Before joining the Boys Hope Girls Hope program, my life consisted of many hours at night spent trying to understand my courses. In the mornings I would find ways to do my homework correctly and still make it in time for school. Things were a struggle for me before I submitted an application to the Aurora Lights Program. This program helps kids with homework and their classes. Although, I had these resources available to me I still had a lot to think about such as high school and my appetite for going to college.
Everything began changing for me when my elementary school counselor recommended me to Boys Hope Girls Hope. I completed all the requirements and was accepted as a Boys Hope scholar. I visited the residential program for a week and decided to move in the summer of 2014. When I started school that year I noticed a spike in my academic performance and attitude.
BHGH is a program based on education, and I knew I was going to have to give school everything I could. I knew my hard work paid off when I finished last semester earning a 3.14 GPA. This year I began wrestling for Liberty Middle School. Wrestling was something that I wanted to be a part of, and it’s allowed me to meet nice people. Through wrestling I learned how far teamwork can lead you.
I knew that when I joined BHGH things were going to happen. Meeting Greg Scruggs, an NFL football player and BHGH graduate, was one of those great things. I couldn’t believe he was such a practical person. As a scholar I want to collect all the information I can which helps me to be successful. I realized I accomplished a major goal when I was accepted to Regis Jesuit High School. Joining Boys Hope Girls Hope has been a big part of reaching my goals and preparing for my future. Thank you for supporting the scholars.