They have the ability.
We supply the opportunity.

Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars apply for a spot in the program and come to us with a hunger to learn, grow, and BE the hope. Some require a place to live and some don’t, but all need access to our long-term support, a quality education, holistic programming, a dynamic environment with other focused young people, and other resources necessary to thrive. 


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We serve young people with recognizable grit and determination needing access and opportunity. Need includes a variety of tough situations such as poverty, family stress, parent/guardian illness, neighborhood violence or underperforming schools—most anything that would create significant barriers to a child reaching his or her full potential.

  • High school freshman through college graduation
  • Capable of rigorous academic college-preparatory work
  • Desire for a long-term, value-centered, nurturing setting
  • Volunteers for program, understands and accepts expectations
  • Relates positively to others
  • Has a family or guardian that is supportive


All Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars participate in long-term, quality holistic programming in five core areas, all within our unique long-term mission promise.


Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholars begin their journey with us freshman year of high school and stay with us through high school, college, and career launch. In our Academy pathway, scholars move along together as we channel their energy, and leverage their talents, strengths, and passions into an individual plan that helps them reach their full potential.

Empowered Learning

Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars get ongoing academic support such as tutoring and college preparatory coaching. 

Life Preparedness

In addition to help with their academics, all scholars learn basic skills they need to live happy, productive lives, such as budgeting, communication skills, planning for the future, following a recipe, travel basics, and opening a bank account.

Personal Development

Boys Hope Girls Hope programming includes social & emotional awareness and physical activities that promote all-around health and well-being. Scholars are encouraged to explore their own spirituality as a critical part of living a healthy, well-adjusted life.  All Scholars are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities that feed their purpose and passion.

Leadership & Service

Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholars are taught to become people for others—to live with purpose and give back to others in need.  This is reinforced through community service; dialogue about important global and local issues; and the development of their own passions for social justice and being a change maker in their family and community.

College & Career Readiness

Our career preparation and leadership programming helps scholars identify their strengths and talents and what future careers they are interested in. Then, with mentoring, setting educational goals, planning, assistance with jobs and internships, as well as mock interviews and other experiential opportunities, we help get them there. Boys Hope Girls Hope remains a network of support for our Alumni.


Academic growth, whole-person development, and college preparedness are the focus of the Colorado Academy program. Based at Aurora Central High School and Regis Jesuit High School, Academy scholars are provided in-depth academic support by Boys Hope Girls Hope staff and volunteers. Scholars are matched with tutors who help them reach their academic potential and mentors who share their life experience; they are enrolled in extracurricular activities designed to help them discover themselves and the world around them; and they engage in community service projects that teach them the value of living a life committed to serving others.

After School Learning

Our Academy Program takes place after school at Aurora Central and Regis Jesuit High Schools, 2-4 days a week for:

  • college-readiness activities
  • tutoring
  • community building
  • character development
  • financial literacy
  • career-readiness activities

Volunteering activities take place on weekends, breaks, and school holidays throughout the year, along with college visits, community outreach, and fun!

A Day in the Program

The afternoon begins with snacks and some time to unwind from the school day before they begin their homework, where tutors are available to help during study time. Afterward, enrichment activities (listed above) led by guest presenters and staff will occur.


During the summer, our Academy Program continues! We meet 4-5 weekdays in June and have summer camps/occasional programming in July.

Our scholars tour colleges, volunteer in the community, attend summer camps, participate in workshops, and attend fun educational outings—learning new skills, exploring nature, learning to care for their mental and physical health, reflecting and discovering new interests—all part of growing and becoming well-rounded individuals.  



We make a long-term commitment to our Scholars—from middle school through college and career launch. Graduating high school is not the end of their journey with Boys Hope Girls Hope.

What We Provide

We heavily support our Collegians with:

  • Collegian visits by team members
  • Dorm set up
  • Social-emotional resources
  • Financial support
    and more!

Collegians enrolled in 15 or more credit hours and maintaining specific GPA requirements may apply for scholarship funds each semester from Boys Hope Girls Hope through college degree completion (in five years or less). Beyond this scholarship, the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network partners with a number of colleges and universities to offer additional scholarship opportunities. 

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado has cultivated many partnerships with universities, scholarship organizations, and private donors so that all our Collegians can graduate from college with minimal to no debt.

Internships and Career Launch

Boys Hope Girls Hope keeps collegians connected, supported, and informed about many internship opportunities secured through local and Network partnerships. These have led to full-time positions after college graduation. Boys Hope Girls Hope supports collegians in their first career launch and offers a Network of support for our alumni!

We not only prepare our scholars for aspects and challenges of the college experience but continue to provide academic, social, emotional, and financial support through college graduation and into their first career.

54 Collegians Currently Attend:

Community College of Aurora
Regis University
Santa Clara University
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University
University of Denver
Colorado University
University of Northern Colorado
University of Southern California
Metropolitan State University of Denver

See how Boys Hope Girls Hope is prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

My Road

My Road

My Road is Boys Hope Girls Hope’s network-wide innovative online learning experience which consists of a journey of activities, assessments, and benchmarks that ensure scholars are developing academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually in preparation for college, career, and life.

My Road

Alumni Community

Graduates of Boys Hope Girls Hope programs across the Network become members of the Alumni Association, a growing body of professionals. Our alumni are leaders, changemakers, and people for others who give back to their families, local communities, and younger generations of scholars.

One Team One Mission

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network

There’s power in numbers.  As a part of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network, our scholars benefit from programming, resources, partnerships, research, scholarship funds, and shared best practices.  Our program uniquely offers a combination of deep local impact and the benefit of diverse international perspectives and interactions.  Our scholars, collegians, alumni, and team members come together with other impact-driven individuals, maximizing opportunities to share, support, solve problems, and serve.

Our Network includes Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters and affiliates across the U.S. and Latin America.  All Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliates ascribe to the same research-supported Program Model and Theory of Change.  We’re proud of the support, and connections we receive from our Network!