Our Impact in Illinois
See how Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois is meeting our mission and bringing our community together.
in long-term residential program
working toward their degrees
total young people
who are motivated
to achieve their potential
ALUMNI MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Our alumni are well-educated, career-ready, people for others who are leaders and changemakers in their families and communities.
“I believe, truly, that’s one of the key ways to break that cycle of being in poverty; understanding how money works. Being able to have the education and give it to a base that needs it the most, and at a younger age, is one way that I give back.”
graduate from high school
go to college
persist in college
college graduation rate
graduates in 2022!
*three high school and four college graduates
“I really appreciate Boys Hope Girls Hope because they really made college a reality for me. No one in my family had gone to college before; I was the first to go, so Boys Hope Girls Hope really walked me through that process.”
from families making less than $50k/year*
from underrepresented minority groups
girls and young women
boys and young men
serve in their communities
*network-wide number: The average income for our families overall is $32k/year, and 84% of our families make less than $50k/year with most families having 2-6 members in the household and 11% of families having 7 to 13 members each.
SERVING OTHERS IN NEED
Becoming well-educated and career-ready is all complimented by a focus on living a life of service to others—a key component of Boys Hope Girls Hope’s proven track record of life-transforming impact on scholar success. Our Scholars regularly participate in community service activities, complete service reflections, research community issues they are passionate about, brainstorm solutions they can offer, and lead service projects.
Excerpt from Network Headquarters full blog on alumni nurses across the network. Read the full blog here.I joined the healthcare field to be the best advocate for my patients, and seeing the progress they make with therapy and rehab is why I’m a nurse. Marcos...
Excerpt from Network Headquarters full blog on 2021-2022 Excellence Awards. Read the full blog here.I chose Boys Hope Girls Hope for myself because I didn’t want to be a product of my environment, but rather come back and be an inspiration for others.Michallé Fain and...
If you need something, they will help you connect to the information or resources you need. Everyone at Boys Hope Girls Hope is willing to help you.Not many 4th-grade kids map out their own educational paths through college, but Alvaro is no ordinary kid. In 4th...
I was a kid who started in Cabrini-Green, one of the most dangerous and notorious public housing authorities. Boys Hope Girls Hope was a safe haven for me to receive a full-ride scholarship to college and earn a leadership role at a Fortune 500 company—all at the age...