FAQs

At A Glance

What is the mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope?

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.

How does Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado fulfill its mission?
Specifically, Boys Hope Girls Hope provides youths with long-term care within non-institutional homes staffed with live-in residential counselors who challenge its scholars to live up to their potential while developing a strong spiritual and moral foundation. We have also created a non-residential program for students who do not need the same comprehensive home environment but still need the academic and developmental assistance required to reach their full potential. 

What is the philosophy behind the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado program?
A long-term nurturing home environment and an excellent education are the primary tools required to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect.

How does Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado get its funding?
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado depends solely on private contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.   We do not seek any government money.  

Why do children come to Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado?
These children and young adults are academically capable but unable to succeed in school because of some factor either in their home or in their neighborhood.

How do I know if Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado might be a program for a child I know?
The following are benchmarks for knowing whether a child is a candidate for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado:  

•  Possess above average intelligence
•  Be free from learning disabilities
•  Be between the ages of 10 and 14
•  Be free from serious emotional or behavioral problems
•  Residential scholars need long term placement away from the natural family

Where are the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado homes located?
Both homes are located in Foxfield, Colorado in the South Metro Denver area.

Where do the scholars go to school?
Currently, the residential scholars go to Liberty Middle School, Grandview High School, and Regis Jesuit High School. All non-residential Academy scholars attend Aurora Central High School. 

Does a scholar need to be Catholic?
No, Boys Hope Girls Hope is a multi-denominational organization.   Scholars come from a variety of religious backgrounds.   Through a commitment to justice and love for all Boys Hope Girls Hope challenges children to mature as "persons for others," individuals who are able to define success by their service to God and their community.

Who can recommend a scholar for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado?
Anyone can refer a student who has exhibited the qualifications of a candidate to the Program. Referrals usually come frequently from principals, teachers, parents and social workers.

How do I recommend a scholar for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado?
Contact Laura Conti at 720/524-2061 

Can I volunteer at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado?
Yes. Please refer to the volunteer section on the "Ways to Help" page. For more information, contact Lindsay Holdsworth at 720/524-2061 or vwinterscheidt@bhgh.org

How do I receive more information about Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado?
Information may be obtained by contacting Mary Fran Tharp, 720/524-2061 or mftharp@bhgh.org.

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.