancuso for information regarding your relationship with and expectations from Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis.



Online Referral/Application


Interview &
Need Assessment


Guardian Provides Information


Review of Academics and Records


Affiliate Site Visits


Assessment & Evaluation


Final Admission Decision

The first step is a referral.