The final month of the school year was perhaps the busiest one of the year for our residential scholars. With finals looming, our scholars turned their academic focus up a notch to ensure they were prepared to end their semester on the strongest note possible. Tutors arrived at the houses nightly, seeking to help the scholars with their last few papers and projects, while also reviewing valuable information that would come in handy during finals week. Javier and Adan worked closely with an all-star tutor, Sheri, to improve their math skills before their algebra final. Sheri, who comes each Thursday, rearranged her schedule to provide extra help to the two freshmen, and even enlisted the help of her son Dmitri, who came by to help Javier one evening. Though not all the results were where our scholars had hoped for them to be, they all showed dedication and initiative during the rough last few days of the year.
May was not a month strictly filled with business though, and the great weather allowed for the scholars to be very active. Elias was lucky enough to attend a free football camp hosted by Denver Bronco Chris Harris Jr. and former Denver Bronco Wesley Woodyard in Denver. The camp, in it’s third year in the Denver area, helped Elias hone his football skills but also sought to teach the young athletes about leadership and the importance of standing up against bullying. Elias left the camp with a bag of free stuff and an invaluable experience with great football players and people. While Elias was playing football, some of our older scholars were at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, learning the game through caddying. Luis, Darwyn, Laura, and Javier used the great May weather to start of their caddying season, which is as much a learning experience as it is a paying job. Learning the ins and outs of the game will be useful when they start golf lessons next month.
May is also graduation season, and we would like to congratulate Denisse on her graduation from Liberty Middle School and Jorge on his graduation from Regis Jesuit. The events were the culmination of all their hard work during their time at Boys Hope Girls Hope and signify the start of a new academic chapter in their lives.