Success Stories

Friday, June 17, 2016/Number of views (3110)/Comments (0)/

Denver Post Features BHGH-Colorado Scholar!

The Denver Post recently featured one of our scholars, Andy G., who will be attending Costa Mesa University this fall. 

Supporters of Boys Hope Girls Hope will remember Andy as the winner of the Horatio Alger Scholarship, which we reported on in our last issue of the Voice of HOPE.  

 Click here to read the Post's article about Andy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016/Number of views (3118)/Comments (0)/
Wednesday, June 8, 2016/Number of views (3359)/Comments (0)/

Voice of HOPE, Winter 2015-2016 Posted

Our Winter Newsletter, including 2015 graduates, is posted below.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016/Number of views (3925)/Comments (0)/


Boys Hope Girls Hope President PAUL MINORINI on March 1 sat down with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, to talk about Boys Hope Girls Hope and our mission. Watch below!

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In Illinois...


  • In the seven-county area of Metropolitan Chicago, almost 30% (172,000) of children live in zip codes where risks to their well-being (lacking family support, inadequate access to quality health care, poor educational opportunities, high crime rates, and high parental unemployment rates).


  •  High schools in the Chicago metro area have dropout rates higher than the state average.


  • In the Chicago City Public School District, the rate of students graduating from high school within four years is 61.8%.


How Boys Hope Girls Hope meets that need:


  • 80% of the youth we serve are in the racial minority.


  • The majority of youth in our care have no immediate family member with a college degree. 


  • Almost all of the youth we serve come from dangerous neighborhoods and experienced a lack of supervision.


  • Our college retention rate is 89-94%, compared to the national average of 66%.


  • All local Illinois scholars participate in extra-curricular and civic programs and engage in countless hours of service learning.  Nearly 70% receive academic honors at their schools.


  • Since 1996, over 80% of the youth who became part of the program have remained in the program through high school graduation.


  • Nationwide, since 1991, 100% of our U.S. alumni have gone on to college.


  • Since 1996, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois has averaged a 77% retention rate of students in college.


  • Our alumni across the country are successful professionals, responsible community members, and nurturing spouses, fathers and mothers. 


Since 1991, 100% of Boys Hope Girls Hope alumni have gone on to college or another post-secondary educational institution.