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One of 18 affiliates across the United States and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis helps academically motivated middle and high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds and become successful in college and beyond. Our goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally and academically prepared for post-secondary education and a productive life, breaking the cycle of poverty. Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis utilizes the following elements to achieve our mission:

  • Academic excellence

  • Service and community engagement

  • Family-like settings to cultivate youth empowerment

  • Long-term and comprehensive programming

  • Faith-based values

  • Voluntary participant commitment


Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that children have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. Children create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.

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