Since 1979, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois has offered scholarships to Chicago area children who are academically capable – all of whom come from families deeply troubled by poverty, homelessness, gang or domestic violence, drug use and other seemingly insurmountable challenges. We empower children, through education, to break the cycle of poverty that can trap families for generations.
Boys Hope Girls Hope is a privately funded, non-profit, multi-denominational organization that provides at-risk children with a stable home, high quality education, and the support they need to reach their full potential. We accept motivated and capable Scholars who possess the desire to change their lives.
Boys Hope Girls Hope is unique because it is the Scholars' choice to be here. Most of our Scholars are the first members of their families to have the opportunity to go to college. Currently, 100 percent of our Scholars who graduate from high school in our care go on to college.