Children Served - “...academically capable and motivated children-in-need…”
- Age: 10–14 (generally) at entry, residential program through high school, services through college.
- Ability: Average or above academic potential and ability to be a positive member of the home.
- Motivation: Desire for full partnership on the part of the child and the guardian.
- Need: Systemic familial and societal barriers to success - multiple environmental risk factors.
Services - “…value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.”
- Homes: 6-8 kids per home, chores, “family meals,” disagreements, compromises, fun. “Normalcy.”
- Opportunities: Extracurriculars, service projects, mentors, life skills, camps, vacations, to be a kid.
- Parenting: Live-in houseparents, co-parenting with guardians, love, discipline, high expectations.
- Education: Quality school placement and support. Programming for college prep, access, persistence.
Intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth to be “Men and Women for Others.”
A UNIQUE APPROACH -
- Preventative: Our kids are often overlooked, not causing problems…yet. A window of opportunity.
- Selective: Student motivation essential. Right kids. Right program. Real results. Quality over quantity.
- Comprehensive: We unlock potential in the whole child – mind, body, spirit, and relationships.
- Long-term: Time for healing hurts, building human capital and life skills, and becoming college-ready.
- Not a band-aid. Not a temporary fix. One kid at a time. Impact that has a ripple effect.
RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please fill out our online secure form to Refer a Child.
Contact Maggie Biscan for admission opportunities.
A personal interview will be arranged between the referral agent (if applicable), Boys Hope Girls Hope, the child, and the family.
Please be prepared to provide the following documents:
- Completed application
- Academic, immunization and other pertinent records
- Handwritten letter from the child to the Board of Directors of Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis requesting consideration
- Participation in a 3-day, 2 night visit by the child to the program home
- Completion of academic and psychological testing
The Program Committee of the Board of Directors determines admission to the Boys Hope Girls Hope program.