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Voice of Hope Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter

Author: Admin/Thursday, December 29, 2016/Categories: National Latest News

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Stephanie Gonzalez
            A sophomore undergraduate student at Boston College, Stephanie Gonzales is realizing her dreams unfolding day to day.  At one of the most respected institutions in the nation, she clings to the life lessons she has learned from her experience at Boys Hope Girls Hope.
            Before her placement in Boys Hope Girls Hope, Stephanie faced the burdening pressures of expectations at home.  She understood the significance of working hard and engaging in her education, yet these distractions proved relentless. 
            At the Boys Hope Girls Hope home, Stephanie found the tools, guidance, and environment she needed to attain her goals.  She gained the agency to be empowered and learn the capabilities of her potential, and today, Stephanie is living out her dream. Click here to read her story first hand.
 

Will Watson
            As a successful Air Force Academy graduate, Will Watson, a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, reflects on his challenging but momentous experiences at the Boys Hope home.  In his boyhood days, he dreamt of manning the jet planes he watched soar overhead.  But this dream seemed to drift further and further away from reality and into fantasy as time progressed.  Family circumstances found themselves too difficult to be managed, and his aspirations felt intangible. 
            However, in 1995, at the age of 14, Will’s situation was discovered.  He was moved from the shelter, where he had been living, and joined the Boys Hope Girls Hope family.  Though his story is unique, he gratefully reminisces about his time being pushed and encouraged by the Boys Hope Girls Hope staff and board members to work towards the future he can today call his present. Click here to read his story first hand.