Boys Hope Girls Hope

Contact Information

12120 Bridgeton Sq
Bridgeton, MO 63044 - 2607
(402) 770-1499
FY 2015 AmeriCorps National Direct

Executive Summary

Boys Hope Girls Hope proposes to have 31 AmeriCorps members who will will support Boys Hope Girls Hope's efforts to reach 800 young people, ages 10-18 who have barriers to school success and college matriculation related to poverty, providing the support necessary to progress to self-sufficiency through educational success and opportunity. Members will serve in Arizona, California, Missouri, Ohio, Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, New York, Maryland, Colorado and Michigan. They will work as teams at each project site, and focus their efforts so that each of the participating students is accruing the necessary skills, confidence and aspirations necessary to college enrollment. Their activities will focus on academic preparation, college counseling, facilitating participation in co-curricular learning and, developing opportunities for scholars to acquire cultural wealth through service-learning, parental involvement, and community education that creates collaboration across the community. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage 1200 volunteers who will serve as tutors and mentors.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $ 325,228.39 will be matched with $579,479 in private funding.

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