Boys Hope Girls Hope Marathon
has been accepted as an official charity partner of the 2017 New York United Airlines Half Marathon to be run on
Sunday March 19, 2017

Across, please find an overview
of what BHGHNY does!

If you are interested in running
on behalf of our organization,
please contact Veronica Zuccarello at

Founded in 1979, Boys Hope Girls Hope of NY (BHGHNY) is a regional and autonomous affiliate of Boys Hope Girls Hope National (BHGH), a non-sectarian, international non-profit organization founded in 1977 with operations in 15 U.S. cities and in 3 countries in Latin America: Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

In 2009, BHGHNY expanded upon the national model and secured partnerships and residences with two prominent Brooklyn private schools—Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (attended by our boys) and Cristo Rey Brooklyn (attended by our girls). Using the schools' residences, BHGHNY serves its scholars through a college-preparatory boarding program model—the only one of its kind in New York City and the entire Northeast. In academic year 2015-2016, BHGHNY is serving 90 scholars in residence. Arriving each week on Sunday evening, they follow a highly structured and rigorous program and schedule until their weekly departure on Friday afternoon.

The organization's mission is to help academically capable children from at-risk situations meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing them with the safe and stable living environment, academic support, and guidance they need to finish high school, graduate from college, and become responsible and productive citizens.

BHGHNY's mission is rooted in the idea that a child's academic success and proper development are embedded in an appropriate learning and nurturing environment. By providing them with that environment, giving them the academic support and guidance they need, and instilling in them the value of community and service to others, BHGHNY believes that our young men and women will be equipped not only with the tools to graduate college, but also to become productive and responsible citizens.

OUR RESULTS (2011-2015)
83.5% Average Cumulative GPA 92% High School Retention Rate 100% 4 Year College Acceptance Rate 79% College Retention Rate (as compared to 40%
retention for similar demographic) Over 5,000 Hours of Community Service Completed

As the region's only urban boarding program, BHGHNY is at the vanguard of youth development and its overall efficacy and approach continue to set new standards in student services and support. BHGHNY aims to serve low-income-first-generation-college-bound-students who are most in need and those who have the demonstrated ability to excel in a demanding academic setting. The majority of our scholars come from socio-economically underserved areas such as East New York, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East Flatbush, Washington Heights, Mott Haven, and Hunts Point.; 86% come from a single parent household; 85% come from households that qualify as low-income; and 87% of their families receive some form of public assistance.


    LaSalle Hall
    367 Clermont Avenue
    Brooklyn, New York 11238

    Phone 718.638.1100
    Fax 718.638.5203
    Instagram: bhghny