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Executive Director Karen Bond is profiled in the Baltimore Business Journal.

What can you do to make our city better?

Please take a moment to read the article in the BBJ about making change in post-riot Baltimore.

To view full article click here

 

 

 

BHGH Collegian Donte Jones receives Bachelors Degree from University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore is proud to announce that Donte Jones has earned his Bachelors Degree in Human Ecology with a concentration in Child Development from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore during their December 2016 commencement exercises.

Donte entered the Boys Hope Girls Hope program in 2008 and graduated from Archbishop Curley High School in 2011.

Life before Boys Hope Girls Hope was unpleasant for Donte. His father was murdered on the streets of Baltimore when he was just eleven years old. He was surrounded by a home life filled with drugs and gangs and felt there was no way out for him. He came to live at Boys Hope Girls Hope when he was in the 8th grade and in search of some stability in his life.

Donte remembers his time at BHGH, “The things I liked best is the family-like relationships the staff build with the scholars. It was very important for me when first coming into the program because before in my life I rarely felt that love from people. Therefore, receiving that love from people who weren’t in my family meant a lot to me and has stuck with me ever since.”
“I was the first in my family to graduate college and it means a lot to me to set an example of success for my siblings.”

Donte interned at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Child Development Center on campus and is currently working in an after-school program for Baltimore City schools.Donte Graduation

Welcome Reception for Executive Director, Karen Bond is postponed

As we brace for the upcoming nor’easter we are postponing the March 15th reception to welcome our new Executive Director, Karen Bond. You will be notified of the rescheduled date.

Thank you and stay safe.

Events

16th ANNUAL SPARROWS GOLF OUTING

4.28.17 at 8:30 AM Registration Begins

Sparrows Point Country Club
919 Wise Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21222

 

Join Boys Hope Girls Hope at the 16th Annual Sparrows Point Classic Friday, April 28, 2017

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Boys Hope Girls Hope’s Residential program recreates the family atmosphere and dynamic that is central to healthy adolescent development. Our residential scholars live in homes—not institutions, but real homes in safe neighborhoods.

Your support through the Golf Classic provides opportunities for the scholars of Boys Hope Girls Hope to lead lives of independence and accomplishment.

9AM: Breakfast and BHGH Scholar meet & greet

10AM: Shotgun Captain’s Choice Scramble

19th Hole: Open cocktail hour with cash prizes and awards; Beverages on the course.

Click the image below to learn more and get involved! Sponsorship opportunities available!
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Graduates 2016

2016 is an exciting time for Boys Hope Girls Hope as we congratulate our three graduates!

Milan St. Paul's School, 2016 University of Miami, 2020

Milan
St. Paul’s School, 2016
University of Miami, 2020

 

 

 

Shavona Friends School, 2016 Goucher College, 2020

Shavona
Friends School, 2016
Goucher College, 2020

 

 

 

Noe Calvert Hall, 2016 Dickinson College 2020

Noe
Calvert Hall, 2016
Dickinson College 2020

 

A note from Noe:

Deciding to move away from home was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made.
The crossroads arrived during my eighth grade year, when I decided to live in a residential program called Boys Hope Girls Hope. My middle school counselor suggested I join the program after countless meetings. At first I was hesitant, but I realize that accepting the offer was the best decision of my life.
It was hard living away from family and friends but I soon realized the Boys Hope Girls Hope experience was worth it after being accepted to Calvert Hall College High School, an all-boys school. Just when I thought things couldn’t get better, I received a scholarship from Calvert Hall through academic excellence and leadership abilities. Not only was I doing well in school, I also was growing outside of school and improving my public speaking skills by talking in front of hundreds of industry leaders at fundraising events for Boys Hope. It was the happiest I have ever felt, because I realized how far I had come as a person and a student.
Maybe I did grow up poor in wealth but not the desire to learn. My background didn’t stop me from working hard in school and sharing my story and my experiences at Boys Hope with others. I’m not only working for myself, I’m working for my family as well. I have a unique background and I’m not shy about it. I want others to realize that you don’t need money or, have an ideal background to do great things.
I’m excited about attending Dickinson College this fall, because it’s another new challenge. I have completed everything from leaving home to attending a great high school, but I’m missing a college education. No one in my family has gone to college and I want to be the first to graduate. This accomplishment would mean a lot to my family and friends back at home because I’m sharing this experience with them. I feel like they can live this opportunity through me, and I will do everything within my power not to let them down, to maximize my college years and to continue to help others along the way.

To see Noe’s amazing speaking skills click here!

Path to Promise- June 2, 2016

June 2, 2016 at 6:30-930PM

Port Discovery

Join Boys Hope Girls Hope at our exciting, interactive fundraising event, Path To Promise

June 2, 2016 at Port Discovery, 6:30-9:00

Please join us on the evening of June 2nd, where we will show off what makes BHGH special: our scholars, collegians, and alumni.  The event will be a highly-interactive alternative to traditional galas with guests using a Path to Promise passport to visit the middle school, high school, graduate, collegian, and alumni spaces created by scholars.

Of course there will also be entertainment, a full bar and food from Rouge. Please join us, and bring friends, family, and coworkers. It will be a fun night to be sure, and we’ll generate some good support to keep paving the Path to Promise.

Boys Hope Girls Hope’s Residential program recreates the family atmosphere and dynamic that is central to healthy adolescent development. Our residential scholars live in homes—not institutions, but real homes in safe neighborhoods.

Your support provides opportunities for the scholars of Boys Hope Girls Hope to lead lives of independence and accomplishment.

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Purchase tickets or sponsorship today and help pave the Path to Promise.