We want the best for our scholars.Our program broadens the definition of family to include the community charged with guiding our youth toward the best versions of themselves. Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York provides holistic services to foster growth in our scholars and to cultivate their innate resilience.
We succeed when they succeed.
We take a long-term and comprehensive approach.
We support our scholars from adolescence through college graduation and beyond, offering a holistic spectrum of programming that evolves with the age and needs of youth.
Our Residential program functions as a loving and nurturing family atmosphere, a dynamic environment with a sense of belonging, central to healthy adolescent development.
For BHGH residential and non-residential scholars, a college education is not a dream, it is an expectation. College Road is a multi-year, interactive program with specific activities that are proven to prepare scholars for the demands of campus life and independent living. It was initiated in 2000 by BHGH International to drastically increase college graduation rates among participating youth. Each scholar uses a digital MyRoad Portfolio, which is a personalized guide to his/her College Road activities from 7th grade through the college planning process. The College Road curriculum is designed to help BHGH college students develop three critical attributes for success in education as well as professional life: competency, connectedness and confidence.
Through the BHGH International Scholarship Fund, scholars having completed College Road activities and MyRoad benchmarks, enrolled in 15 or more credit hours and maintaining specific GPA requirements may apply for scholarship funds each semester through college degree completion (in five years or less).
Who We Serve
We serve academically capable and motivated children in need. Need includes a variety of tough situations such as poverty, family stress, parent/guardian illness, neighborhood violence or underperforming schools—most anything that would prevent a highly capable child of reaching his or her full potential.
— Boys and Girls
— High school-aged students in grades 9-12
— Capable of Rigorous Academic College-Preparatory Work
— Need for a long-term, value-centered, nurturing setting
— Volunteers for program, understands and accepts expectations
— Relates positively to others
— Has a family or guardian that is supportive and willing to adhere to program expectations
Our Local Impact
Since 1979, BHGH of New York has been helping scholars rise up from disadvantaged backgrounds and strive for more. BHGH of New York serves youth who want to go to college and create successful futures for themselves. Our scholars have joined our program to receive support on their journey to college and beyond. They seek the academic resources, extracurricular opportunities, and mentor relationships we provide.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York serves 90 scholars in residence, who attend two prominent, Brooklyn private schools: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School.
We have great numbers to represent our success and we often hit 100%. But that’s not where the story ends. There isn’t a number that is large enough to represent the character, ambition, courage and integrity of our young men and women.
100% of scholars participate in extracurricular activities.
100% of scholars perform community service projects throughout the year.
86% of our scholars hold a cumulative GPA over 80. 32% of all scholars are achieving a 90% or higher.
100% of scholars have graduated high school and have enrolled in postsecondary education, since [Insert year].
100% of high school graduates receive college scholarships.
94% of BHGH graduates return their second year of postsecondary education – 30% higher than the national average.
“My experience with BHGHNY has truly enlightened me and reintroduced diligence into my mind in an ingenious way. BHGHNY surrounds us scholars with the right role models and environment while encouraging us to excel in the academic field as well as in our personal lives.”
Austin Joseph, BHGHNY Class of 2015
The College Road
Our scholars are accepted to and attend some of the finest colleges and universities.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York Alumni Chapter
Graduates of Boys Hope Girls Hope programs across the affiliate network become members of the Alumni Association, a growing body of young professionals. Members are active in their local communities and Alumni Association Chapters, promoting awareness of Boys Hope Girls Hope, building a strong network of alumni connections, and offering opportunities to get involved.
To get involved with the local alumni chapter or to find out more about alumni resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the BHGH International Network
While Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York is autonomous, we ascribe to the same Theory of Change and Research-Supported Program Model of all Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliates, which includes: Early Intervention; Long-term Support, Partnership with Parents, Guardians and Families of Origin; Provision of a Stable, Nurturing Environment; Whole Person Development and Growth of Mind, Body and Spirit; Role Models and Mentor Relationships; Encouraging Academic Challenges and Extracurricular Involvement; and Voluntary Application Process for Program Participation.