They have the ability.
We supply the opportunity.

Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars apply for a spot in the program and come to us hungry to learn, grow, and BE the hope. We partner with families to provide their scholars a safe and stable place to live. We give them 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.


serve in the community year-round


participate in 2+ extracurriculars each year


of graduates have gone to college after graduation since 1980


receive college scholarships


persist in college




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.

  • Both male and female scholars
  • Young people ages 8-14 at admission through college graduation
  • Capable of rigorous academic college-preparatory work
  • Perform at or above grade level
  • Demonstrate integrity and leadership potential
  • Need for a long-term, value-centered, nurturing setting
  • Volunteers for the program, understanding and accepting expectations
  • Relates positively to peers and adults
  • Has a family, parent, or guardian that is supportive of the decision to join, and willing to help their scholar meet program expectations


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 in middle school and stay with us through high school, college, and career launch.  Through our signature Residential 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.  Residential scholars receive an academic scholarship, affording them an opportunity to get a first-class education at one of our partner schools.

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, household chores, 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.


Boys House

Girls House

Our Residential program functions as a loving and nurturing family atmosphere, a dynamic environment with a sense of belonging, central to healthy adolescent development.

Home Life

Our two Mid-City homes each accommodate up to 8 scholars, who are cared for by live-in, round-the-clock professional Residential Counselors.
Scholars share chores, do homework together, attend religious services, eat, and grow up together.

Educational Focus

Academic growth and whole-person development are the program focus: residential scholars are enrolled in college-preparatory programs at top-rated area schools. Scholars are also matched with tutors who help them reach their academic potential and mentors who share their life experience

Whole-Person Development

Scholars are enrolled in extracurricular activities designed to help them discover themselves and the world around them. They engage in community service projects year-round that teach them the value of living a life committed to serving others.


“The rigorous routine that Boy Hope Girls Hope gave to me helped me with my transition to LSU.”


“They say it’s a requirement for scholars to get 100 service hours a year, but I don’t see it that way. I see it as something we get to do and engage with people out in the world.”


“The part that means the most to me is connections and relationships that I’ve had. They mean so much to me because those are relationships and friendships that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.”


“Boys Hope Girls Hope has given me tons of opportunities to succeed, like getting a great education and always having a house to come home to.”


“It wasn’t just a house experience through my teenage years. I continue to be very involved and it’s incredibly beautiful what they’re doing to save lives.”

Nick Varuso

“From the first day that I stepped into the house, BHGH told me I was going to do great things. They weren’t wrong.”



We not only prepare college aspirants for all aspects and challenges of the college experience, but continue to provide academic, social, emotional and financial support through college graduation.


We have made a long-term commitment, from middle school through college and career launch. Graduating high school is not the end of your journey with Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans.

What We Provide

We heavily support our Collegians with:

  • Collegian visits by staff
  • 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. 

Internships and Career Launch

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

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!