Established in 2000, Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco (BHGHSF) is focused on helping youth in need build life-skill solid foundations, with emphasis on their social and academic development. In pursuit of our vision, we make a 12–14-year commitment to each child served. Our mission is to nurture and guide motivated young people to become career-ready and community-minded men and women for others.
BHGHSF addresses two of the greatest needs that disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area face: the need for a healthy, structured out-of-school-time environment and the need for an enduring academic foundation. These youth have been especially challenged due to the global pandemic since spring 2020.
While these times are unpredictable, our small staff of 4 stepped up. We wrapped our arms around our families by providing them with mental health resources, daily check-in, and food donations during the holidays, supplied by our board members. As a result, the scholars are thriving from our extra care and support, and 86% of them hold a 3.0 or higher-Grade Point Average, and 100% graduated high school in 2021, and 100% will go onto colleges and universities in the fall. Mia is one example: Mia, age 13, lost her father to a debilitating disease in the middle of a global pandemic. The loss of her father has devastated Mia's family, and naturally, she was heartbroken, not being able to connect or see extended family members for support and care. The BHGH team took extra care of Mia and her family by donating grocery gift cards and finding therapeutic resources to manage grief for Mia and her entire family. Our goal is to keep Mia on track to finishing middle school to enter high school with confidence. Today Mia is earning a Grade Point Average of 3.5 and is continuing family grief counseling. Our dedicated staff goes above and beyond to stay connected and supportive of our scholars and their families.
Would you do the same? Please give generously to our mission so we can double and triple the scholars in the next five years. Together we can disrupt the cycle of poverty one scholar at a time and change generations.
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