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 experience is a long-term, voluntary, holistic scholarship program your nominee is sure to succeed with.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Applicants for Boys Hope Girls Hope must be:

  • Current 8th or 9th grade student when applying
  • Reside within the 5 boroughs of New York City
  • Facing barriers from your household, neighborhood, and/or income status
  • Hold an 80 or above GPA (other candidates may be considered)
  • Capacity to thrive in an academically rigorous setting and complete challenging coursework
  • Desire to attend and graduate from a 4-year college
  • A leader in the making who seeks to improve yourself and your community
  • Willingness to adapt to our family-like environment and embrace high expectations for pro-social behavior
  • 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

Family is integral to every scholar’s success.

Partnership with parents and guardians is essential to the Boys Hope Girls Hope program. Scholars who join the program are expanding their family to include us, and the best support systems include biological and adoptive families, Boys Hope Girls Hope staff, and mentors from the community.

Although Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York 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 admissionsny@bhgh.org for information regarding your relationship with and expectations from Boys Hope Girls Hope.

THE PROCESS

STEP 1

Online Referral/Application

STEP 2

Interview &
Need Assessment

STEP 3

Guardian Provides Information

STEP 4

Review of Academics and Records

STEP 5

Affiliate Site Visits

STEP 6

Assessment & Evaluation

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STEP 7

Final Admission Decision

The First Step is a Referral