Boys Hope Girls Hope

Charity Footprints Partner - Boys Hope Girls Hope

5257 Shaw Avenue, #202, St. Louis, MO 63110 | Program Focus: Human Services


Our scholars have the ability. We provide the opportunity.

Sometimes, the challenges young people and their families are facing can make it seem their possibilities are limited. That’s where Boys Hope Girls Hope comes in. We see firsthand how investing in young people’s hope makes a transformational difference in their lives. Access to education and opportunity opens doors to a good career, economic prosperity, healthier families, and futures with limitless possibilities. At our affiliates in cities across the U.S. and in Latin America, our teams spend years with young people known as our “scholars” — from middle school to college and career launch — attuned to their individual needs, helping them leverage their strengths and reach their potential. We nurture, guide, and connect our scholars through out-of-school-time programming that addresses academic achievement, physical and mental health, college and career readiness, and leadership and service. Additionally, we provide a place of residence and care for the basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing for many scholars in need of this service. Once in the Boys Hope Girls Hope family, scholars have lifelong relationships, a network of support as they build their careers, and a supportive community throughout their adulthood as alumni. Our diverse community of scholars are 96% people of color and 58% girls and young women. Year after year, 99% of our high school seniors have gone on to college, and 90% of our collegians have persisted in their education. They seek out our program and come to us with a hunger to learn, grow, and BE the hope. When you support Boys Hope Girls Hope and our Walk to Hope, you are saying loud and clear that every young person should have hope for the future and know they can make a difference in the world.

Our Mission

Boys Hope Girls Hope nurtures and guides motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.