Boys Hope Girls Hope In 1977, a St. Louis educator believed that all children had the right to an education, especially children living in poverty. These children did not feel safe at home, were afraid of the drug-induced violence in their neighborhood, and often went without a meal. This affected the children’s ability and desire to learn.
He founded a fully elective, and educationally focused, non-profit residential program for intellectually capable children. He placed these children in top-rated schools and formed family-style homes that recreated a healthy family dynamic. Today, Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) is an international organization with operations in the US and Latin America.
As a regional and autonomous affiliate since 2002, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore (BHGH) breaks intergenerational cycles of poverty, homelessness, abuse and neglect by empowering children and their families. Our 501(c)3 non-profit residential program was launched in 2002 with 6 middle-school boys. Today we own and operate 2 homes in Overlea, Maryland, one for 8 boys and one for 8 girls between the ages of 10 and 18. The Girls House was built in 2010 after being chosen over thousands of other worthy projects by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.